Woman to be tried for stalking John Cusack

Tue Apr 15, 2008 11:22am EDT
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A judge on Monday ordered a 33 year-old woman to stand trial for stalking actor John Cusack, star of movies such as the recent family film "Martian Child" and supernatural thriller "1408."

Emily Diane Leatherman, 33, was arrested outside the actor's Malibu home in March, and the complaint against her claims that she began stalking Cusack in February 2007.

In a separate filing for a temporary restraining order to keep Leatherman away from him, Cusack accused the woman of throwing a bag of love letters, rocks and screwdrivers over his home's fence, according to a report in The Los Angeles Times.

Leatherman faces one count of felony stalking, and if convicted could get up to three years in prison, the District Attorney's office said.

She also faces one misdemeanor charge of failing to obey a restraining order and one count of petty theft. Each of those charges carries a maximum sentence of six months in jail.

(Editing by Dan Whitcomb)

<p>Cast member John Cusack poses at the premiere of "Grace Is Gone" at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills, California November 28, 2007. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni</p>