Julia Louis-Dreyfus has been given a restraining order against a woman who has allegedly been harassing and stalking the actress, including threatening to throw a "grenade" or "molotov cocktail" at her home.
According to legal documents, obtained by The Blast, Julia claims the woman who is homeless, "is a stranger/stalker who has engaged in a course of harassing/threatening conduct for many months."
Over the last several months, Ms. Louis-Dreyfus claims that she and her family have been "victims of a course of conduct that has included stalking, cyberstalking, harassment and other annoying and alarming misconduct by an obsessed fanatic and complete stranger."
The Sign -- Left Outside Her Home
In the legal documents, the actress says the woman (who we have chosen not to name) "threatened that she could throw a "Molotov cocktail" or "grenade" into Ms. Louis-Drefus's home. (She) has referenced herself as a "stalker," "hurting" Ms. Louis-Dreyfus, and also referenced an "attack" on Ms. Louis-Drefus and starting a "war" against her."
Dreyfus claims not only is the woman harassing her over social media and appearing unannounced near her home, she is also posting cardboard signs in the actresses neighborhood claiming that Ms. Louis-Dreyfus is “stealing” from a “homeless writer.”
One of the signs, attached to the woman's car read, “Julia Louis-Dreyfus is stealing from a homeless writer.”
In Fear For Her Safety...
In the legal documents, it says somehow this person has, "conjured up the delusion that Ms. Louis-Dreyfus somehow stole her writing for use in the award-winning television series, Veep, for which Ms. Louis-Dreyfus has won multiple Emmys and Screen Actors Guild Awards. "
The actress contacted LAPD who assigned the case to its Threat Management Unit, and a detective assigned to the case filed a declaration in support of the restraining order saying, "For over a year, the suspect has harassed Ms. Dreyfus on Twitter. The suspect has tagged Ms. Dreyfus’s Twitter account as the suspect rants about Ms. Dreyis stealing her ideas and not being paid for them. These rants would come in droves for an extended period of time. The suspect would then take her site down as if she was trying to hide."
They continued, "Ms. Louis-Drefus is in fear for her safety and has suffered substantial distress because of Alisa Pearlman's alarming, annoying, harassing and threatening course of conduct, which serves no legitimate use and is delusional and obsessive. Ms. Louis-Dreyfus reasonably and understandably fears that (the woman's) harassment and abuse will continue and escalate.
Cyberstalking And Harassment On Social Media
The actress says in her filing that the person is guilty of the following:
1. Stalking Ms. Louis-Dreyfus and her husband at their home and in public;
2. Making threats against Ms. Louis-Dreyfus and her husband, such as to "hurt" Ms. Louis-Dreyfus, planning an "attack," and throwing a "Molotov cocktail" or "grenade" into Ms. Louis-Dreyfus's home;
3. Cyberstalking and harassing Ms. Louis-Dreyfus and her family by electronic communication;
4. Incessantly publishing outrageous, false, and defamatory statements about Ms. Louis-Dreyfus and her family members;
5. Posting explicit pornographic material on the Internet, and falsely and outrageously attributing the material to Ms. Louis-Dreyfus's son.
6. Contacting media agencies and television organizations to publish claims false, outrageous, and defamatory statements about Ms. Louis-Dreyfus and her family members, including sending explicit pornographic material through the Internet to employers and potential employers, falsely claiming the materials depict a family member.
Judge Grants Restraining Order
The actress filed a declaration in the case, explaining, "I am frightened for my safety when leaving my house or coming home at night. Based upon (her) comments, threats, and stalking activities as summarized above, I am anxious and fearful that Ms. Pearlman’s delusional obsession will not only result in continued harassment of me but also manifest into additional forms of abuse and harassment, including harming (or attempting to harm) my husband or me physically."
A judge granted the 'Veep' star's request and ordered the woman to stay 100 yards away from the actress, her home, and her family. The judge also ordered her, "not to contact the persons, either directly or indirectly, using social media such as Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook."