updated 07/19/2006 AT 9:00 AM ET
•originally published 07/19/2006 AT 9:10 AM ET
John Cusack, who has accused a woman of stalking him for the past year and a half, scored a victory in court Tuesday when a judge granted him a temporary restraining order.
A Los Angeles Superior Court judge ordered that Emily Leatherman, 31, must remain at least 500 feet from Cusack, his home, workplace, car and any place he does business. Cusack was not in court when the ruling was issued.
In court papers filed in June, Cusack alleges that Leatherman “is showing unusual interest by stalking, throwing long letters of interest over my fence in bags with rocks and screwdrivers inside, making unannounced visits to offices of people I work with in an attempt to meet with me and listing my address as her own during a recent arrest.”
Cusack also states that Leatherman, who is identified in the court documents as homeless, “threatens to commit acts of violence against herself if I do not help her.”
Cusack, 40, just finished filming Grace Is Gone, a small independent film in which he plays a man whose wife is killed in service in Iraq.