Nicole Richie gets protection from paparazzi

LOS ANGELES: Nicole Richie and her children are getting some court-ordered space from a pair of celebrity photographers. A judge on Friday granted Nicole Richie's request for a temporary restraining order against the paparazzi.

Her filing states that one of the men, Eduardo Arrivabene, caused a car accident involving Richie in Beverly Hills earlier this month. The filing added that Arrivabene and Ivon Emilio Melo Miguel continue to chase Richie and her children in the pursuit of shots.

The men scream at Richie "in an attempt to get a reaction" and have left the 28-year-old frightened for her family's safety. Richie has a newborn son and infant daughter with rocker Joel Madden.

Attempts to reach the photographers were unsuccessful.