In August 2013, actress Jennifer Garner joined Halle Berry in the long-running celebrity duel with shutterbugs. The award-winning actresses addressed the California State Assembly Judiciary Committee on Public Safetly in an effort to create more stringent paparazzi laws to protect the children of the rich and famous. "I am an actress, but I am a mom first," said Garner, who has three children with husband Ben Affleck. "Being stalked has been hard for me, but it's beyond what a child should have to endure. The price paid for pictures of celebrity children is now absurdly high. They have a bounty on their heads every day. Literally every day there are as many as 15 cars of photographers waiting outside our home. Large, aggressive men swarm us, causing a mob scene, yelling, jockeying for position, crowding around the kids. "My children aren't actors or celebrities, they are just kids like your kids or anyone else's," Garner continued. "And just like you want to protect your children, I want to protect mine."
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