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Anderson Cooper's alleged stalker arrested in New York

July 30, 2013 at 8:11 AM ET

Anderson Cooper.
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Anderson Cooper.

A man who reportedly had been stalking newsman Anderson Cooper was being held on $75,000 bail in Manhattan Criminal Court over the weekend, according to the New York Daily News.

Alex Hausner is accused of leaving numerous phone calls at Cooper and his partner Benjamin Maisani's home in the city, and trying to break into the couple's home at least four times over a six-month period that began in January, said the complaint.

One such visit to their home reportedly involved Hausner standing outside the apartment and banging "with his foot on the door numerous times," said the court papers.

He's also accused of tracking Cooper down at his job at CNN and left a threatening call to security on Friday, telling the guard, "The f---ing worst is coming."

He was charged with menacing, stalking, aggravated harassment and given an order not to contact Cooper.

The New York Post indicates the harassment has been going on for much longer than since January, saying Hausner — who the paper says describes himself as "a gay, Jewish white supermacist" — has been pursuing Cooper since 2008.

Hausner is next due in court on Aug. 8.

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