Halle Berry to Testify on Protecting Children From Paparazzi
The actress will speak in favor of a new bill, which would modify the definition of the word “harass” and prevent photogs from targeting celebrity kids.
Halle Berry is headed to Sacramento on Tuesday to testify in favor of new legislation, which would limit the paparazzi’s ability to photograph stars’ children, the Los Angeles Times reports.
The bill -- SB 606, written by Sen. Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles) – aims to also protect the children of public officials. It would modify the definition of the term harassment, currently meaning an activity that “seriously alarms, annoys, torments or terrorizes” a person, to also include recording or taking photographs of a child without the permission of a legal guardian. The legislation would also ban “following the child’s activities or lying in wait” and targeting a child because of their parent’s line of work.
According to LAT, a first conviction could throw offenders in jail for 10 days to a year.
Berry, who is currently pregnant with her second child, is a mom to 5-year-old daughter Nahla.