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Keira Knightley Used to Be Called a 'Whore' By the Paparazzi

Keira Knightley Used to Be Called a 'Whore' By the Paparazzi

Keira Knightley and her husband James Righton step out and head to a local cafe for lunch on Tuesday afternoon (February 17) in Hollywood.

The 29-year-old pregnant actress recently opened up about her experience with paparazzi when she was just 18 and starring in Pirates of the Caribbean.

“Having 20 to 30 men who you don’t know on a 24-hour surveillance outside your house calling you a ‘whore’ every time you leave the door to try to get a reaction from you is quite a difficult thing to deal with,” Keira said (via E! Online).

“It was a time when there was a lot of money for pictures of women crying or of women in some state of undress,” Keira added. “You’d walk down he street and you’d have men trying to get under your skirt to take pictures up your skirt and all the time calling you a ‘whore’ or all the time spitting at you or all the time trying to get a reaction from the guy you were with because it would make the price of that photograph quadruple.”

FYI: Keira is wearing Salvatore Ferragamo sunglasses.

10+ pictures inside of Keira Knightley and Jame Righton stepping out for lunch…

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  • Courtney Puzzo

    paparazzi have always been disgusting Keira’s not the first celeb to be mistreated by them

  • Nightwish

    Being that Keira is not promiscuous and NEVER sought out paparazzi pics through cheap antics or attention-seeking ploys, “whore” was a most unfair characterization indeed. I think they were getting Keira confused with the OTHER KK.

  • Bailey

    They dare. Keira is one of the most wholesome actresses around. Her beauty and demeanor are undeniably above reproach!

  • 55vineyard

    Mixed feelings, Keira has always appeared to be a classy lady and if she wants some privacy she probably knows how to get it, although tough to avoid award ceremonies, etc.
    Some other stars or so called celebs want their pics in the paper all the time.
    Personally as a resident of Southern California (LA suburb) I think they should have a few “pap designated zones”. where they can only shoot pictures in those areas. Let those who want to pose, and those who want their privacy go elsewhere.

  • Amelie Summer

    She is most unsuferable actress ever

  • JessicaT

    That is pretty disgusting, particularly when she was so young. Around that time I know the paps use to say nasty things to Princes William and Harry about their late mother, but they had years of training on how to deal with that.

  • JessicaT

    I think pap zones is a good idea too. Some actors who live in LA are out and about every day, you get the odd twitter report and the occasional pap pictures. These guys are not fame w*****, but they understand the role of paps and when they go to a pap hot spot they smile and wave. Chasing them down the street when they are with their family and friends is a very different thing. The restrictions on photographing kids seems to have been successful so I don’t know why they can’t take it one step further.

  • leonie

    Keira got it worse. If you look back at the archives even here at Just Jared to 2005; 2006, 2007 Keira was papped just about everyday and this girl did not even do anything interesting. She didn’t party – she literally is seen doing everyday things with her family or boyfriend and she always looked pissed off no doubt because these paparazzi were calling her names.

    I remember there were videos posted too whenever she came outside the house and right away the paparazzi would call her a slut and she’d just look down and run off. It was brutal. And comments weren’t nice too – people would always go ‘this girls a bitch why does she always look pissed off’ – misogyny indeed.

  • fromanotherplanet

    and you can’t spell. Go get an education, loser.

  • Maria

    I’ve heard others mention the antics of the paparazzi, but hearing exactly what they say and do is disturbing and verbally abusive. Why can’t more be done about them? No one needs constant photos of celebs getting coffee or going to the gym, yet they are entitled to live their lives.

  • Utope

    Horrific! These paps should have been arrested. There are enough celebrities out there who want that attention, Keira has never been one of them, so they should just leave her alone.

  • PeterPeckerPork

    I find it hard to believe this is what happened , I don’t think she is telling the truth for some reason she is looking for sympathy .

  • leonie

    So what if she’s pregnant? Let’s not forget when Anna Hathaway embarassed herself by campaigning the eff out in 2012, making her win 0 critics groups but ALL THE TELEVISED AWARDS. *snicker* that how insufferable Hathaway’s desperation for the Oscar was. Knightley isn’t even campaigning.