Monday, November 20, 2006

So last week I think I promised to fill you all in on a story that a pap related to me because he wanted to know if he was legally obligated to do anything about what he had witnessed and his obligations should it occur again in the future..

Most of you readers are used to seeing the photos of celebs up close and personal that are taken from just a few feet away..However, you may have also seen photos, especially on the beaches that are taken from a much greater distance, and then there was a recent case involving Jennifer Aniston where topless photos of her on her deck were taken from over a quarter mile away..

There are some pap who follow their quarry all the time, but for much of the time they just stay close to certain places they know celebs tend to hang out, or they know will be coming to at some point in the day or night. However, the big money are for pics that are harder to come by and that is where you get the guys following you everywhere ot finding a place that overlooks your house and then waiting for hours and hours and sometimes even for days depending on how valuable the pic would be if taken.

The pap who came to my office is a follower..he goes for the big bucks and does not settle for anything less..He has become very good at tracking his quarry from a distance (some would say it has something to do with the device on their fav car he put there, but I digress..lol) He also has found a place also about a quarter mile away from a particular house which provides him an excellent view of about 30% of the house including some rooms of the house, and into them as well..

He came to me because on 3 or 4 occasions (definitely 3, and unsure of the 4th) he witnessed the current A list actor beating his girlfriend and has the pics to prove it. (they are grainy, but very clear what is going on) The first time it happened he was not prepared to take pics because he knew the object of his pics was not at the house and so he managed to only get a couple of pics which are useful only if looking at the others to put the first in context. After the fight, he waited for what he was sure would be an appearance by the police, but none ever came. This same scenario played out the other times as well.

He came to me because he wondered if he was under some obligation to report the beatings to the police. He did not want to alert the police because he did not want the subject to learn about the pap watching his house and thus tip-off what the real goal with the pics is/was. Also, the fights happened over a several week period and always in the same room of the house and so he was wondering if they could have learned of his presence and were staging the fights because they always did happen in the same room..To back this theory up he stated and as I viewed the pics, admitted it is hard to see if there are any bruises or marks on the woman. Most of the blows appeared to be of the open hand variety and therefore would maybe not leave a mark and also would not leave any evidence if the pap decided to call the cops on his own and they investigated. He has thought about calling the police as soon as he sees something but doubts they would be able to respond in time..The girlfriend rarely leaves the house which makes it tough to follow her and see if there are marks or to confront her..She is not really in the public eye and so sometimes that can be problematic as well..He hired an assistant to follow the girl if she does leave, but she does not seem to leave until at least two days after a fight which would bolster the theory that she has been hit.

He wants her to leave because he knows that when she is gone, then his payoff pics will happen..I will keep you updated on this story..of course it could break out into the open at anytime as well..too many people are being brought into the loop..of course the pap could be bought off also...remind me to tell you about some big payoffs in the past to keep things quiet..

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

Let me guess: the guy who beaten up his girlfriend was Vinny Gallo, right?

ent lawyer said...

interesting guess

indie said...

i don't think it's vinny gallo because he's hardly a-list. i mean, i love him all the same but his name isn't up there with brad pitt's or anything.

Anonymous said...

I was going to go with Matt Damon but he's married now, so no g.f.

Anonymous said...

Toby Maguire?

Anonymous said...

Hm..

George Clooney?
Jim Carey?
Keanu Reeves?
Orlando Bloom?
Colin Ferrell?
Alec Baldwin?

Anonymous said...

this makes me really, really sad. the girl is being beaten and all anyone does is stand back and take photos?

sick sad world.

Anonymous said...

Jim Carrey or Jamie Foxx

Anonymous said...

Jaime Foxx sounds plausable. He seems like an arrogant asshole. Does the paparazzi follow him though?

Det. Rhiannon Brock said...

What? He can't get big bucks for an 'A-List Actor Beats Gfriend-- and We've Got the Pics to Prove It!' exclusive

Anonymous said...

i bet it's tom cruise

Anonymous said...

Jamie Foxx. In the recent Michael Richards flap JF said some very violent things.

Anonymous said...

My first guess was Tom Cruise as well...he's a weirdo

Anonymous said...

Nicolas Cage?

janine said...

This is so clearly Tom Cruise and Kate Holmes. The guy's waiting for a Suri pic and gets this picture of Tom, who's been openly crazy and slightly agressive (remember how hard he shook Oprah?) hitting KH. Remember KH rarely leaves the house and never without a Scientology handler.

Anonymous said...

This is too scary.

I don't think it's TomKat. Why would the "object" not be at the house at a time when the pap was watching the house - if both he and his girlfriend were there (if that makes sense).

Harrison Ford? Although I'm not sure what the pap wants to get when she's gone.

Anonymous said...

I know who it is..it is Sean Penn. I would leave my identity but I post comments on the blogs, sorry. She will never, ever leave him. And tell the photog to keep his distance if he knows what's good for him.

Anonymous said...

^But what would the photog want of his while she is gone?

Anonymous said...

^btw...they are married and live in the Bay Area.

Anonymous said...

It's gotta be TomKat.

The pap is waiting for a photograph of Cruise with another man, which would only be possible when Katie is gone.

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StellaCreepella said...

If we went by the 'tag' in this post, (Jennifer Aniston) it would make sense.... She was dating Vince Vaughn he's supposedly a funny guy, I could see them doing it as a joke. . Also, the paps were still all over her because of the divorce that was still pretty fresh. So Jen A is plausible.

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