Scarlett Johansson crashes car eluding photogs
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actress Scarlett Johansson, star of 2003 hit "Lost in Translation," was involved in a minor car crash near Disneyland last week while trying to elude photographers, her publicist said on Tuesday.
There were no injuries when Johansson clipped another car with her black Mercedes convertible but publicist Marcel Pariseau said the 20-year-old actress was so fed up with the paparazzi that she had left Los Angeles.
Pariseau said Johansson had been hounded by photographers since returning from a film shoot in London and that they had had been camped in front of her home. He said she hit the other car while trying to get away from them.
Arnold Courant, co-owner of the DFX Direct photo agency, told the Los Angeles Times that his photographers had trailed Johansson to Disneyland but said they were 40 yards behind at the time of the collision and not responsible.
An Anaheim police spokesman said no report had been filed on the incident.
The crash was the latest run-in between celebrities and photographers that have prompted Los Angeles authorities to announce a crackdown on aggressive paparazzi.
Actress Lindsay Lohan and a passenger in her Mercedes suffered minor injuries in June when a photographer crashed his car into hers while chasing the "Mean Girls" star through the streets of Los Angeles.