Celebrity Stalker Arrested Outside Tom & Katie’s Home

A woman already associated with celebrity stalking was arrested outside of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes’ Beverly Hills home on Thursday.

Emily Diane Leatherman, 32, was arrested at 3:36 p.m. for violation of a court order and possession of stolen property, Beverly Hills police have confirmed.

Police would not reveal what the specific court order or stolen property was, however, they did say the lifted items were unrelated to Tom & Katie’s home.

In June 2006, a judge ordered Leatherman to stay at least 500 feet away from John Cusack, after the actor claimed she had been stalking him for over a year.

In his request for the restraining order, Cusack said Leatherman was “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 said he had never met Leatherman, yet her mail has been arriving at his home. The woman has suggested in letters that she wants “a normal life and home” with Cusack, and threatened to hurt herself if he doesn’t help her, according to the papers.

“….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 said he had never met Leatherman, yet her mail has been arriving at his home. The woman has suggested in letters that she wants “a normal life and home” with Cusack, and threatened to hurt herself if he doesn’t help her, according to the papers.