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Mel B wins interim AVO against 'Prince of Paparazzi'

The Sydney paparazzo Jamie Fawcett has agreed not to approach or loiter around former Spice Girl Melanie Brown.

Ms Brown, aka Scary Spice, applied for an apprehended violence order against Mr Fawcett, the self-styled "Prince of Paparazzi".

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Mel B leaves court after paparazzi win

Ex-Spice Girl Mel B exits Waverley Local Court after gaining an apprehended violence order against 'Prince of Paparazzi' Jamie Fawcett.

The X-Factor judge complained to police that the photographer endangered her while she was in a kayak on Sydney Harbour last Thursday.

In a short hearing in Waverley Local Court today, Mr Fawcett's lawyer, Roland Day, agreed to a set of interim orders that prevent the photographer loitering within 50 metres of the star, approaching to within five metres of her and contacting her, as well as the usual conditions not to menace, stalk, harass or intimidate her.

Mr Day said there were two sides to the story and his client had yet to give his version of events.

Magistrate Jacqueline Milledge commended the parties on agreeing to the interim orders, although she noted Mr Fawcett might want to be more "thoughtful" when doing his job.


"There's no doubt these are difficult matters to negotiate," she said.

Mr Day said: "It's a special class of persons on both sides."

"Yes, absolutely," Ms Milledge said.

The interim AVO will remain in place until a hearing on November 22.

Outside the court, Mr Day said Mr Fawcett will fight the allegations made by Ms Brown and her husband, Stephen Belafonte.

Mr Day denied Ms Brown's claim that Mr Fawcett made death threats against her and Mr Belafonte.

Mr Day said there were two sides to the story and his client had yet to give his version of events.

However, he said the conditions would allow the photographer to do his job in the meantime.

Ms Brown attended the court wearing a figure-hugging royal blue dress and black heels. She opted to remain in the victim support room during the hearing. Mr Fawcett was not in court.