Jamie King was stalked by an escaped mental patient


There isn’t much more I can imagine that would be scarier than this: model turned actress Jamie King was stalked by an escaped mental patient.

The 29-year-old described the ordeal as “scary” and “freaky” to E! News.

“My intention with the work that I do is to create something that really touches in to people and that people love,” she said. “It’s really strange when somebody takes that to a whole different level.”

King added: “I think that an interesting thing with celebrities and stars is that you feel so close to them because you see them in such a vulnerable place when they’re acting.”

A source confirmed that the threat to the actress was “very real and he was very aggressive. He had recently escaped from a mental institute. It was scary.”

Digital Spy

While we all like to check out celebrities, and obviously the internet allows us to look at celebrities in a way that is different again than how Jamie descibes here, and there is always going to be someone who takes it too far.

Australian Radio journalist Sarah MacDonald wrote in her book that she also had a stalker, and describes how it feels in a way that is both humorous and truthful.

F-grade celebritities get the sperm-covered letters without the sex, the death threats without the protection, and the stalkers without the psycological asistance. A persistant, psychologically troubled bloke had been pestering me for the last year, and while one of my bosses thought it must have been ‘flattering’, it just made me feel scared, vulnerable and violated. Stalkers colonise your mind and I wanted mine back.

From her novel Holy Cow: An Indian Adventure

I can’t imagine how it is for people to be followed and pestered at their homes and workplaces, and have someone describe it as flattering. Many people seem to think that attention is harmless and you should consider it a compliment. Obviously the reality is that the experience is scary and unsafe to say that least.

Jamie King is shown at Spike TV’S “Scream 2008″ in LA on 10/18/08. She is also shown at the Hellboy 2 premiere on 6/28/08 in case you don’t recognize her with blond hair. Credit: Fame

 

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  1. vdantev says:

    Which shows how far down the average mental patient has slipped in terms of stalker targets.

  2. Jinxy says:

    I’m sure Ann Pressly and her family feel quite differently from your opinion. She was nearly killed. News anchors are especially vulnerable because they are in homes several times a day. There is a newscaster from Iowa who was abducted from her apt and never found. Meaning she could still be alive and being tortured daily in some rural dungeon. Can you imagine the pain and fear her family is forced to live with every day?

    They are easy targets.

  3. Lauri says:

    Stalking is nothing to joke around about. I know. I’m no celebrity, local or otherwise…but I went through two years of HELL at the hands of a stalker who made my life miserable. Stalkers are relentless. They find ingenious ways to insinuate themselves into your life. It gets to the point that you don’t even want to open your front door to get the newspaper anymore, because who knows what might happen?

    Stalking should be taken extremely seriously. It was over 20 years ago for me, and it still freaks me out when I think about it too much.

  4. vdantev says:

    Swing and a miss for both of you :roll: Laughing at our fears gives one strength over them.