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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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Max Myaskovskiy (Hilary's Ex-Stalker)    

Yo what up billy, I told you so all those years. I was a big fanatic of Hilary Duff with all those movies, DVD specials, albums, concerts, MTV's TRL, etc. and finally in the fall of 2006, I have made my move by trying to contact Hilary through her support team: family, friends, and professionals representing her. As for all that talk of using weapons to eliminate my so-called, "enemies", most of it is all trash. I am indeed obsessed with her, I am indeed envious of Joel Madden as her boyfriend, and I do resent having been screwed over by law enforcement and her security personnel all these years despite trying to go through her fanclub and what-not, but even if like any other person in this world, "I am capable of anything", I still would never hurt my dearly beloved Hilary or her loved ones nor any other innocent people. As for me coming from Russia two years ago, that is all bull and you know that. So take care Billy, be indeed "The Few, the Proud, The Marines", and I for my part will be, "The One, the Only, the Hilary Duff Man"!!!!

2884 days ago


ok well good luck with that Max

2882 days ago


Paparazzi are real assholes.

2879 days ago

Glenda Mahon    

What good is a "Restraining Order"? When someone is as sick as this guy and is bent on getting his way, nothing is going to stop him....scary!

2871 days ago

Ellen N.    

This type of story is extremely disturbing! Have we learned nothing from the deaths of John Lennon, Rebecca Schaeffer and Princess Diana???? Not to mention Michael J. Fox, Sharon Gless, Madonna, David Letterman, George Harrison and countless other entertainers who have been terrorized by obsessed nut cases!!! Preditory "fans" and paparazzi alike ARE a danger to celebs, their families and friends. I hope law enforcement is monitoring these two clowns that are stalking Ms. Duff and her loved ones. Personally, I don't think 100 yards is NEARLY far enough away!!!

2871 days ago


hay u stalkers why dont u guys leave them alone u guys are just retard i love hillary if u wanna stalk someone come stalk me i can take u both iam just to admint iam 13 but i can do some searsly danger to u ppl soo if u wanna stalk someone come stalk me 235 howland

2862 days ago
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