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HOL­LY­WOOD star Gwyneth Pal­trow told a court her stalker wanted to cut away her sin with a scalpel af­ter bom­bard­ing her with dis­turb­ing mes­sages over 17 years.

The ac­tress, 43, broke down as she tes­ti­fied against Dante Soiu, re­veal­ing he had sent her gifts from earrings to porn and dis­cussed his in­ten­tion to marry her.

In a 2010 let­ter Soiu, 66, al­legedly wrote: “You are hope­lessly lost. Now you must die.”

In an­other he is said to have writ­ten: “I have a goal: to marry Gwyneth Pal­trow and take care of her.”

A fur­ther mes­sage al­legedly be­gins: “I am TRAU­MATIC: Gwyneth has

tes­ti­fied against Soiu sorry I hurt you. Please for­give me.” The court in Los An­ge­les heard that Soiu sent the Os­car­win­ner some 66 let­ters and other items be­tween 2009 and 2014.

They in­cluded a pair of earrings he sent Pal­trow as a Christ­mas gift. It was also al­leged he sent her religious books.

Other pack­ages she re­ceived from Soiu – start­ing in 1999 – al­legedly con­tained porn and sex toys.

Court records stated the let­ters “de­scribed in de­tail what kind of sex­ual acts he planned to per­form with her”.

Soiu shook his head as the pros­e­cu­tor told the court how he had stalked Pal­trow from 2009 to 2015 – the year she split from Cold­play star hus­band Chris Martin. She re­vealed he had shat­tered her sense of se­cu­rity.

Pal­trow, who lives with chil­dren Ap­ple, 11, and a Moses, nine, said: “This has been a very long and very trau­matic ex­pe­ri­ence al­ready.”

Soiu, of Colum­bus, Ohio, has pleaded not guilty to stalk­ing the star. His lawyer said he is a Chris­tian man who is sim­ply try­ing to min­is­ter to the ac­tress.

The trial con­tin­ues.

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