Jennifer Garner Wants Photogs to Stop Traumatizing Her Kids

People magazine's Larry Hackett weighs in on celebrity testimony before state lawmakers.
3:00 | 08/14/13

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A dramatic day of testimony in hollywood. They're testifying in favor of a proposed legislation that would limit the paparazzi's ability to take photos of their celebrity kids. Garner is getting choked up in this clip that we're g show you right now. I love my kids. They're beautiful and sweet and innocent. I don't want a gang of shouting, arguing, law-breaking photographers who camp out everywhere we are, all day, every day, to continue dramatizing my kids. Thank you for the opportunity to testify today. Sorry. I'd be happy to answer any questions. I'm with her. There's got to be absolutely terrifying. Try to go about your business. I'm sure you've dealt with it on some level. It does happen to me. In britain, it's illegal. If I can jump in. No one's going to defend guys jumping out of bushes. I'm concerned as a journalist, about the laws that are passed. This law is designed to protect children of celebrities. However, the way it's written, it may stop you from photographing children, let's say, there's some disaster at a high school. Would you be allowed to photograph children if they're under age? I don't know that. The laws sometimes are written for one thing and end up being used for other things that m not be the intentions. I don't want to defend guys who hang out in bushes. As a journalist, I'm concerned about laws being passed, that stop people from doing stuff. The unfortunate extension of a celebrity-obsessed culture. We run photographs. Of jennifer garner and her kids. We try to do our best to figure out how the photographs are taken and where they're taken. But I have seen these guys, literally, jumping out of bushes and chasing them. It's scary. They tried to write the law so it only goes at harassment of kids. It's very hard to get that. Jason patric, the intent of that law wasn't to stop him from seeing his kid. Someone could kidnap your kid and you know what they look like. And that's very scary.

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