Kristen Dunst granted restraining order against stalker

Kristen DunstKirsten Dunst has requested and been granted a restraining order against Christopher R. Smith, who has allegedly been stalking the actress. He has been told to stay away from the Dunst, her personal assistant and any place of work she frequents. “Mr. Smith’s sudden, aggressive, and harassing efforts to contact me are extremely frightening. I fear not only for my own personal safety, but also for the safety and well-being of my housemate and assistant,” Dunst told the court in a statement. Dunst’s assistant performed a citizen’s arrest when Smith, 25, trespassed at Dunst’s Los Angeles home in November.

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  1. demigod • December 23, 2008 @ 2:09 PM

    Kirsten in distress..this is a job for Peter Parker lol

  2. Jo-Anne. • December 24, 2008 @ 4:02 PM

    good comment above.
    these stalkers sure can be scary, hopefully this person will back off.

  3. Nancy • December 24, 2008 @ 4:52 PM

    Not likely and what good is a piece of paper (restraining order)? The laws need to be over-hauled and the police and courts need to take these things more seriously than they do. There are some restraining orders that the police won’t even recognize, such as ones given through Family Court. A lot of people do not realize that there are police restraining orders and court ordered restraining orders and the police (in Ontario) sometimes can’t/won’t enforce the ones ordered by family court…which makes things quite difficult for a parent to protect their children from the other parent who says, “If I can’t have them, you can’t either!”. And yes, I know this is not the problem in ‘the Dunst’ case, I’m just saying a piece of paper doesn’t mean much…we need ACTION!

  4. Jo-Anne. • December 24, 2008 @ 5:33 PM

    I love it when you wait for my comment before you barge in! makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. ha ha

    re above, the police always attempt to enforce court orders – it is a very serious offence to go against court orders.

    My experience is a lot of one-sidedness is many times found in these he said she said “reports” and accusations. People expect a heck of a lot out of an already overloaded system as our courts/police attempt to accommodate the constant flow of traffic.

    Same as the medical system, again bursting at the seams, as many feel the need to run to the doc for everything. Maybe if people would learn to put a bandaid on the smaller “wounds” and save their more serious “injuries” to request assistance, our systems could handle the situations more efficiently, I am sure.

    I, for one, think Ontario a pretty decent place to live and am very appreciative of the many many services we have available to us should we require assistance.

  5. Nancy • December 24, 2008 @ 8:39 PM

    Well, for one, I didn’t “wait for your comment”. Secondly, that’s a crock of sh!t that the police “always attempt to enforce court orders”….NOT FAMILY COURT! They have proved that to me! As for our medical system being overloaded by people who go to the doctor for unneccesary/small things, yeah there are some who abuse it but from my experience, the doctors most times will not phone in a prescription without SEEING YOU, will not put repeats on some of your needed prescriptions…without SEEING YOU. It’s ridiculous! I get a lot of sinus infections, my doctor knows it, yet everytime I get one and call for him to just phone me in a prescription…nope! The doctor needs me to come in…so he can bill OHIP of course!! Anyways, if the laws were over-hauled…ALL LAWS, and there were greater punishments for serious crimes such as stalking, there would be less of a burden on the system because we would need less ‘hand slappers’!!

  6. tributegirl • December 26, 2008 @ 1:27 PM

    Well, the medical comment is true for sure, I’ve seen people come in by ambulance because they puked once and “can’t handle it”. Emergency visits that are not necessary often cost the system $1000 and up, more if they’ve called 911 for non-necessary assistance. The people coming in with the sniffles is unreal. And yet, we cannot turn them away. My friend from England said a lot of what we see would be laughed right out of the hospital in England, all the foolishness wouldn’t get past the clerk. And that is what is bankrupting and slowing down the system, it needs a total overhaul. And in my line of work, we deal with the police on a daily basis. Some of them are great, but some of them don’t care about people at all, and I’ve seen them just ignore a situation because they “don’t want to bother”. So yeah, a restraining order works sometimes, but I’ve seen loads of times that it isn’t worth the paper it’s printed on.

  7. mandee • December 29, 2008 @ 12:27 PM

    i completely agree. police dont usually give a damn about anyone. and jo, as for your once again rude and snide comment towards nancy, it was completely uncalled for. nancy has every right to comment on anything you say, especially since she can at least do it in a CLASSY and ADULT way, without trying to cause a fight, simply stating her opinion. seems youre the one that cant seem to go through an entire debate without trying to once again make a mountain out of a mole hill. anyways, and i completely agree with the doctors too. my friend and her family, ENTIRE family, if they get so much as an ear ache, run to the doctor. meanwhile, i get a throat infection combined with bronchitus and a fever, and i wait 2 weeks to see if it goes away before i FINALLY go to the WALK IN CLINIC! when i get sick, i GET SICK and it lasts for at the very least, 3 weeks. and i NEVER go to the doctor unless its been more than 3 weeks, or has a reason to seem urgent *conflicting with breathing, or conflicting with me being able to do my job*. also, i completely agree. a restraining order is NOTHING. what is she supposed to do when he comes back? throw the paper at him in defense? do you think if hes a crazed maniac hes gonna just say to her oh you caught me, game over you win. ill go home now and let you live your life in peace. PFFT ! some people clearly dont understand the problems with stalking, or things such as abuse, or going to the doctor when not needed. and SOME people dont know how to act like grown ups and have a decent debate and state what their opinion is without trying to cause a fight. *and given the fact im not as old as jo, i have every right to be immature and do the exact same thing to her as she is doing to everyone else* 🙂

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