Nicole Richie

Former Reality show actress Nicole Richie, has been granted a permanent restraining order against two paparazzi photographers who allegedly caused her car collision in October. Nicole appeared in court to appeal for the order in Los Angeles California yesterday and admitted she was "hysterically crying" after the crash. Richie also took the stand, even know she was not feeling well, and she told Judge Carol Boas Goodson that both Eduardo Arrivabene and Ivon Miguel had been following her vehicle prior to the accident. Her partner, Joel Madden, also testified against the celebrity snappers and confirmed that Richie was extremely distressed following the crash. Before granting the restraining order, Judge Goodson expressed concern over the situation Richie found herself in, stating, "The court is extremely concerned about future accidents."The court order, which will remain in effect until November 16th, 2012, ensures the two photographers stay 50 yards away from Richie and her vehicle, as well as her children, Harlow and Sparrow, or any car they are traveling in.
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