Halle Berry is fighting for the rights of her 5-year-old daughter Nahla Aubry and every other celebrity kid who has been harassed by the paparazzi.
According to the Los Angeles Times, the Academy Award-winning actress testified in Sacramento today for legislation to limit the paparazzi’s access to celebrity children.
The bill, SB 606, would modify the definition of harassment — meaning activity that “seriously alarms, annoys, torments, or terrorizes” a person — to include photographing or recording a child without the permission of a legal guardian.
The legislation specifically mentions photography that involves “following the child’s activities or lying in wait” and targeting a child because of a parent’s line of work.
The author of bill, Sen. Kevin de León, is also requesting protections for the children of politicians and law enforcement.
“I’ve been struggling with it for years. There are no laws here to protect our children,” Berry said during an interview with Extra. “I think I’m going to call Obama and say, ‘Look, can you help us? I know this seems like a little, little issue to you right now but it’s big in our lives, at this school and our children need to be protected.”
She went on to explain whey she exploded on the paparazzi at LAX in April. “I hate that I lost my cool but I’m human, that happens when it comes to my daughter,” she said. “I’m ferocious!”
If bill SB 606 is passed, first-time offenders could land anywhere from 10 days to a year in jail.