Jen's Stalker Hell

Pregnant and terrified - actress is awarded restraining order
Thursday , 20 November 2008
Jen's Stalker Hell

Actress JENNIFER GARNER has been awarded a temporary restraining order against an alleged stalker out of fear for the safety of her unborn baby family.

According to reports from TMZ.com claim to have obtained court documents ordering Steven Burky to stay away from Jennifer after he reportedly initiated contact with the actress in 2002.

Jennifer alleges in the declaration, "Mr. Burky has been stalking and harassing me," sending "packages and letters containing delusional and paranoid thoughts and following me around the country... his obsessive and harassing behaviour has escalated to the point of becoming dangerous and threatening...

"I am currently pregnant and fear for the safety of my second child once born."

The documents allege Burky has shown up at her home, saying, "God has sent him a vision of her being persecuted in some manner that may result in her death."

A member of Garner's security team has also submitted a declaration, adding, "Mr. Burky now represents a clear threat to Ms. Garner's life."

Burky is reportedly under involuntary psychiatric hold following the Los Angeles Police Department's involvement in the case.

Jen and husband Ben Affleck share two-year-old daughter Violet and are expecting their second child in the coming months.

A hearing has been scheduled for Thursday to make the order permanent.