NY UPDATE: Cab incident is confirmed. Story is true. But he's fine, "not hurt at all."
An eye witness account from twitter:
Tweet right after the incident: anniecm : Rob Pattinsons security just walked him into oncoming traffic and got him hit by a cab! Fire them!
Or maybe let him see where he's goinggg
Tweets after we announced the news: anniecm : @ROBsessedBlog There was only one pap and about 6 girls there - his security guard led him into the street too fast and the cab bumped him.anniecm : @ROBsessedBlog It was the paparazzi snapping pix, Robs face covered by hood/umbrella, tryin to get away -into oncoming traffic
ROBsessedBlog: @anniecm So he wasn't running away from anyone? It was the over eager bodyguard?
anniecm@ROBsessedBlog They were rushing him, but no fans were doing anything. There was one crazy paparazzi and about 6 girls trailing behind him
When I saw the line "Radar is reporting that Rob was hit by a cab in New York" on NewMoonMovie's twitter, my stomach flipped. I still feel nauseated, have a headache and my hands are shaking.
Rob Pattinson is quickly learning the hazards of filming a movie in New York City - he was hit by a taxi cab on Thursday while running away from hysterical fans!
RadarOnline.com witnessed the Twilight star get clipped by a cab around noon in front of the Strand Bookstore on Broadway and 12th Street.He was not hurt.
The 23-year-old London-born actor had been inside most of the morning filming scenes for his new movie Remember Me.
A team of five security guards were trying to fend off a crowd of teenaged girls when Rob was leaving the bookstore.
It was pouring rain as they tried to hustle him quickly across the busy street to the safety of his trailer.
Some of the teen girls were hysterical and Rob rushed across the road. As he did so, a taxi grazed him. The cabbie slammed on his brakes as soon as he realized what had happened.
It appeared as if the cab hit Rob in the hip. He stood there for a moment looking stunned. The bodyguard next to him checked if he was okay and then screamed at the fans: "You see what you did, you almost killed him!"
Gozde: This is seriously getting out of hand and is why I don't post set locations, so please stop sending me emails asking how to find Rob. I'll never answer. Everyone thinks "others" are crazy.
After the info we've been getting it sounds like a minor incident was blown way out of proportion. BUT it COULD have been a disaster and that should worry us all.
I'm about to make a "Leave Rob Alone" video a la Chris Crocker but I'm not that crazy. Just pissed off!
As much as it pains me to say that I agree with Ted Casablanca:
UPDATE: Despite the fact that Robert Pattinson was supposedly hit by a cab running from insane stalkers, not to mention that alarming security breach that left Pattz straight-up vulnerable to the crazy fans, Summit, the studio Rob's currently working for while filming Remember Me in New York, reveals it isn't overly worried. A spokesperson for the studio states:
"Robert Pattinson is fine. The reports are exaggerated, and the accident was not caused by fans. Production continues."
The Summit rep refused to say what did cause the cabbie accident, or whether or not additional precautions were being taken for Pattinson. Jeez, why the hell not? But first, a disclaimer: Sources where Rob was filming, as well as bystanders, tell us they did not see the accident. Remember, Radar also "broke" that Kristen Stewart's boyfriend was chasing her around Italy (uh, didn't happen).
Now, back to R.Pattz's safety. What say you Summit insiders?
"We're taking it as it unfolds," says a source deep within Summit, who, for the moment, declined to release any official statement on Pattinson's personal safety during filming. "Security has been increased," adds our in-the-know insider. "But there's no grand plan."
What! Are you kidding? The most sought-after star in the whole friggin' world right now just seems a little too accessible, don't you think? Plus, we're told Summit isn't exactly keen on addressing the incidents, as it doesn't want to exacerbate the situation. Nor is it revealing, at this point, exactly what its "increased" protection game plan happens to be. Dunno ‘bout you, but "taking it as it unfolds" seems to be asking for super trouble to us.
I mean, what's next? Getting hit by a bus? And what if some nut job gets all Lohan-on-Ronson stalk-stupid after Rob's cute little behind?
How crappy that studio peeps try to control who their stars can and can't bed, but at the same time, can't control their stars' safety? Not cool.
—Additional reporting by Taryn Ryder
And OK! Magazine reports (again it pains me):
The bad news first: RadarOnline.com is reporting that Robert Pattinson was hit by a taxi cab in NYC today while running away from hysterical fans.
The good news: The Remember Me star is totally fine, and sources tell OK! he wasn't actually touched by the car.
R-Pattz had his close call around noon outside a shooting location for his new flick, as a crowd of hysterical teenage girls swarmed him on his way out of a store.
Security guards tried to help him, hustling him across the street to his trailer, but the taxi grazed past him as he crossed the street, slamming on the brakes.
"The cab didn't hit him. It came close, but it's New York, that's what happens," an on-set source tells OK!. "It barely touched him. He maybe put his hand on the cab but he's fine. They all just went to lunch."
One of his bodyguards made sure there was no bodily harm done to Rob first, then screamed at the girls, "You see what you did, you almost killed him!"
Let that be a lesson to you, obsessed Twilight fanatics: We know you love R-Pattz, we love him too, he knows you love him, so let's give him some breathing room and keep him safe.
Update from RobPattzNews:
Everyone was waiting outside for Rob. At this time there were only about 5 or 6 fans and one paparazzi. Rob came out and as usual he had his hood up, was covered by an umbrella, and surrounded by about 6 guards. The girls were all following behind Rob and because of the commotion, a few people on the streets may have also been following or looking. NO ONE even tried to touch Rob, & from what I could tell, no one was even snapping pictures in his face except for this one paparazzi who had been hanging around outside the building all day. He was crouching on the ground snapping pictures behind Rob's umbrella, Rob was hiding his face. Some of the security guards were moving very quickly, causing their little circle that was protecting Rob to break up. Soon one guard was guiding Rob by the shoudlers and led him across a street where there was a red light and moving traffic. I was right behind him at this point and saw the entire thing happen. The cab was coming quickly but saw them jump in front of it, so the cabbie slammed on his breaks. Rob was tapped a little in the hip, but they kept going. Rob then went into his trailer. The security guards were yelling at everyone and saying everyone was chasing him, but really no one even tried to touch him and there were honestly about 10 people absolute maximum trying to see him. Then the guards also made the fans move away from the trailer but let that obnoxious paparazzi stand outside of his trailer so he could snap pix the next time Rob came out. Its unfair that these people would blame the fans outside. First of all, there were only about 6 girls and none were crazy teenagers. No one yelled to him or tried to touch him at all. The security guard apologized afterwards for flipping out, he said that they were just trying to be overly cautious after Monday's fan incident.