Scarlett Johansson says paparazzi laws need to change
Scarlett Johansson released a statement to E! News yesterday.
She wants a change in paparazzi law following her recent scare outside Jimmy Kimmel Live.
The actress claims she was followed by five cars with tinted windows full of men.
Following an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Avengers star Scarlett Johansson claims she was followed.
She told E! that five cars full of men with tinted windows followed her.
Johansson said the drivers were, 'putting other drivers and pedestrians at risk so they could follow [her]...'
'To find out where I was staying and subsequently stalk me and my young daughter for the duration of my stay.'
Scarlett explains why paparazzi laws need to change
'The paparazzi consistently go to increasingly dangerous lengths to stalk and harass the people they are photographing.'
'Even after Princess Diana's tragic death, the laws were never changed to protect targets from the lawless paparazzi.'
'Many paparazzi have criminal pasts and will perform criminal acts to get their shot.'
'The paparazzi put people's lives at risk, so they can wait for days in quiet neighbourhoods in blacked out cars.'
She says they try to, 'follow [her] to the playground and photograph [her] child and other people's children in a safe place that should be off limits, but isn't.'
'All of this is perfectly legal.'
'I felt it was my duty as a concerned citizen who was being pursued dangerously and stalked to go to the local precinct and seek guidance there.'
'I would encourage others in a similar situation to go to the police.'
'Women across the US are stalked, harassed and frightened and a universal law to address stalking must be at the forefront of law enforcement conversations.'
'Until paparazzi are considered by the law for the criminal stalkers they are, it's just a waiting game before another person gets seriously injured or killed, like Princess Diana.'
The actress has been busy promoting her upcoming movie Avengers: Endgame.
It's due out on the 25th of April.