TODAY   |  September 13, 2013

Nicole Kidman struck by paparazzo on bicycle

The Australian actress may press charges against a photographer who crashed into her on his bicycle Thursday as she left New York’s Fashion Week festivities. TODAY’s Natalie Morales reports.

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>> thank you very much. what was the deal with nicole kidman and this paparatzo.

>> she was coming back from a fashion show . as she was returning she was hit by a photographer on a bike on the sidewalk. she was injured. she wasn't badly injured but understandably shaken.

>> nicole kidman may press charges against a paparazzi that crashed into her on a bike in new york city t. 46-year-old actress was knocked to the ground by a photographer who was trying to get a shot of the actress as she entered the carlyle hotel . kidman told e news the incident was awful saying luckily i got up but there will be a time when someone does not. he was cited for riding his bike on the sidewalk but was not arrested. this is just the latest incident of paparazzi crossing the line to get the perfect picture. a bill creating stricter punishment for celebrity photographers, specifically when it comes to children has already passed in california. actresses halle berry and jennifer garner testified in support of the bill last month.

>> she doesn't want to go to preschool because these grown men are there.

>> they have a bounty on their heads every day. every day there's as many as 15 cars of photographers waiting outside our home.

>> for celebrities dealing with photographers come with the territory but for some it's down right dangerous. back in march, justin bieber made headlines for threatening pushy paps in london. and august 31st marked the death of princess diana who was killed trying to escape paparazzi. he says there's big money to be made in the celebrity photo industry.

>> you see a lot of money potential. there's always the potential that one of these shots is going to make them rich for life.

>> but berk worries that million motivation may push them to go too far.

>> nothing is going to change for real until someone gets killed.

>> what is even more ironic is the story makes the photos of kidman more valuable. it's a vicious cycle.

>> that's the problem right there.