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Eddie Redmayne stalker given four-month suspended sentence

Press Trust of India  |  London 

A woman has been handed a four-month suspended jail sentence after admitting stalking actor Eddie Redmayne.

Gaby Stieger, 49, repeatedly loitered outside the Oscar winner's house in Southwark, south London, and sent him love letters over five years.


She was also ordered not to have any contact with, or come within 200 metres of Redmayne or his immediate family, reported BBC.

The interpreter pleaded guilty to stalking at Camberwell Green Magistrates' on Wednesday.

The mother-of-three from Colindale, north London, believed they had been married in a former life and her face would "contort with rage" when she spoke about his wife, Hannah Bagshawe.

Magistrate Novello Noades, chairwoman of the bench, said, "This is a very serious offence - which took place over a period of five years. There was significant planning involved, you moved from to to be near the victim. You obtained work in the and near the victim's home in order to be in proximity to him.

She added, "He told you he was distressed but you ignored him."

Redmayne described the distress it caused him and his family in a statement read to the

"I always try to be open and friendly as support (from fans) is what gives me a career. I deeply regret having met Gaby Stieger - she harassed myself and my family intermittently over five years, leaving us distressed, unsafe and deeply unsettled," he said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, September 16 2017. 13:07 IST
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