to that troubling image of nicole kidman, knocked down on a new york city sidewalk, wiped out by a photographer there, to get a picture of her. Abc's linzie janis now on the backlash. Reporter: Watch... See More
to that troubling image of nicole kidman, knocked down on a new york city sidewalk, wiped out by a photographer there, to get a picture of her. Abc's linzie janis now on the backlash. Reporter: Watch carefully as this celebrity photographer on a bicycle smashes into nicole kidman, knocking her down as she enters her manhattan hotel. The actress screams and is seen holding her ankle as she's pulled up off the sidewalk. I'm sorry. I tried to brake. I want to get his name. Reporter: Photographer carl wu apparently losing control of his bike while trying to get a not of the actress. This mraf paparazzo is one of the most detested by celebrities in new york city. He's known to be particularly aggressive. Particularly pushy. Reporter: In a statement to abc news, wu said, "it looks bad, but an accident is an accident. This all went down very fast, and I'm sorry it happened." Kidman told "entertainment tonight," "i'm okay. I'm leaving the incident up to police." It's just the latest paparazzi run-in that's got some celebrities fighting back. Jennifer garner and halle berry recently pleading with california legislators for a law protecting celebrity children. I don't want a gang of shouting, arguing, law-breaking photographers who camp out everywhere we are, all day, every day, to continue traumatizing my kids. Reporter: As for kidman, she braved the photographers later that night. Photographer carl wu has been summoned to appear in court for reckless driving. While police investigate the accident, kidman can still press charges. But tonight, no word on whether she'll do that.
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