The paparazzo accused in the incident has had issues with other celebrities in the past.
Actor Ryan Reynolds was involved in a hit and run at a hotel in Vancouver this past Friday. The actor is currently in Vancouver filming Marvel’s Deadpool movie. According to Ryan Reynolds publicist he was struck by a member of the paparazzi, however the actor reportedly returned to set on Saturday relatively unharmed.
Reynolds tweeted out a photo of himself on set the following day and has declined to speak with the media about the hit and run. For his part the actor is cooperating fully with the authorities. The suspect, whose name was not released by the police, was arrested and released under certain conditions including that he stay out of Vancouver.
According to various media reports the paparazzo accused of the hit and run is Rik Fedyck. Fedyck has had run in’s with other celebrities in the past. The 52-year-old photographer accused of hitting the actor was previously involved in similar incidents with Pamela Anderson and Denise Richards. Fedyck was also a suspect in a hit-and-run in 2010, according to reports, where the victim was Twilight actor Kellen Lutz. No one was charged in that incident.
According to police reports the paparazzo approached Reynolds in the parking lot of the Shangri-La Hotel on Friday evening, which led to a confrontation that ended in a hit-and-run. The hotel did release a statement confirming the incident in the building’s residential parking lot and saying that it had offered “full assistance to the authorities who are handling the matter.”