Jennifer Garner afraid for her life

Jennifer GarnerJennifer Garner, who’s due to give birth this month, has asked for a restraining order against a man who has been stalking her since 2002. Stephen Burky, who is currently under a 5150 psychiatric hold, has a blog called Satanic Panic. In her declaration, Garner says, “Mr. [Stephen] Burky has been stalking and harassing me,” sending “packages and letters containing delusional and paranoid thoughts and following me around the country …” adding that in the last year, “his obsessive and harassing behavior has escalated to the point of becoming dangerous and threatening.” She says Burky showed up at her home to tell her that God sent him a vision of her being persecuted in some manner that may result in her death. Garner is afraid for herself, her husband Ben Affleck and their daughter Violet. Garner’s security guard, Dennis Bridwell, says, “Mr. Burky now represents a clear threat to Ms. Garner’s life.” A temporary restraining order was issued earlier this month. A hearing will take place today to make the order permanent.

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  1. Nancy • November 21, 2008 @ 9:40 AM

    Well, they should keep this psychotic Stephen guy locked up where he belongs…

    I haven’t said those words for what, 3 days now?

  2. TERESA WEIR • November 21, 2008 @ 11:56 AM


  3. TERESA WEIR • November 21, 2008 @ 11:58 AM

    what is wrong with this world?/ letting people terrify other;s and dont do anything about it until someone is hurt . napanee canada

  4. Nancy • November 21, 2008 @ 12:05 PM

    Napanee….home of Avril Lavigne!! 😛

  5. Sonny • November 21, 2008 @ 2:42 PM

    A restraining order isn’t enough with wackos like this. Try a couple of body guards with baseball bats. Time to push back! We had a home envasion happen on our street this week – so I’m a little on edge.

  6. Hermann • November 21, 2008 @ 6:34 PM

    I believe that this crazy guy should be locked up for good. People like him should never be allowed to walk in the streets. Stalking her and following her around the country shows how much of a looser he is.

    Mrs. Garner’s security should be reinforced with more than 1 body guard. It is time to take decisive action. Going to court is going to provide a little respite or no help at all. Mrs. Garner and her family are always and shall always be in our prayers.

    Montreal, Province of Québec.Canada.

  7. mandee • November 22, 2008 @ 1:34 AM

    i dont even understand what the hype is and why everyone goes so completely crazy when they see/meet/stalk(lmfao) stars. like come on guys, all stars are, are people just like you and me, the only difference is they get paid a HELL of a lot more to basically play make believe for their entire life. must be nice lmao. but i dont think they are worth this kind of trouble or insanity, like give it up already 😛

  8. shirley • November 24, 2008 @ 2:17 AM

    I will pray for Ms. garner and her husdand and her little girl.. I pray that GOD will protect her and watch over her and the baby she is pregnant with & the baby will be born healthy and they will make sure that stalker get the medical help IE: for his mental illness. LORD save his soul and mind!

  9. Nancy • November 24, 2008 @ 9:40 AM

    The guy is a waste of skin, plain and simple! Do they ever recover from a mental illness like this? Now, don’t get the hairs in your legs all tangled in knots people…I’m not saying this about ALL people who have mental illness, just the ones who are a danger to society! Could he ever be trusted to walk safely amongst us again? I know I wouldn’t trust him! I’m sure Ms. Garner would agree.

  10. Jo-Anne. • November 24, 2008 @ 1:04 PM

    well, the hype is mandee, simple…they are celebrities. I don’t think anyone would be racing to Tribute to read about your or my life….please.

    I think any “stalker,” whether celebrity or “every day civilian” should be given huge priority and taken very seriously, these people have been known to present very real threats and quite often act out on them in a dangerous manner. I would be very concerned if I was Garner or anyone close to her.
    Well founded fear.

  11. tributegirl • November 24, 2008 @ 3:29 PM

    Here we go again.

    Anyway, I hope they keep that nutjob locked up for a very, VERY long time. He is obviously a danger to Jennifer and her family.

  12. mandee • November 28, 2008 @ 2:41 AM

    lmao i sure took a long time to find out that jo has once again started 🙂 well jo, im sure no one cares about YOU either. im just saying i dont see why ANYONE would make such a big deal about these people. meaning why they would go to any length to STALK them, not meaning they shouldnt protect them. they are like i said, just people who make a hell of a lot more money than any of us HARD working people. im guessing you wouldnt know anything about that now would you? 🙂

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