‘The Maid’: Lifetime’s Latest TV Movie Takes On Stalking, Starring Fay Masterson, Kathryn Newton

The Maid is a rousing new drama thriller that you can expect to see this Saturday. The Maid, also known as Deadly Mistakes, surrounds a college student who is receiving threats from a relentless stalker, causing her to do her own sleuthing to find out his identity. To her surprise, the stalker is a lot closer to home than she thinks.

This week’s Lifetime movie is directed by Darin Scott and written by Christine Conradt. It stars Kathryn Newton as Laura Blackwell, Fay Masterson as Colleen, Kenton Duty as Matthew Hensley, Tom Maden as Ben Stiers, Doug Haley as Craig Carter, Castille Landon as Jessica Lemmley, Lee Broda as Elise Grey, Lance Irwin as Paul Blackwell, Veralyn Jones as Ms. Olson, and Chrysti Ane as Kayla.

Lifetime Movie The Maid Synopsis

Nineteen-year-old Laura is growing up. She’s now a pretty and popular college student who attracts the attention of a handsome guy. But not everyone is happy for Laura. In fact, someone has started sending her disturbing messages that have become threatening. It could be her jealous ex-boyfriend, but stalking doesn’t really seem to be his modus operandi. Moving 3,000 miles away from home, she believes that she’ll finally be rid of the ominous messages. To her horror, the stalking begins again, and this time, she fears for her life, since it is obvious that whoever is threatening her wants to see her dead. Laura knows that she must try to find out the stalker’s identity and is shocked to discover that the family maid is doing more than cleaning her room and washing her towels.

The Maid (aka Deadly Mistakes) was filmed in Los Angeles, California, and is produced by Expression Entertainment, Kappa Studios, and Omni Media Arts in association with Unfound Content. According to the Internet Movie Database, executive producers on the film are Chris Allison, Lee Broda, Charlene Castrejon, Christine Conradt, Steven Penilla, Albert Sandoval, Patrick Thomas Jr., and Michael Zuniga.

Lifetime’s latest new flick is sure to keep dedicated fans engaged. Below, you’ll find two strange true stories involving real-life stalking.

  • In 2012, 32-year-old Maria Rosario, a Disney worker, was arrested for stalking another woman because she believed the victim was sleeping with her boyfriend. Several incidences occurred on Facebook. The other encounter took place at the Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge.
  • In 2013, a 28-year-old Nepali maid stalked and stabbed another maid because she believed her Pakistani boyfriend broke up with her to be with the other woman. The Sri Lankan woman was sprayed in the face with pepper spray before she was stabbed in the head, stomach, and arm. The victim survived the attack, according to the Khaleej Times.

Stalking Facts, According to Legal-Dictionary

“Criminal activity consisting of the repeated following and harassing of another person by sending flowers, writing love notes, and waiting for someone outside her place of work are actions that, on their own, are not criminal. When these actions are coupled with an intent to instill fear or injury, however, they may constitute a pattern of behavior that is illegal. Though anti-stalking laws are gender neutral, most stalkers are men and most victims are women.”

If you think that you are being stalked by someone, be sure to do the following, as outlined at Legal-Dictionary.

“Collect evidence. A stalking victim should collect and preserve evidence that can be used to prosecute and convict the stalker. Police suggest that the victim keep a diary of stalking and other crimes committed by the perpetrator. It is also a good idea to photograph property destroyed by the stalker and any injuries inflicted by the stalker. The victim should keep all letters or notes written by the stalker and all answering machine tapes that contain messages from the perpetrator.”

Don’t miss this weekend’s exciting new thriller. The Maid airs this Saturday, May 28, at 8 p.m. on Lifetime Television.

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