Matthew McConaughey has been granted a five-year restraining order against an “unhinged” female stalker who he said in court documents has been harassing him for almost two years.
A judge issued the protective order for the 53-year-old actor after he told the court that the woman had inundated him with “unhinged letters, emails, and frivolous lawsuits designed to lure me into court,” the Blast reported.
“These lawsuits were designed to lure me to court and come into contact with me,” McConaughey said, adding that the obsessed female believed the two were involved in a romantic relationship.
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“I am concerned that (she) will continue to stalk me and potentially cause me physical harm,” he added. “Her past behavior is unstable and is also delusional since she believes we have a relationship and that she has co-authored my books.”
The “Dallas Buyers Club” star filed the restraining order ahead of several up-and-coming meet-and-greets the actor was having that he discovered the woman was planning to attend. He told the court one of the events he was specifically worried about was after she purchased a ticket that would have “afforded a photo opportunity which would place her in close contact with” him.
“She has purchased tickets to attend promotional events I am scheduled to appear at the week of 9/11/23,” he added. “She is delusional and poses a threat to all that attend.”
The “Interstellar” star also told the court that he had the person investigated and through that “investigation and her own admission, I learned that (she) has a past history of mental health issues and has spent time at a mental health hospital. My representatives have acted professionally and have advised her to stop contacting me,” the Blast noted.
“Notwithstanding clear requests, she continues to send letters, emails, and other disturbing communications to my team as well as other third parties who are concerned about her next moves,” he added. “This includes her intentions when she shows up at public events at their establishments.”
The Daily Mail reported that the woman did indeed end up showing up to the event McConaughey warned about. Authorities informed her about the restraining order and she was led off the premises without further incident.