Saturday, October 01, 2005
LOS ANGELES, California (Reuters) -- California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a law on Friday tripling damages celebrities can win from paparazzi if they are assaulted during a shoot and denying the photographers profits from any pictures taken during an altercation.
"We always said that the only way we would be able to curb dangerous behavior by these paparazzi was by going after their motivation, and that is being able to make enormous, outrageous profits," said the bill's author, California Assemblywoman Cindy Montanez, a Democrat representing suburban Los Angeles.
What's funny is imagining Arnold sayitg that, play along here; 'dangerous behavior', 'these paparazzi' and 'enormous outrageous profits'. That's comedy gold.
It's about time we did something to help these people. Arnold is to be commended for taking such a bold step.
As someone once said, "You can judge a society by the way it treats its celebrities." Oh wait, that was me.
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