We can all agree that a lot of reporters and, especially paparazzi, go too far to get their stories. But when the public fights back against them, especially celebrities, they’re portrayed as violent and unruly.
Well one Rhode Island mother, Melissa Lawrence, is now a celebrity because she chose to resist reporter, Abbey Niezgoda, who were digging for a story on her 16-year-old daughter Ny’asia, who was shot at a kindergarten graduation party held at her home last Sunday, according to Rolling Out magazine.
Lawrence denied Niezgoda an interview, but the reporter for the local ABC channel was relentless in her effort to coax a quote and/or information out of the woman. She finally got fed up with both Niezgoda and her cameraman and began to throw rocks (one hit the camera), grab a bat, and sic her dogs on them. The pit bulls bit Niezgoda on the “forearm” and chased her down the street, but the cameraman never stopped rolling.
So since they had the footage, they changed the focus of the original story from the daughter to Niezgoda!! She probably wasn’t even mad that the cameraman filmed the whole thing rather than help her. She had a story! That’s the sickest part of the entire event!
Now the incident is controversial. Did Lawrence go too far or not far enough? She told her no and was pushed while she was still grappling with her daughter being shot by someone who didn’t want to pay for the food at the graduation party. Can you believe that? They left the party and returned with guns?! That’s another story. But what do you think? Should she have done all of this to get rid of them? But the better question is, should she have been pushed to this point by the reporter?
Check out the video of the incident below.