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Hilary Duff & Joel Madden:

We're In Mortal Danger

10/12/2006 8:39 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

duff_madden-1Hilary Duff claims in court documents that she fears for her life, alleging she and her boyfriend are being stalked by two men -- one a paparazzi and the other a homeless man.

TMZ has obtained court documents, filed today in Los Angeles Superior Court, in which Duff and Good Charlotte frontman Joel Madden claim that a 19-year-old Russian emigre came to the United States "for the sole purpose of meeting and becoming romantically involved with Ms. Duff."

The court documents state the man, whose first name is Max, "admitted to being 'obsessed' with her, has stated his intention of 'removing' his 'enemies' (i.e., those who prevent him from being with her), has stated his intention of purchasing a weapon, and has threatened to kill himself and to engage in dramatic actions to get her attention."

David Joseph Klein and Max
According to the documents, Max "has stated his belief that Hilary is in love with him and that Joel Madden stands in their way."

The court documents also claim David Joseph Klein, a 50-year-old celebrity photographer who is roommates with Max, is also a threat.

The documents state, "Over the past six weeks, the defendants have engaged in an accelerated effort to make contact with Hilary, including visits to her neighborhood, to her mother's home, to her boyfriend's neighborhood ... to Mr. Madden's concert venue, and direct calls to Hilary's manager."

According to the documents, the police detained Max at least once at one of Madden's concerts and questioned Klein at the same event.

The stars are requesting a judge to order Max and David Joseph Klein to stay at least 100 yards away from Hilary Duff, her sister Haylie, Joel Madden and his twin brother Benji.

TMZ spoke with David Joseph Klein who denies claims that he is a dangerous threat. We were unable to contact Max.

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Carl Harper    

WHO CARES WE HAVE MORE IMPORTANT THINGS TO WORRY ABOUT BESIDES SOME OVERRATED DISNEY WHITE GIRL.

2840 days ago
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DESERT RAT    

I REALLY DO FEEL FOR SOME CELEBS. ..............NO AMOUNT OF MONEY IN THE WORLD CAN MAKE THEM FEEL SAFE UNTIL THIS GUY IS CAUGHT.

2882 days ago
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Ok    

This is some crazy stuff! The paparazzi seem to be getting crazier and crazier. The paparzzi need to be stopped before they cause major harm.

2882 days ago
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U Know Who    

100 yards is still an easy shot for anyone with decent aim. This guy needs to be sent packing back to Russia..what's his Visa status?

Hay-Seuss

2882 days ago
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Johnny B    

I'd agree that some of these guys get dangerously close and cross the line, but can you blame them for the feeding frenzy caused by the likes of Paris and Lohan? I mean they crave the attention when they need them... then scream foul when it doesn't suit their needs! I say it comes with the territory...

2882 days ago
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swanee    

it ain't Hillary but mel that gets it hard

don't stop believing

2882 days ago
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Kait    

Oh my gosh! I hope the courts and law enforcement do everything they can to protect them. The thing is that if people are psycho you can tell them to stay a certain amount of distance away, but it doesn't mean they will. It sounds like there's some mental illness going on here and these people should be arrested just by the currant facts alone.

2882 days ago
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Salvatori    

Sounds like somebody needs to get a handgun permit to me.

2882 days ago
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poponthepop.com    

That's horrible!!! 100 yards is pretty close, they need to get shipped outta the country.

2882 days ago
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S Khan    

The photographer and Max, when would these men learn their lesson to stop harassing celebrities? If these men see Hilary and Joel together, they are a couple!! Leave them alone. Hilary is not interested with these guys. She is a celebrity (and human), but she’s not interested with outsider. Remember she has boyfriend. Restrained these two guys to their home country, that will be more than 100 feet, more like 100 miles. Take away their Visa and Green Card. I would like to see these two guys on NBC Dateline To Catch A predator, that will teach the two guys a lesson and would not bother no one. Even I like Hilary Duff, but I would not do that. I rather admire her from far.

2882 days ago
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nika    

No one deserves to have someone stalk them. These guys are nuts.I hope the cops dont wait until lohan goes missing before they actually do something about these guys.

2882 days ago
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Dan    

That's the price of fame.

2882 days ago
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mae abrams    

I saw that guy Max stalking Hilary outside the Jimmy Kimmel show. He actually thinks he can have a relationship with her. The guy is delusional. Thank goodness her security people got him away but he was still lurking around. Be careful Hilary!!

2882 days ago
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george vieto    

THey should be looking at I Love Lucy episode called "L.A. At Last" on how William Holden handled an obessed Lucy at the Brown Derby restaurant when the latter had spaghetti spilled on him when William turned the tables on Lucy by staring at Lucy when she tried to eat her dinner. Remember most fans bark is worse than their bite.

2882 days ago
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Jimmy Barnes    

Even "Meerkat Manor" on Animal Planet has stalkers!

2882 days ago
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