The situation with paparazzi going to any lengths to get photos of celebs and their kids has been out of control for a long time. A couple of weeks ago we told you about an intentional fender bender involving new mom Nicole Richie, in which a paparazzi rear-ended her and then his co-hort snapped away while Nicole cried and the photog was led away in cuffs. Last night, a similar scenario played out in L.A. when photogs chasing the Jackson family rear-ended one of the cars – but sources say that only the security detail was in the car and not any of the kids. Still, injuries were reported.
A photographer following Michael Jackson’s children got into an accident Wednesday with one of the family’s vehicles in Los Angeles, according to police.
“The damage was minor and there were no injuries,” says Sgt. Ann Pickering. “A report was taken and it’s under investigation.”
It wasn’t known whose car was struck in the San Fernando Valley except that it wasn’t the one carrying the late singer’s children. The Jackson kids are often accompanied by a nanny and security guards.
It must have been scary for the kids to hear about, but unfortunately it isn’t the first time they’ve been in one of these situations. Anyone who has seen the Martin Bashir documentary “Living With Michael Jackson” will recall the segment in which a Jackson fanatic approaches the children and starts touching them. Then, Jackson attempted to take the children, who were very young, to the zoo. The kids were swarmed by photographers and Prince Michael was poked in the eye by a cameraman. It’s sad, but these children are used to being chased and harassed. It’s just a good thing that no one was seriously hurt this time.