Paparazzo Knocks Nicole Kidman to the Ground

Actress wanted to press charges after incident

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Sep 13, 2013 9:46 AM CDT

(Newser) – Nicole Kidman had a run-in, quite literally, with a paparazzo yesterday, when Carl Wu knocked her over with his bike. The freelance photographer was speeding down a New York sidewalk when he ran into Kidman as she walked into the Carlyle Hotel, TMZ reports. The gossip site has the incident on video, and Kidman can be heard saying she wants the guy's name so she can press charges. She called the cops, who didn't arrest him ("an accident's an accident," one says), but did cite him for riding on the sidewalk.

Kidman was knocked to the ground but not injured. TMZ describes Wu as "notorious" and says he's had "run-ins" with other stars, and Vanity Fair points out that in 2010, the Boston Globe reported he allegedly "scuffled" with Lady Gaga's bodyguard in a parking garage. As for Kidman, she showed up at a Fashion Week event last night, and assured ETOnline she's "OK" but, Us reports, a "bit shaken." At the same event, she told E!, "It was awful, but I got back up," and added that the paparazzi can be "terrifying. And luckily I got up but there will be a time when someone does not."

Actress Nicole Kidman arrives at the Calvin Klein post show event at Spring Studios on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2103 in New York.
Actress Nicole Kidman arrives at the Calvin Klein post show event at Spring Studios on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2103 in New York.   (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)
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