The originally temporary restraining order Salma Hayek filed filed against former couple Odette Bodagh and Lianna Phillipdon as a result of kidnap threats last month was extended to three years this past Friday.
In the recent court case, Bodagh insisted that she did not mean to make Hayek feel threatened and did not even know she was scaring Hayek before she heard news of the restraining order.
“I thought there was a relationship. I was under the impression I was talking to Salma,” she said.
She apologized profusely, requesting the Judge not enter the order on her permanent record lest it damage her career.
“I am so sorry I did it… I was just being stupid.”
Presiding Judge Carol Boas Goodson did not exactly sympathize with Bodagh’s plight, however, and denied the request.
“Being stupid sometimes has its consequences,” Goodson said after reviewing the filings from Salma Hayek’s original court appearance.
This case arose out of a bizarre pattern of behavior by two apparently mentally disturbed individuals, the filings read. Their actions include, among others, concocting ruses to meet Hayek’s family members to obtain Hayek’s contact information, impersonating Hayek to another celebrity, attempting to directly contact Hayek herself, and impersonating Hayek in contacting Hayek’s minor child… in one communication while posing as Hayek, Philippon made a veiled threat regarding kidnapping and ransoming Hayek’s minor child.
The “mentally disturbed individuals” claim the filings make is based on several factors, including a documented history of mental illness on Phillipdon’s part and signs of “mental instability” reported by questioning investigators after the initial trial. In addition, reports KRON 4, couple Bodagh and Phillipdon had initially moved to Los Angeles because Phillipdon, who did not attend the hearing, had claimed she was communicating with Hayek on a spiritual level.
Although Salma had asked for a permanent restraining order, Judge Goodson said she was willing to grant Hayek a three-year extension on the order based on Bodagh and Phillipdon’s behaviors, says USA Today.
“You have, even by mistake, become a stalker,” Goodson told a tearful Bodagh.
She then issued a three-year restraining order that will prevent both Bodagh and Phillipdon from contacting or getting within 100 yards of Hayek, her husband, or their 7-year-old daughter.
The Oscar-Winning Hayek was not present at the hearing and her attorney declined to comment, but Bodagh seemed sincere in her affirmation that she will never try to contact Salma or her family again.
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