In an exclusive interview with Access Hollywood, Denise Richards opens up about her recent laptop-throwing incident in western Canada.
In an interview airing on Monday’s Access Hollywood, Denise tells Shaun Robinson, it was an invasive snapper who caused her to lose her cool, eventually tossing two-laptop computers over a balcony.
“I am not justifying my behavior. It was wrong,” Denise told Shaun. “I saw one of the photographers, went up to him and offered to give him a few nice shots and asked him to please leave so we can focus on our scene. He wouldn’t and he got really belligerent and he was saying vulgar, nasty things to me and made a derogatory remark about my family. I just did what I did and I feel terrible.”
“Thank God nobody got hurt,” she adds. “It’s something I’ve never done before with the paparazzi, but sometimes, at some point, it just crosses the line.”
In an earlier story by the Associated Press, they reported Denise threw two laptops over the balcony on the film’s set, however, the actress says it was just one. The photographer did not try to stop her.
“Over the balcony it went,” she tells our cameras. “It was a big mistake on my part.”
The actress told Shaun she regrets her actions.
“Well of course I do,” Denise said. “I’m not volatile at all. I’m not aggressive. I’ve never been with the paparazzi. I feel bad that I ended up doing that.”Denise also told Access that the laptop did not hit anyone as it fell to earth, near a woman, contrary to an earlier report by the Associated Press that said the computer grazed the arm of an elderly women, who received medical attention for minor injuries.
A rep for Denise later told Access no one was hurt.
“I saw her and it didn’t hit her. It fell next to her and startled her,” Denise said. “She came up and we talked to her and apologized.”
Police said Friday the actress wouldn’t face charges for the incident. Additionally Royal Canadian Mounted Police Cpl. Peter Thiessen says the photographers, Richards and her management company have agreed to settle the matter civilly regarding the damages to the photographers’ laptops.
For more of our exclusive interview with Denise Richards, tune in to Monday’s Access Hollywood (check local listings).