Farrell, 33, was at the Toronto International Film Festival in Canada on September 12 with his sister and personal assistant Claudine when the incident took place. The snapper had asked Farrell"s sister to step away from his side so that he can get a clear shot, but the actor became infuriated with the suggestion and confronted the photographer.
“I was just saying, 'Please can everyone clear the carpet, move on". He took it personal. He said, 'Do not shout at my sister like that, do not ever speak to my sister like that ever"," the Daily Express quoted Joe Alvarez as saying.