The 46-year-old pregnant actress appeared at the California State Capitol in Sacramento on Tuesday to testify for a bill that would restrict paparazzi from photographing the children of celebrities and other public figures.
The Academy Award winner, who has had so much trouble with pesky paps that she wanted to move to Europe, got personal during her testimony, sharing stories about how her 5-year-old daughter, Nahla, has become terrified of "the men" and fear they may even kill her.
"My daughter doesn’t want to go to school because she knows 'the men' are watching for her,” Berry, who said she was speaking on behalf of her young daughter and the baby boy she will soon add to her family, said, according to theWashington Post. “They jump out of the bushes and from behind cars and who knows where else, besieging these children just to get a photo.”
Berry recalled a comment Nahla made to her, saying, "'They don't do this to other little kids. Why can't you do something mommy?' I have to look at my 5-year-old and say because I have no rights to do anything."
"The Call" star also talked about the April incident when she and her fiancé, Olivier Martinez, touched down in Los Angeles after a family getaway in Hawaii and were cornered by what she estimated to be 50 photographers. The French actor appeared to lunge at one of the shutterbugs for getting too close, and Berry exploded on them, screaming, “Get away! There’s a child! Jesus! What’s wrong with you people?”
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