Los Angeles — Authorities say a man who hopped atop a car and smashed its windows, while the 4-year-old son of actress Jaime King was sitting inside, has been charged with battery, child endangerment and vandalism.
Los Angeles County prosecutors said Friday that 47-year-old Paul Floyd could get five years in prison. He has not yet entered a plea, and it's not clear if he has an attorney who can comment for him.
King said her son, James Knight, was badly shaken but safe after the rampaging man jumped on the car he was sitting in with a friend of King's in Beverly Hills.
The 38-year-old actress, who first gained fame as a model, has appeared in the films Pearl Harbor and Sin City and has a role in the forthcoming Ocean's 8.
King posted a statement on social media thanking the police, her best friend Judit Balogh, a mom named Bobbi and everyone for their love and support
She also called out the paparrazi for taking pictures instead of offering her help after the attack.
"I want to believe that we live in a world where human integrity comes before documenting at attack, I am saddened that the paparazzi chose to terrorise my son and I by shoving cameras in our face during an attack, whils he was shaking and cruing instead of trying to help."
King also addressed mental health, drug addiction and homelessness.
"We as a society can do better that to let those in need endanger themselves and those around them without the help they require."
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