As much as I love Jennifer Garner, I must say that I have never once entertained any thought of stalking her. Her or any other celebrity for that matter. Oh that’s right, because I’m not psychotic. But apparently, some people are and Garner’s stalker is no joke. He is a loony of the very worst kind, he believes that he is a messenger of God. That’s right, a messenger. Of God. I don’t care what God you believe in or if you believe in one at all – when you start thinking that any God is talking to you and sending you out to do his personal errands, something is certainly amiss. The news comes from TMZ,
“TMZ has obtained docs ordering Steven Burky to stay clear of Garner — no contact whatsoever.
In her declaration, Garner says “Mr. Burky has been stalking and harassing me,” sending “packages and letters containing delusional and paranoid thoughts and following me around the country …”
Garner says Burky has been harassing her since 2002, but in the last year “his obsessive and harassing behavior has escalated to the point of becoming dangerous and threatening.”
Garner says Burky has shown up at her home and said, “God has sent him a vision of her being persecuted in some manner that may result in her death.”
Garner says she fears for herself, husband Ben Affleck and daughter Violet. She also says “I am currently pregnant and fear for the safety of my second child once born.”
Burky has written a blog called Satanic Panic, asking, “Are multitudes of adults resorting to human sacrifices and then repressing this information from fear of Christ…”
A judge issued a temporary restraining order earlier this month. There’s a hearing tomorrow to make the order permanent.”
I can’t even imagine how scary this must be for Jen and her family. It would be bad enough if it was just her but when you’re children are involved, that’s a whole different ball game. Hopefully this freak will be locked up for a very long time and Jen and her crew can get back to life as normal. I think it must be hard for celebrities sometimes with things like this because they are literally surrounded by people all the time. Jen can’t even take Violet to preschool or painting without the paps snapping away a thousand photographs. While I don’t feel bad for the inconvenience this causes stars (simply because they’re stars and if they don’t want to deal with it, they don’t have to make movies and millions of dollars each year) but I think this puts a whole new spin on it. When you’re constantly searching the crowd for someone that may want to hurt you, or always having to be aware of who’s where in the crowd, and who’s doing what, that can just make you paranoid and can do pretty bad things to your psyche I would imagine.