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A reporter has been nosing around. Maria and I have taken a little holiday together until you can get rid of this perverted voyeur. He's probably out in the bay as you read this! Steal a police boat, and sink his career!
Asuka Kasen

Paparazzi Purge is a mission in Grand Theft Auto III given to protagonist Claude by Yakuza co-leader Asuka Kasen from her condominium located in the Newport district of Staunton Island, Liberty City.


Claude drops by Asuka's condo and finds out that she and Maria have taken a little holiday together and Claude finds a letter left by Asuka saying that a reporter has been into Yakuza's business for too long and Asuka has decided to take a little holiday elsewhere in the city while the reporter is found just at the sea nearby. Claude steals a police boat and starts chasing the target as well as attacking him with the Predator's machine guns. After a chase around the quiet waters of the city, he manages to blow up the boat, killing the reporter within.

Mission Objectives

In order to complete the mission the player must:

  • Steal the police boat.
  • Take out the reporter and destroy his boat.


The reward for passing this mission is $10,000 and the mission Payday For Ray becomes available.


  • Reporter - Killed by Claude under the orders of Asuka Kasen for peeping around into the Yakuza's business for too long.




  • The reporter will drive across the staunton and portland island before coming back to portland then he will run upstairs and steal a car so you will need to chase him in a vehicle. He will be easier to beat than in a boat. Also when he is still driving the boat he won't take any damage if you crash into him. A video of this can be seen here.
  • The player doesn't need to exactly steal the police boat and use it to destroy the reporters boat you can use sniper with a few shoots it's done also faster and easier. This can be seen here.

Video Walkthroughs