Now to justin bieber, striking a blow to the paparazzi. Remember the high-speed chase if earlier this month? Now the photographer is the first ever to be charged under a tough new law. Ryan owens has... See More
Now to justin bieber, striking a blow to the paparazzi. Remember the high-speed chase if earlier this month? Now the photographer is the first ever to be charged under a tough new law. Ryan owens has the story. Reporter: Justin bieber. Hitmaker. Heart throb. Hair trend-certificate. And now -- legal trail blazer? Actually, yes. Oh, my god. Reporter: Remember that car chase on an l.A. Freeway earlier this month? When bieber called 911 to report that paparazzi were chasing him? Hello, I have like, five cars following me. Reporter: He was cited for speeding. But one of the photographers in e behind him is in more trouble. 30-year-old paul raef is the first member of the paparazzi charged under a new california law that stiffens penalties for those two drive recklessly to try to capture photographs of celebrities for financial gain. Every one of those celebrities has the right to travel in peace. Reporter: If convicted, the free-lance photographer faces up to a year in jail. Raef couldn't be reached for comment. Bieber hasn't been contacted yet. They're the ones that are driving reckless, I'm just trying to, like, not have them being ony tail. Reporter: At the ripe old age of 18, the biebs managed to do what every celebrity dreams of. He turned the spotlight right on the paparazzi. For "good morning america," ryan owens, abc news, los angeles.
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