Bullock Restrains Her Alleged Stalker
Sandra Bullock has been granted a restraining order against a mentally ill man she claims stalked her from California to Texas to South Carolina for more than a year, according to court documents made public, Reuters reports.
In the petition filed in Los Angeles, the "Two Weeks Notice" actress, 38, charges that Thomas James Weldon, 34, who suffers from paranoid schizophrenia and refuses to take medication, threatened to cause her "physical or emotional injury" in his attempt to have a relationship with her.
Bullock further claims in legal papers that the 6'1", 210-lb.Weldon flooded her family, agent and production company with faxes, e-mails and voicemail messages, requesting money and intimacy.
Among his messages, as reported by the TV show "Celebrity Justice," was this Nov. 10, 2002 fax: "You said in PEOPLE magazine you are going to take a year off ... When is it over? Because I want you here. "So get here so we can have that fun."
Superior Court Judge Scott Gordon ordered Weldon not to contact Bullock and to remain at least 200 yards from her. The order will stay in effect until a June 6 hearing in the case.
Meanwhile, an arrest warrant has been issued for Weldon in Texas, where Bullock lives, and the actress's lawyers say they are working with Los Angeles police to ensure Weldon stays away from her.