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Last Updated: Tuesday, 8 June, 2004, 08:23 GMT 09:23 UK
Judge acts over Berry 'stalker'
Halle Berry
Berry was not present in court
A US judge has banned a man accused of stalking Hollywood actress Halle Berry from going within 80 metres of her.

Los Angeles judge Linda Lefkowitz issued an injunction against former US Navy Seal Greg Broussard on Monday banning him from contacting Berry.

He had allegedly made many attempts to contact her by fax and telephone.

Berry's statement to the court said Mr Broussard had "imagined a relationship with me" and that his alleged threats "make me fear for my own safety".

Berry's statement also said Mr Broussard, 35, imagined "he and I are engaged to be married and that my manager and publicist are preventing him from being with me".

"I do not know Mr Broussard and do not wish to have any contact with him," she said.

She added Mr Broussard thought her manager Vincent Cirrincione and her publicist were trying to prevent him from being with her.

'Standing in the way'

Neither Berry nor Mr Broussard were in court when the preliminary injunction was issued.

Mr Cirrincione said Mr Broussard had issued threats against him because "he believes I am the person standing in his way of an imagined relationship".

Court documents said Mr Broussard had said he was a former US Navy Seal and graduated from the US Naval Academy.

The US Navy Seals are an elite special forces unit renowned for their tough training regime.

Berry, who recently filed for divorce from her husband Eric Benet, is currently working on the film Catwoman.

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02 Oct 03  |  Showbiz
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