Paparazzo to give Mel B five-metre berth
Australian paparazzo Jamie Fawcett has agreed not to come within five metres of former Spice Girl and X Factor judge, Mel Brown, who has taken out an interim apprehended violence order (AVO) against him.
Waverley Local Court on Thursday heard Fawcett had agreed to the interim AVO and its terms, with his lawyer Roland Day telling magistrate Jacqueline Milledge: "You've only heard one side of the story".
Brown attended Waverley Local Court on Thursday but remained in the victim support room for the brief mention, which Mr Fawcett did not attend.
She sought the AVO in relation to threats allegedly made by Fawcett against her husband Stephen Belafonte on Sydney Harbour last week.
The orders, which were consented to by both parties, include terms that Fawcett must not "loiter" within 50 metres of Brown, must not approach within five metres of her and must not contact her.
Mr Day said Fawcett agreed to the orders on the understanding "that he is still able to be a photographer and do his job".
Ms Milledge replied: "He's just got to put a little bit of thought into it."
She said Mr Fawcett's action in agreeing to the orders was "commendable".
"There's no doubt these are difficult matters to negotiate," Ms Milledge said.
She adjourned the matter for mention on November 22. Speaking outside court, Mr Day said Fawcett denied the allegations against him and would fight the AVO.
"Mr Fawcett just wants to do his job," he said. Brown declined to comment to waiting media.