Uma Thurman's Stalker Arrested While Google Searching Her Name
Uma Thurman's stalker, Jack Jordan, first made headlines in 2008 when the award-winning actress was granted a restraining order against the overzealous fan. Jordan sent her dark images, showed up at her work and apartment, and made other attempts at personal contact. Thurman was granted a five-year no contact order, which Jordan recently violated.
When officers went to serve the arrest warrant in Maryland, they were led to a room where Jordan was sitting in front of a computer with Thurman's name in a Google search box, Montgomery County, Md. police spokeswoman Lucille Baur told CBS News.
Jordan's obsession with the actress stemmed from an unlikely source: her father, Robert Thurman. Thurman is a Buddhist scholar at the University of Chicago. Jordan earned an English degree from the school. In 2005, Jordan was temporarily committed to mental facility based on the obsession.
Working as a pool man, Jordan held a relatively low profile after the no contact order. But he recently began calling the starlet's office and cell phone in an attempt to regain contact.
"It doesn't take much to trigger, and we have got to appreciate celebrity stalkers as people whose emotional identity is overly wrapped up in the notion that they can have a relationship with someone who is famous. Because their lives are otherwise disconnected, isolated, and even empty, that level of investment makes them vulnerable to a whole host of triggers to make them go right back to where they were before," ABC quotes forensic psychiatrist Michael Welner.
Whatever the trigger was for the Uma Thurman stalker, there will be some serious legal consequences tied to his actions. Breaking a no contact order can result in an extension of the order as well as enhanced probation and possible jail time. The Brooklyn district attorney's office is currently reviewing the case against Jack Jordan.
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