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Man Busted

After Allegedly Threatening to Kill Duff

11/5/2006 9:14 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

hilary_duff_stalker-1Hilary Duff's alleged 18-year-old stalker has been arrested and sources tell TMZ the bust occurred after the man threatened to kill Duff this weekend.

Manhattan Beach cops arrested Maksim Miakovsky, an 18-year-old Russian emigre, at a Residence Inn last Friday. He was booked on charges of making criminal threats and stalking.

TMZ first reported last month that Duff and her boyfriend, Joel Madden, were terrified that Miakovsky would do harm to them. Duff and Madden asked for a restraining order, alleging that MiakovskyStalker gallery: click to launch "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."

Sources tell TMZ that last Friday, a private investigator from Sunset Protective Services contacted Miakovsky at the Residence Inn and Miakovsky stated his intention of killing Duff on Sunday at an event she was scheduled to attend.

According to legal papers filed by Duff, Miakovsky came to the U.S. "for the sole purpose of meeting and becoming romantically involved with Ms. Duff."

Miakovsky is currently being held on $200,000 bail at the Manhattan Beach jail. He's scheduled to be arraigned on Tuesday.

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31.

John    

I'm glad the police took this guy seriously and a Rebecca Schaeffer-type tragedy has been prevented. It's the fear of nuts like this that keep stars from getting as close to their fans as they did in generations past. Despite her tremendous success, Hilary is still just a teenage girl, and this has to be traumatic for her. I wish the very best for her and her family.

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32.

mitch    

Why do they let nerds like this guy come to this country? They should only let hot chicks in.

2871 days ago
33.

Kim    

I don't get any of it...
Why Hilary Duff?
Why be romantically involved with her?
Why kill himself over it?
Why kill HER over it?
This guys really go tsome serious issues. And if he's this crazy, he probably has some crazy friends, too. Even though he got caught, I don't think this is over yet. He's too random and twisted to be tracked down mentally.

2871 days ago
34.

gettheboysawayfromher    

TO TMZ - HOW IS NICOLE KDMAN COPING WITH HER HUSBAND IN REHAB, DID SHE KNOW THE SEVERITY OF HIS PROBLEM BEFORE SHE MARRIED HIM I HEARD SHE HAS CANCELLED EVERYTHING

2871 days ago
35.

Thugrugburns    

# 3 you're such an Idiot, there is no such thing as a high end streetwalker, if you're high end you don't walk the streets hon, don't listen to what your Mom has told you. But anyway on to this desperate nutcase, Why is this guy allowed in the US ?They should PERMANENT LY deport this hard old fart of garlics looking teen,, this and the uproar over Madonna's adoption(Which I applaud her on,and think she is sincere,and people should mind thier own business, as long as a human being's life is being upgraded why should anyone care where she adopts from?)is just another distraction from what's going on with the lives of Americans in Iraq.

2871 days ago
36.

Jim    

No one deserves to have any one making are trying to carrie out a treat on there lifes
Sad to say a long with fame come the possablity of this happening.
This person is sick and need mental health.
There may be some thing to how one protrays them self in the public eye also.
If this person that was a Disney i con as changed from the girl next door image then she invite more of this kind of of things in her life.
Understand that not to say in any way she deserv it ,but it goes with how she is protrayed.
Jim

2871 days ago
37.

Steve    

I don't understand how the dude even recognized Hilary anymore. She looks more like a buck-toothed Haley and anorexic. If he got the hots for Hilary over in Russia by watching Lizzie McGuire well heck she doesn't even have that cute, sweet pudgy-cheek blonde look anymore. Maybe that's why he's so pissed and wants to kill her now.

2871 days ago
38.

RED2    

Looks to me like someone wanted her like everyone.
A role in the hay.

2871 days ago
39.

mitch    

They let geeky dweebs like this guy in,, they let middle eastern terorists in,,, but if a hot babe from another country wants to come here it is almost impossible for her to get a visa.

2871 days ago
40.

Nina Simone    

What's there to talk about? They should just deport his azz and be done with it already, SHEESH!

2871 days ago
41.

Lady C    

I think that's so sad. And some of you really are just so mean about the whole situation. I mean do you know the girl personally to say that she's "annoying or a nuisance to society?" This honestly just goes to show how cold hearted some people can be. If she were to get killed (knock on wood, I hope everything goes okay with her); then people out there would be heart. Someone would have lost their daughter, their sister, thier best friend and their girlfriend. Lives would be affected and fans would be upset as well. I mean I'm not a big fan of her, but the fact of the matter is that NO ONE deserves to get stalked, harrassed or have death threats made to them.

I feel bad for her. She must be so traumatized.

And for everyone saying to the "haters", that they wouldn't respond the same if it was their baby sister, mom, girlfriend, daughter etc...you are completely right. Just put someone you love in her shoes. The whole situation changes...doesn't it?

2871 days ago
42.

Holly    

I am so glad they arrested this nut! Some people are so very sick!
To think something so tragic could have happened.Thank god nothing did happen to Joel or Hilary.

2871 days ago
43.

hollis a. smith    

to stalk or threaten anyone is scary behavior and anyone doing so is violating the rules of conduct. no person should be subjected to worries of this nature.

2871 days ago
44.

G.K.    

Maybe that azzwipe will make the mistake of stalking someone in a "Right To Carry" state and will get a bullet between his stupid looking eyes. A.45 does have a way of stopping a sick B@#tard !

2871 days ago
45.

T.M. Wells    

Wow.........Who's watching the border's I say ? Seems like someTHING that is a BEER CAN SHORT OF A 6- PACK got over here..........IMMIGRATION......IMMIGRATION are you watching ? Send his ass to the FIRING SQUAD with SAddam...........

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