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Jeff Goldblum's Stalker Arrested For Violating Restraining Order

Jeff Goldblum in Beverly Hills, 2008 (s_bukley /
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Multi-faceted actor and entertainer Jeff Goldblum was spared this weekend from an unpleasant and possibly dangerous encounter with his longtime stalker.

Goldblum, who is currently appearing live onstage at the Ahmanson Theatre in the play "Seminar," has had a restraining order in place against 50-year-old Linda Ransom of Glendale, and Friday night, Ransom got a little too close for (legal) comfort when she showed up at the Music Center facility in Downtown Los Angeles.

According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, a deputy from the County Services Bureau was flagged down near the Ahmanson Theatre by Music Center Security Department personnel. The security team of the facility were detaining Ransom, on suspicion she was in violation of the restraining order.

Ransom had been seen within 20 yards of Goldblum; the court order stipulates Ransom must remain a minimum of 100 yards away from Goldblum.

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After documents were produced verifying the restraining order, and Ransom deemed duly in violation, Ransom was arrested at approximately 10 p.m. Friday and booked at East Los Angeles Sheriff's Station. She remains jailed in Lynwood on $20,000 bail and is due in court November 6, according to LASD inmate search records.

The restraining order was granted to Goldblum in June 2012, after what he says was over ten years of harassment by Ransom. Ransom "has a history of violating restraining orders as well as undergoing psychiatric care," blogged Perez Hilton, who had noted two years prior when a request for a restraining order had been denied that Ransom had previously "been arrested five times for trespassing and stalking [Goldblum]."

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