Some satisfaction against photographer who assaulted Ava Phillippe's party

10/11/2005 at 08:00 AM ET

The paparazzo who assaulted children, a mom and two Disney employees at Disney’s California Adventure when Reese Witherspoon took her daughter Ava and friends to celebrate her sixth at the theme park on September 2nd was charged on Friday with child endangerment and multiple counts of battery.

Photographer Todd K. Wallace allegedly hit a 5-year-old child with his camera, shoved another child out of the way, assaulted one of the children’s mothers and two Disney employees who tried to prevent him from approaching Reese and her kids. He also became verbally abusive towards the group, using language inappropriate for children, though I’m not sure if that necessarily breaks any laws.

The photographer is no stranger to violence and crime. According to state corrections records, he was convicted of and served four years in the pokie for second-degree burglary and receiving goods by fraud.

Last April, Reese filed a police report again paparazzi who allegedly boxed in her car and prevented from entering her property but prosecutors declined to file charges, based on lack of corroborating evidence through witnesses and videotapes. At the time, Reese told the New York Times, "There seems to be no repercussions for the behavior. It’s starting to feel chaotic and lawless."

Source: E! Online and Hollywood.com


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Mrs. McGraw on

It’s too bad that paps act that way. And for the record, the first amendment does NOT protect profanity, so his chosen curse words did break laws…verbal assault. Hope they start making some laws about paparazzi.

Melissa on

I enjoy seeing celebrity pictures (especially the kids) as well as anyone. But, not enough to want some paparazzo to endanger children, or anyone else, to get them. And to be so viciously physical and profane and scare or hurt little children? He’s a criminal and deserves jail time. No one should be subjected to that kind of behavior, be put in danger or have their children listen to angry, pushing, shouting strangers invading their personal space. How scary!

joy on

good.

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