Woman charged with stalking US actor John Cusack
LOS ANGELES – A 45-year-old woman was charged Thursday with stalking US actor John Cusack, whom she allegedly pestered with text, Twitter and other messages for the last three years, prosecutors said.
Elizabeth Diane Pahlke pleaded not guilty to stalking Cusack between October 2010 and Tuesday this week, when she was arrested near the star’s home near Malibu, an hour northwest of Los Angeles.
Pahlke allegedly followed the 47-year-old actor— whose credits include “Being John Malkovich,” “High Fidelity,” and “Grosse Pointe Blank,”- to a restaurant and approached him, according to Shiara Davila-Morales of the LA County District Attorney’s Office.
The woman, who was already subject to a restraining order recently obtained by Cusack, was also charged with one count of attempted burglary on the day she was arrested.
She was ordered to remain in custody in lieu of $200,000 bail, pending her next court appearance on September 16.
Pahlke is not Cusack’s first alleged stalker. In 2008 a 34-year-old woman, Emily Leatherman, 34, was sentenced to six months already served and five months’ probation, as well as being ordered to undergo psychiatric counseling.
Cusack was nominated for a Golden Globe for his performance in “High Fidelity.”
Get Inquirer updates while on the go, add us on these apps:
Disclaimer: The comments uploaded on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of INQUIRER.net. We reserve the right to exclude comments that we deem to be inconsistent with our editorial standards.
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City,Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94