Sydney paparazzo loses Nicole court case

A SYDNEY paparazzo lost a defamation case on Wednesday against an Australian newspaper that said he wanted to “wreak havoc” on actress Nicole Kidman’s private life with the court agreeing he was a “cowboy”.

The New South Wales state Supreme Court ruled the article saying photographer Jamie Fawcett was a “cowboy” who once dubbed himself the “Prince of Paparazzi” and who was determined “to wreak havoc on Kidman’s private life”, was not defamatory.During the hearing, Kidman told the court that Fawcett chased her car across Sydney in 2005 at speeds which made her crouch on the back seat, tearful and frightened of crashing.

Fawcett denied the car chase claims, but Supreme Court Judge Carolyn Simpson said Kidman’s description was accurate.

“He is a man who makes his living from taking and selling candid photographs of famous people.
 
“The evidence amply demonstrates that Mr Fawcett’s conduct was ‘intrusive’ and ‘threatening’.”  — Reuters.