San­dra Bul­lock and other stars beef up se­cu­rity

SP's MAI - - INTERNAL SECURITY BREACHES -

The man found hid­ing in San­dra Bul­lock’s Hol­ly­wood home last month and charged with stalk­ing the Os­car-win­ning ac­tress al­legedly owns an ar­se­nal of weapons, in­clud­ing il­le­gal ma­chine guns. Less than two weeks ago, re­al­ity star Kat Von D con­tacted au­thor­i­ties about a man – against whom she had got­ten a re­strain­ing order – who al­legedly pledged to “go Columbine in Los An­ge­les” as an act of re­venge.

Those in­ci­dents are just the tip of the ice­berg, se­cu­rity ex­perts and Hol­ly­wood in­sid­ers say. In a so­ci­ety in­creas­ingly ob­sessed with a fa­mous face, high-pro­file names are spend­ing bil­lions of dol­lars a year to beef up their se­cu­rity and stay safe from their over-ador­ing fans.

Kelly Carl­son, star of the for­mer FX se­ries “Nip/Tuck,” says she went through hell two years ago when she was stalked by a num­ber of in­di­vid­u­als (for hire) as the re­sult of a past re­la­tion­ship. “My home was bro­ken into mul­ti­ple times,” Carl­son said. “The strange part is that they had a key. I found out later that (a build­ing em­ployee) was paid to give my key to some­one while I was away”

Last month San­dra Bul­lock’s home was bro­ken into by ob­sessed fan, Joshua Cor­bett. The New York Daily News ob­tained the Cor­bett search war­rant af­fi­davits and found that Cor­bett had love notes in his pos­ses­sion for Bul­lock, one of which read “…You are very spe­cial to me and with­out you in my life there is only mis­ery.”

Bul­lock found Cor­bett in her home last month on June 8. She dis­cov­ered him around 1am when she ac­tu­ally came face-to-face with the de­ranged stalker.Bul­lock re­ported that she heard loud bang­ing in the house which prompted her to go close and lock her bed­room door. She then saw 39-year-old Cor­bett stand­ing in her hall­way donned in dark cloth­ing. Bul­lock re­port­edly quickly shut the door and called 911. Once the po­lice of­fi­cers ar­rived, Cor­bett re­port­edly yelled out to Bul­lock, “… Sandy I’m sorry. Please don’t press charges.”

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