Pregnant Hilary Duff has called out a paparazzo online after accusing him of “hunting” her down and making her feel “uncomfortable”.
The Younger actress/singer took to Instagram on Saturday and shared video footage of herself confronting a man in a grey car, who had allegedly followed her around Los Angeles all morning as she visited family members and ran errands.
In the clip, Hilary, who is expecting her second child, can be heard pleading with the snapper to leave her in peace, especially as she is battling illness while heavily pregnant.
“I’m nine months pregnant and I have the flu, and I’ve asked you once to leave me alone,” she says. “Can you please stop taking my picture…? You’re like, hunting me down… I feel very uncomfortable. Please leave a pregnant woman alone.”
The guy tries to protest by claiming he’s “lost” his whole morning by failing to get any decent photos of Hilary, to which she responds, “It’s not my fault! Please leave me alone.”
The disgruntled male then drove off in a huff, but the encounter left Hilary feeling more than a little angry, insisting it’s “not ok” for anyone to be forced to put up with such harassment, celebrity or not.
“This guy has been at my sons soccer game this morning then followed me to my sisters house and was basically parked in her drive way to get photos (sic). Followed me to run errands,” she wrote in the video’s accompanying caption.
“I politely asked him to let me be and he continues to follow and stalk me down like pray (sic) for hours now. This is not ok. I am 9 months pregnant.”
“When people say that’s what you get for signing up to be a celebrity it honestly makes me sick,” Hilary continued. “This is every day of every month and it’s simply not ok. If a non ‘celeb’… was dealing with this the law would be involved”.
It’s not known if Hilary has since decided to take any legal action against the unidentified man.
The star, who turns 31 on Friday, is due to give birth to a little girl, her first child with boyfriend Matthew Koma, in the coming weeks. The baby will be a half-sister for her six-year-old son Luca with her ex-husband, Mike Comrie.