Jeff Goldblum has been granted a restraining order against a woman that he claims has been stalking him since 2001.
Goldblum’s attorneys chased and obtained a restraining order against 49-year-old Linda Ransom after she repeatedly invaded the actor’s home up to three times this month. Goldblum also claims that she constantly followed him in public and showed up at several of his stage performances in New York City and Los Angeles, according to TMZ.
Ransom previously had a stay-away order against her back in 2007, which has since expired. Police claim that Ransom swears she will not stop attempting to see Goldblum unless a restraining order is put out against her. Ransom has been arrested three times for violating previous restraining orders, and was first reported to authorities by Goldblum after she attended one of his acting classes and then patiently waited outside of his home, reports HuffPo.
“Over the past decade, I have experienced substantial emotional distress due to Ms. Ransom’s continuous stalking, harassing, and threatening behavior,” Goldblum wrote in a sworn court declaration, adding, “I am frightened of Ms. Ransom and feel she poses a serious threat to my personal safety.”
Goldblum originally filed for a restraining order against Ransom back in 2010, after the latter was released from a mental institution. The judge denied his request, saying that Ransom needed to prove herself a threat again before any such order would be granted.
Ransom was not available for comment.
On June 12th, a judge will decide whether or not to upgrade Goldblum’s restraining order to the 3-year level.