Lohan wins restraining order against phone texter

LOS ANGELES Fri May 20, 2011 4:49pm EDT

Lindsay Lohan arrives for a hearing at the Airport Branch Courthouse in Los Angeles April 22, 2011. REUTERS/Phil McCarten

Lindsay Lohan arrives for a hearing at the Airport Branch Courthouse in Los Angeles April 22, 2011.

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Lindsay Lohan has won a temporary restraining order against a man she says sent her delusional phone text messages and believes he has a romantic relationship with her, a court spokeswoman said.

David Cocordan left boxes of heart shaped chocolates at Lohan's home and magazine articles about the actress with his own name scrawled on them, Lohan said in a court filing.

He has contacted the 24 year-old "Freaky Friday" actress with more than 100 unwanted phone calls and text messages since 2009, according to the court papers.

A Los Angeles Superior Court judge granted the restraining order against Cocordan on Thursday and set a June 8 court hearing to decide if it should be made permanent.

Cocordan could not be reached for comment.

Police believe Cocordan is schizophrenic and that he is not taking his medication, Lohan said in the court papers. He believes he is engaged to marry her and sends sexually explicit messages.

Lohan, once considered one of Hollywood's most promising talents, was sentenced this month to four months in jail after pleading no contest to a charge of stealing a $2,500 necklace from a Los Angeles store.

She is expected to serve only 16-17 days of her sentence -- most likely under house arrest -- starting in mid-June.

Lohan has barely been out of the news for four years due to repeated trips to jail, drug rehabilitation and courtrooms.

(Reporting by Alex Dobuzinskis: Editing by Jill Serjeant)

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dibeanie wrote:
I wish we commoners could get a restraining order against the media’s obsession with her.

May 20, 2011 6:30pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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