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John Cusack targets alleged stalker

Actor John Cusack is seeking a restraining order against a woman he claims has been stalking him for more than 18 months.In papers filed Friday in Superior Court, Cusack requested that 31-year-old Emily Leatherman stay at least 500 feet away from him, his home, his work, his car, and offices or companies in which he does business.The documents indicate that Leatherman has no known address and iden
/ Source: The Associated Press

Actor John Cusack is seeking a restraining order against a woman he claims has been stalking him for more than 18 months.

In papers filed Friday in Superior Court, Cusack requested that 31-year-old Emily Leatherman stay at least 500 feet away from him, his home, his work, his car, and offices or companies in which he does business.

The documents indicate that Leatherman has no known address and identify her as a transient.

“This person is showing unusual interest by stalking, throwing long letters of interest over my fence in bags with rocks and screwdrivers inside, making unannounced visits to offices of people I work with in an attempt to meet with me and listing my address as her own during a recent arrest,” Cusack said in the request.

Cusack said he has never met Leatherman, yet her mail has been arriving at his home. The woman has suggested in letters that she wants “a normal life and home” with Cusack, and threatened to hurt herself if he doesn’t help her, according to the papers.

The documents noted that Leatherman had previous arrests for “stalking and aggressive behavior toward police” but did not specify whether the arrests resulted in any convictions.

Messages left Tuesday for Cusack’s attorney were not immediately returned.

Cusack, who turns 40 on Wednesday, has starred in such films as 1984’s “Sixteen Candles,” 1989’s “Say Anything” and 2000’s “High Fidelity.”