Goldblum Wins Stalker Restraining Order

Sky News13 June 2012
Goldblum Wins Stalker Restraining Order

Hollywood actor Jeff Goldblum has won a restraining order against a woman who he claims has harassed him for the past decade.

A Los Angeles judge has ordered Linda Ransom to stay 100 yards away from the Jurassic Park actor for the next three years.

During the hearing, Ransom - who repeatedly raised her voice to the judge - claimed she was trying to pursue a case against one of Goldblum's employees, who she says attacked her.

"Mr Goldblum is being harassed because the legal system is negligently violating my rights," she said.

The judge told her that did not give her the right to repeatedly go to the actor's home and try to meet him at public performances.

"This harassment is going to stop," she told Ransom, who continued to shout as the terms of the order were explained to her.

"I must say you are acting irrationally in court," the judge said. "Mr Goldblum does not want you near him."

The 59-year-old actor did not appear in court but provided a written testimony detailing Ransom's alleged behaviour.

"Over the past decade, I have experienced substantial emotional distress due to Ms Ransom's continuous stalking, harassing, and threatening behavior," he wrote.

Goldblum, who has starred in films such as Independence Day and The Fly, said he first alerted authorities in 2001 after Ransom attended one of his acting classes and began waiting outside his home.

His testimony also stated that Ransom had been arrested three times for violating previous restraining orders and has been placed in psychiatric care.

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