- The Washington Times - Sunday, July 13, 2014

A celebrity news agency scrubbed a series of photos of Malia Obama after she visited a famous restaurant in Los Angeles last week, reportedly because the White House called and requested it do so.

The 16-year-old first daughter had her photo taken July 7 at Gjelina, a Venice neighborhood restaurant regularly frequented by celebrities and paparazzi, TMZ reported.

Malia is in the area doing an internship for Halle Berry’s TV show “Extant.”

The photographer sent the shots to the AKM-GSI celebrity news agency, which posted them on its website for media outlets to purchase. That’s when the Office of the First Lady called AKM-GSI and asked them to remove the photos and delete them from their database, TMZ reported.


TMZ reports that Mrs. Obama’s staffers told the agency they had promises from other media outlets not to photograph her daughters when they were not in the presence of their father.

AKM-GSI then sent out a message to the media that read: “URGENT SET KILL NOTICE.”

“Please delete the set of Malia Obama from your archive. The set was sent around earlier today. We cannot distribute this set,” the alert said, TMZ reported.