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Convicted Uma Thurman stalker Jack Jordan arrested again

November 30, 2010 |  7:32 pm

Jack Jordan arrested on charges of defying court order against contacting Uma Thurman

A man previously convicted of stalking and harassing actress Uma Thurman was arrested again for allegedly defying a court order that he not attempt to contact her for five years.

Jack Jordan was taken into custody Nov. 23 in Maryland on charges of violating a New York court's restraining order with calls to Thurman's office and cellphone in October, Brooklyn police said. He is under observation in Maryland ahead of a Dec. 21 extradition hearing.

The actions that resulted in Jordan's 2008 conviction included sending bizarre letters and cards, calling Thurman's family and employees, trying to get into her trailer on a movie set and showing up at her Manhattan home late at night, according to trial testimony.

Jordan, a former lifeguard and pool cleaner who'd been working on a master's degree, said at the trial that he'd developed a crush on Thurman in high school after seeing her in a movie, and his feelings intensified over the years. He was involuntarily committed to a mental hospital in late 2005 after being questioned about his obsession with Thurman, he said.

Uma Thurman and boyfriend Arpad Busson At his sentencing -- he got three years' probation in addition to the restraining order -- he said his intention "was for a kind of relationship to develop between us."

Thurman had told jurors at the trial that she was "completely freaked out" by his behavior.

Freakiest detail of this recent arrest?

According to a Maryland police spokeswoman, officers who came to arrest Jordan on a New York warrant found him sitting at a computer where "Uma Thurman" had been typed into the Google search box.


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-- Christie D'Zurilla

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Left photo: Jack Jordan, a former psychiatric patient who was convicted in 2008 of stalking Uma Thurman, was arrested in Maryland on Nov. 23, 2010, on charges of attempting to call the actress despite a restraining order. Credit: Montgomery County Police / Associated Press

Right photo: Uma Thurman and her French financier boyfriend Arpad Busson arrive at a charity event in New York on Sept. 30, 2010. Credit: Evan Agostini / Associated Press