Lily Allen: Media attention makes me feel like a caged animal

March 28th, 2009 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Mar 28 (ANI): Lily Allen has revealed that the intense glare of paparazzi has left her feeling like a “caged animal”.

While in an exclusive interview with The Independent magazine, Allen, 23, expressed her relief after obtaining a court injunction that protects her from paparazzi harassment.

“I already know that it’s going to change my life … I’m beyond happy. It’s like I’ve been allowed to have success and a life, because sometimes it makes you feel like a caged animal,” she said.

Few weeks back, the singer was snapped kicking a photographer who had apparently driven into the back of her car.

Allen said: “Seven cars had been chasing me since I left home. I turned into a T-junction and they all ran a red light, then tried to overtake on the inside. A woman had to slam the brakes on her car as they cut in. She had two children in the car, a baby in the back seat, a six-year-old in the front. I braked too, of course, and this guy ran into the back of me. I got out of the car. I was shaken up. There was a lot of force. I was really angry. I went up to him and said, you know, ‘What the f*** are you doing? You can’t do this’.

“Instead of talking to me like a decent human being would at a decent human level, he got his camera out and started taking pictures, and I just thought, ‘I’ve had it with the press’… It was mental. And I got back into the car and called my lawyer.” (ANI)

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