Actor Goldblum Wins Restraining Order

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The Associated Press
Thursday, March 1, 2007; 9:56 AM

LOS ANGELES -- Jeff Goldblum has won a permanent restraining order against a woman he claims has stalked him for years and appeared outside his house numerous times.

The order issued Wednesday by a Superior Court judge says Linda Ransom must stay at least 100 yards from the 54-year-old actor, his home, workplace and vehicle.

"The matter is now in the hands of law enforcement," said Goldblum's attorney, Blair Berk.

Ransom, reached by telephone at her home, declined to comment.

In court papers filed Feb. 7, Goldblum said he did not know the 44-year-old woman. He claimed she had visited his home more than 50 times in recent months in what he called an "escalating pattern of harassing, threatening and stalking behavior" since 2001.

Goldblum also said Ransom parked her car across his driveway, blocking him from going in and out of his house, and allegedly sent him threatening letters.

In a six-page declaration to the court, Ransom stated she met Goldblum in 1999 at an acting school where Goldblum teaches and talked to him about a screenplay she was working on. On several occasions, she said she went to city venues where he played with his jazz band.

Ransom said she made repeated visits to Goldblum's house to "support my efforts to complete my research and screenplay as accurate as possible."

Goldblum's films include "The Fly," "Jurassic Park" and "Independence Day."


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