Jennifer Aniston ‘Extremely Distressed’ Over Stalker Fears
Jennifer Aniston “feared for her safety” from an alleged stalker.
The ‘Bounty Hunter’ star’s lawyers obtained a temporary restraining order yesterday at a court in Santa Monica to protect her from Jason R. Peyton, who was arrested after spending days trying to find the actress on Sunset Boulevard, California.
In a signed court declaration the actress revealed that “delusional” Peyton had made her fear for her safety.
She stated: “Mr. Peyton has aggressively sought to have personal contact with me and integrate himself into my life.
“‘Due to Mr. Peyton’s delusional compulsion and increasingly harassing, stalking and threatening conduct, I have been subjected to a course of conduct which has and is seriously alarming, annoying and harassing me.
“Mr. Peyton’s ongoing, ever-increasing, aggressive and harassing conduct are extremely distressing. I fear for my personal safety and that of those around me.”
Court documents filed on Tuesday reveal police detained the 24-year-old man – who travelled cross-country in a delusional attempt to marry the former ‘Friends’ star – last week after finding him with a sharp object, duct tape and love notes to her.
Among the messages he had written to himself were brief notes reading “Jen told me she wants me to be the father of her children” and “Call Jen”, as well as a list of potential baby names.
The filings state Peyton – who had scratched ‘I love Jennifer Aniston’ onto his car – has been accused of stalking others and is disobeying court orders that he must take anti-psychotic medications.
Police reports say he has “a history of violence and criminal stalking”.
The man – who has been diagnosed as a delusional and paranoid schizophrenic was placed on an involuntary psychiatric hold by Los Angeles police.
According to court documents, Peyton has said he “won’t stop” his pursuit of the 41-year-old actress.
Under the terms of the restraining order Peyton must stay 100 yards away from the actress’ home, places of work and vehicles.
He must also not approach her staff, agents, managers and other representatives.
A hearing on the order will be held on August 9.