Us Weekly Had Photographer Follow Kristen Stewart to Catch Her Cheating, Says Sources
Us Weekly hit the jackpot by being the only media outlet/magazine with exclusive rights to the images that clearly show Kristen getting her affair on with her married 41-year-old SWATH director Rupert Sanders.
And yesterday, news broke that FameFlyNet — the photo agency that snapped the pics — did NOT shop it around to other media outlets, instead going directly to Us Weekly. Those who work in the media world will tell you this is highly unusual as with any great asset or photo, you want to shop it around to get the most money possible.
Well it appears there was good reason they went directly to Us Weekly as Randy Bauer, owner of top paparazzi agency Bauer-Griffin, tells Fox News it was actually Us Weekly that hired a photographer from the FameFlyNet photo agency to follow Kristen, 22, after they received a tip she was cheating on Rob.
“The magazine was actually working the story,” says Randy. “(The story) didn’t come from the photographers. It was the other way around: It went editorial to photo, as opposed to photo to editorial.”
In fact, a top celebrity editor echoed Randy’s sentiments: “From what I understand, Us Weekly had been on the story for a while. They had a tip that Kristen was cheating on Rob with her director, so not only did they have photogs on Kristen, they had photogs on Rupert as well.”
Wowzers, this would also shoot down the claims from Kristen’s camp that this affair was a result of a momentary moment of indiscretion as if Us Weekly had a tip, then there’s a good chance it had been going on for a while. Many suspect Kristen and Rupert have had sex and in fact a National Enquirer blind item from two weeks ago alleges Kristen was seen out buying condoms and alcohol during a late night while Robert was no where around.
Scott Cosman, owner of FameFlyNet, also spoke to the Los Angeles Times about the work that went into getting these images.
Scott reveals that a single photographer was trailing Kristen as she met up with Rupert in her Mini Cooper on July 17. And while the photographer did not recognize Rupert, he knew right away that the middle-aged man was not Kristen’s Twilight boyfriend Robert, 26.
After the two started “pawing each other like teenagers,” in the car, the lone photog called his photo agency for backup and three additional photographers headed up to Pacific View Trail, a street in Los Angeles not far from the Hollywood sign, where they were able to get photos of the duo from different angles.
As for the photos, numerous sources estimate Us Weekly paid around $250,000 for the images.