Hawaii state legislature is proposing a new bill in the name of Aerosmith front man Steven Tyler. The proposed ‘Steven Tyler Act’ aims to protect celebrities who visit the state from the paparazzi.
Steven Tyler’s name is in the middle of this proposition to honor the legendary singer’s “contribution to the arts in Hawaii and throughout the world.”
Just recently, Tyler was photographed by paparazzi on the island playing bongos wearing just a speedo. While Steven himself didn’t complain then, onscreen and off-screen couple Lea Michele and Cory Monteith recently shared to E! News that paps followed them to “one of the most remote locations in the United States.” Cory added, “[I had] no idea that they were there. We went for this beautiful hike, valley and everything, and bam, they showed up. It was like, ‘I can’t believe you guys followed us all the way here.’ And then I was like, ‘Take our picture because you worked so hard for it you deserve it.’”
Hawaii’s state legislature hopes to “encourage celebrities to visit and reside in our State by creating a civil cause of action for the constructive invasion of privacy” with the passing of the bill. The proposition states that anyone liable who “captures or intends to capture, in a manner that is offensive to a reasonable person, through any means a visual image, sound recording, or other physical impression of another person while that person is engaging in a personal or familial activity with a reasonable expectation of privacy.” Anyone who violates that privacy would be subject to “punitive damages up to three times the amount of general and special damages combined.”
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