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Last Updated: Tuesday, 1 March, 2005, 09:47 GMT
Star Berry wins restraining order
Halle Berry
Berry won an Oscar in 2002 for Monster's Ball
Hollywood actress Halle Berry has won a three-year restraining order against a man who allegedly sent threatening letters to her home.

The man, identified as security guard Robert Sawyer, claims his contact with Ms Berry was due to mistaken identity.

Mr Sawyer must stay away from the star's home and work and must not contact her by phone, e-mail or post.

According to court papers, Mr Sawyer's letters showed "delusions about a purported romantic relationship".

Mr Sawyer was contacted by Ms Berry's personal security in November asking him not to contact the actress further but Mr Sawyer continued to write letters, including one which claimed he would visit her on Valentine's Day.

According to paper's filed on behalf of the actress, Mr Sawyer wrote: "Leave a message where I can reach you. I'm not playing now".

'Possible fraud'

Mr Sawyer claims contact began after he met a woman who introduced herself as Halle Berry and asked him to write a manuscript for her.

"I think Berry and myself are victims of mistaken identity, and possible fraud," he said in documents submitted to the court.

Superior Court Judge Linda K Lefkowitz ruled that Mr Sawyer must stay 90 metres away from Ms Berry, her home, place of work and vehicle.

Neither Ms Berry nor Mr Sawyer were in court when the restraining order was issued.

In June 2004 former US Navy Seal Greg Broussard was ordered to stay away from the actress.

Ms Berry alleged that Mr Broussard had imagined he was engaged to the star.

The actress won an Oscar in 2002 for her portrayal of the wife of a death row prisoner in Monster's Ball and recently starred in the flop Catwoman.

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