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Near Miss for Robert Pattinson (Updated)

Posted by: sue
June 19, 2009, 09:33 AM

Actor Robert Pattinson (Hufflepuff great Cedric Diggory in Goblet of Fire) had a near miss after being clipped by a cab while filming a new movie in New York. The BBC reports that Robert was hit by a taxi as initial reports say he tried to escape a crowd of over eager fans and was nipped by the cab as he tried to cross the street. The report says Robert was not seriously hurt in the mishap, and notes: 'The actor's security guards were reportedly furious about the scuffle and one was heard shouting: "You see what you did, you almost killed him." The Press Association also cites an onlooker who said "It's been non-stop busy all day with people trying to get a glimpse of him, and the crowd goes nuts when they do see him.
Update: The Daily News has more on this, citing a spokesperson for Summit, who confirms that Rob is fine, and the cab "barely grazed" the actor. The article also cites the spokesperson as saying this incident " was not caused by his fans," but declined to elaborate on how or what exactly took place in the incident where Robert was grazed by the cab.

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551 Points

Wow, the fangirls have gone way too far. I feel so bad for this guy. He has girls drooling over him because he plays a character he hates. And now those fangirls almost got him hurt or killed… ugh.

Posted by Trillian on June 19, 2009, 01:13 PM report to moderator
393 Points

That’s disgusting…he has to ESCAPE people because fans are so insane. Those fans should be ashamed of themselves.

Posted by emilie.hope on June 19, 2009, 01:33 PM report to moderator
2906 Points

oh my gosh!!..
i hope he’s fine.. :)

Posted by gayle.marie [[ ROAR ]] on June 19, 2009, 01:37 PM report to moderator
160 Points

What does it say about Harry Potter fans that the same person was NOT put in harms way by over-zealous fans? A few things. 1) we know the difference between fantasy and reality (Twihards: all that stuff RP said and did in Twilight is from a SCRIPT! it’s not really him) 2) we are respectful of the privacy and quality-of-life of the actors and crew of the movies, and of JKR. Good on us!

Posted by Caracticus on June 19, 2009, 01:40 PM report to moderator
3703 Points

And also – why would the majority of HP fans care about Rob …? (Or maybe I just don’t.)

Posted by Christine on June 19, 2009, 01:41 PM report to moderator
2406 Points

I do hope he is alright, some fans are so deluded!

Posted by Hopelaa93 on June 19, 2009, 01:52 PM report to moderator
15643 Points

I think saying he was almost killed is a bit over-excessive, but still, can’t believe how stupid crazy some fans are.

Posted by Serpensortia [FTC!] on June 19, 2009, 01:55 PM report to moderator
257 Points

I swear, fangirls are going to be the death of a lot of celebrities..
I’m not much of a Pattinson fan, but that is crazy.

Posted by Sara Weasley on June 19, 2009, 02:00 PM report to moderator
539 Points

Come on FanGirls let’s think before we act. I would totally not do that after seeing Robert Pattison- chasing him across the street that is- I would simply be like “Hey, Rob- can i get a picture with you- your mad sexy and a great actor :)” lol. I like that security guard who yelled at them though haha, good for him “You almost killed him” haha, I bet they’ll think twice before almost killing a celebrity

Posted by Brianna on June 19, 2009, 02:16 PM report to moderator
502 Points

olivia: oh my! what would we do without edward? becky: what would we do without cedr…oh wait a minute.

Posted by Olivia Elaine a.k.a Agent Pomplamoose on June 19, 2009, 03:07 PM report to moderator
502 Points

olivia: oh my! what would we do without edward? becky: what would we do without cedr…oh wait a minute.

Posted by Olivia Elaine a.k.a Agent Pomplamoose on June 19, 2009, 03:07 PM report to moderator
217 Points

No super speed, no car denting… how disappointing! LOL

Posted by Despina on June 19, 2009, 03:15 PM report to moderator
4024 Points

Hope he’s alright!

Ha ha, stupid girl fans!

51 Points

Happens to me all the time. It’s hard being so gorgeous and famous.

Posted by kalb on June 19, 2009, 04:26 PM report to moderator

too bad he didnt die in twilight
he was awsome in harry potter not twilght!!!

Posted by hpfreak7 on June 19, 2009, 04:44 PM report to moderator
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