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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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76.

Ronson    

The guy's obviously a sick-o who shouldn't be on the streets. But Hilary Duff? I just want to see Madonna and Britney Spears french-kiss again.
Bill

2723 days ago
77.

Ernie    

I know that there are reasons that it is not easy to get protection orders, restraining orders, and things of this type. Because of the fact that it is a threat like this why do the courts not make it easier to get an "expedited temporary order?" This would grant the same protection as a permenant one and is just as enforcable but would require "proof of cause" to extend it, renew it, or be granted a permenant one in a required amount of time, or the original filing would be relinquished. In this way there would be a protection order in place and be able to be enforced by the police, as well as private security, and give the person(s) who are being targeted some feeling of safety, albeit one on a temporary basis if not proved. Too many crazy and relentless fans as well as irrational citizens have stepped over the line into stalkers and predatory animals to let this problem go unanswered no matter who the target is and in what community they live. Erring on the side of caution is much more preferrable to dying or being injured because of lacksidasical whims, temporarily unjustifiable cause, and abhorant restrictions imposed upon the targets of such maniacal people. Solve the problem with easier issued temporary restraining orders and enforce them against the creeps of society.

2723 days ago
78.

Steve    

That sicko needed to be removed. It doesn't matter who he has threatened. Anybody who threatens the life of another person should be put away in prison for a long time. In the case of stalkers, they should register with authorites like sex offenders; which stalkers are, by the way; and be monitored once they have served their time. Stalkers are as dangerous as pedophiles and they cannot change their behavior, just like pedophiles. In this case, this sicko should go to prison a long time and be deported as soon as he gets out.

2723 days ago
79.

varrick    

Instead of going after Duff why not Rosie O'Donnell?

2722 days ago
80.

red sox freak    

WHY DO WE CARE. I CAN NOT STAND HILLARY DUFF!

2721 days ago
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