In an update to this post – it’s trial time for Uma Thurman’s stalker. Not only that, but she testified.
Monday started Jack Jordan’s stalker trial in New York.
The dude was arrested in 2007 on misdemeanor charges. Basically he allegedly has been following and contacting Thurman for 2 years plus.
Jordan also sent her a letter complaining that he had been confined to a mental hospital and was being forced to take medication, and he sent Uma’s father four e-mails expressing his love for her, prosecutors said.
You know – ’cause that doesn’t scream stalker or anything.
Even Thurman’s father, Robert Thurman, testified… Since he received emails and all.
“I was trying to remember the number of the FBI,” the elder Thurman told jurors in a packed NYC courtroom, per the New York Daily News.
The Columbia University professor testified that the Thurmans were sent 19 emails that detailed the 37-year-old Jordan’s increasing obsession with the Dangerous Liaisons star and raised serious concerns about his daughter and her two children’s safety.
And mom, Birgitte Thurman, testified to the phone calls she received from the defendant.
Uma, herself, then testified.
She testified about how her worries escalated as Jordan began bombarding her with creepy emails and letters in which he professed his eternal love for her and even threatened to kill himself if she saw another man.
Thurman recounted her first encounter with an alleged stalker when she was 17 and a man named Anthony sent her flowers and repeatedly called her parents’ home. When she didn’t reciprocate, he sent her a package containing a razor blade.
In one of the more dramatic moments, Thurman’s hands shook as she read the contents of a postcard of the Empire State Building Jordan had sent her.
There was much more to the crazy. Suffice it to say – seems to me that the dude is totally off his rocker and dangerous to boot.
Prosecutors wrapped up their questioning of Thurman by having her read aloud from an email Jordan sent to her father, a Columbia University professor, in which the defendant remarked that when he heard her voice he fell instantly “in love.”
“I imagine us in a cave a long time ago—and us mummified,” she read. “The only thing that keeps me from going to the river to die is the voice of you and your father.”
Thurman said the note made her feel “scared.” Her fears were heightened, she said, when she read another e-mail to her family in which Jordan purportedly called her two kids, ages six and nine, an “illusion” and made a reference to the biblical story of Abraham having to sacrifice Isaac at the altar on God’s orders.
The defendant’s attorney is basically saying that the dude is not dangerous – just in love, and we basically don’t understand his love proclamations.
Wow. I’m interested in seeing how this turns out.