Times Colonist

Thurman stalker to get psychiatri­c care

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NEW YORK — A man convicted of stalking actress Uma Thurman and harassing her family for two years was ordered released from jail yesterday and will be required to submit to psychiatri­c care as a condition of his probation.

Jack Jordan, 37, was accused of sending harassing e-mails to Thurman’s father and brother, loitering for hours on the steps of Thurman’s Manhattan apartment and visiting her trailer on the set.

Jordan, who had been previously committed to a mental institutio­n, was convicted of stalking and one count of aggravated harassment, but cleared of two other counts. He could have been sentenced to up to a year in prison.

“It’s important that you understand that your conduct is unacceptab­le, is criminal,” said New York Criminal Court Judge Gregory Carro, who rejected a prosecutio­n recommenda­tion that Jordan return to jail, where he was held for four months.

Thurman, whose film credits include the Kill Bill movies and Pulp Fiction, testified at the trial that she was ”completely freaked out” by Jordan’s actions and feared for her life and the safety of her two children.

Jordan’s lawyer,

George Vomvolakis, said his client loved Thurman and was obsessed by her but that his behaviour was “creepy,” not criminal.

The bearded Jordan, who appeared in court wearing rumpled clothes, said he would have left Thurman alone had he realized he was causing her pain or fear. “My greatest wish is that I had known sooner that I was putting fear into the heart of a woman I cared very much for.”

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