Contactmusic.com (UK), November 7, 2008
Reeves Photographer Admits 'Safety is Not an Issue'
The paparazzo who accused KEANU REEVES of running him down in a car has admitted he has "no concern for the safety" of the celebrities he is snapping.
Photographer Alison Silva recently sued the Speed star, claiming he was left with debilitating injuries after the actor allegedly knocked him to the ground with his Porsche as he tried to get of picture of him in March 2007.
He claimed his damaged hand prevented him from working, and he sought compensation and damages from the Hollywood star.
But Reeves was cleared of all responsibility after a court delivered a unanimous verdict in Los Angeles earlier this month (Nov08).
And now it has been revealed Silva had previously confessed that he continuously breaks the law in the pursuit of photos, and doesn't consider the safety of anyone around him, according to the New York Post's Page Six.
In a recorded interview with U.S. private investigator Paul Barresi in January (08), Silva said, "Most of us have no concern for the safety of others, to be honest with you.
"All the paparazzos are breaking the law, including trespassing, running lights, speeding down the opposite side of the street... We all know we are breaking the law, but it is worth the risk. Safety is not an issue with most of us."