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Jen Garner Fears for Safety

11/19/2008 2:50 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Jennifer Garner has obtained a court order protecting herself from a man she believes is endangering her family.

TMZ has obtained docs ordering Steven Burky to stay clear of Garner -- no contact whatsoever.

In her declaration, Garner says "Mr. Burky has been stalking and harassing me," sending "packages and letters containing delusional and paranoid thoughts and following me around the country ..."

Garner says Burky has been harassing her since 2002, but in the last year "his obsessive and harassing behavior has escalated to the point of becoming dangerous and threatening."

Garner says Burky has shown up at her home and said, "God has sent him a vision of her being persecuted in some manner that may result in her death."

Garner says she fears for herself, husband Ben Affleck and daughter Violet. She also says "I am currently pregnant and fear for the safety of my second child once born."

Burky has written a blog called Satanic Panic, asking, "Are multitudes of adults resorting to human sacrifices and then repressing this information from fear of Christ..."

A judge issued a temporary restraining order earlier this month. There's a hearing tomorrow to make the order permanent.

Read the docs

Garner's security guy, Dennis Bridwell, also submitted a declaration in which he said Burky described himself as a "crazed Alias fan," once finding her at an event, giving her roses and a card that read "I love you forever" along with his contact information. Bridwell says Burky has stalked Garner around the country, adding, "Mr. Burky now represents a clear threat to Ms. Garner's life."

We've learned the LAPD has taken the threat seriously and has been involved in the case.

Law enforcement sources tell us Burky is currently under a 5150 psychiatric hold.


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Queen of the Damned    

If this man has been following her around the country, then, this must have been going on for some time. Why hasn't hubby Ben stepped up and confronted this man whose threatening his family? Oh, I know, he can't tear himself away from the Vegas crap tables and showgirls. Must be why we only see Jen photographed with their daughter.

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c'mon now    

This guy really sounds CRAZY!! He needs to stay in mental hospital, and get on some meds.

2166 days ago


Good luck to Jen and her family. I hope the order works. But then again, if someone is persistant, a piece of paper can't stop them at all.

2166 days ago


"Gave her a CAR"... WHAT?!

2166 days ago


Yet she still wanders the streets aimlessly pimping her daughter out to the paps. She is such an attention wh@re.

2166 days ago


TRO's are not worth the paper they are written on, to a point. I remember (when I was a 911 operator), we had one where
a guy in Oklahoma, VIOLATED a protection order that his soon to be ex-wife took out on him, FIVE TIMES. The fourth
time, he broke into the house, held her down at gunpoint, with the children present. His lawyer convinced the judge to let him get his affairs in order, and turn himself in Monday morning, so that Friday afternoon, he ambushed her in the parking
garage at her work, she ran, he shot her in the back, and then when she was down, pumped 4 more rounds into her head.
He took off, made it to Missouri and we chased him for 20 minutes before he flipped his car. I think he is still on death row
in Oklahoma, waiting for his appeals to run out.
You have to take these stalkers, SERIOUSLY, no matter how trivial it might be.

2166 days ago


Get a Gun! No one else is gonna protect you. Again, Get a Gun! But #5 is right, she sure gets photographed a lot running around town with her kid, if someone were stalking me, I wouldn't be doing that. SAY CHEESE

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2166 days ago

Fan Since 2007!!!    

Hopefully he'll just overdose in front of her house like that Paula chick

2166 days ago


That is sad that some stars aren't able to live their lives in peace. I don't think she is 'pimping out her daughter." I know there is more than just me, that enjoy seeing the stars' children; how they look as they are growing up. And Violet looks so happy all the time. And is properly dressed; unlike poor Suri Cruise; always in a dress, never pants or a jacket or coat.. You go, Jennifer. Congrats on your 2nd child, too!! I lived in Brentwood, too, many, many years ago..

2166 days ago


#1: umm clearly it has been going on a long time considering the paragraph states "since 2002." This is really scary. I hope he leaves her alone.

2166 days ago


Leave Jennifer alone, you pyschopath! Seriously though, mental illness is a serious issue and not enough people get help when they need it...either due to our crummy healthcare system or not enough friends/family care to get involved. It is never harmless.
And the person who said she's out pimping her daughter...get real! She's just trying to live her life ..its not her fault the leeches..err tmz paps follow her every move. She's not a Britney-gimme-more-attention-whore.

2166 days ago


So because she is out in the public and pictures are taken of her and Violet ... she is an attention whore??? That is sad! I am pretty sure she is one celeb that has stated a number of times that she refuses to walk the red carpet w/ Ben because it isn't about them as a couple but them as individuals supporting their movies. So I am confused how she is an attention whore! Where does she lose the right to live as an American w/ the right to be in public with her daughter? Jealous much #5???

2166 days ago


Of course the LAPD takes this threat seriously. She's a celebrity, and L.A. is the town of celebrity justice.

If she were a non-celeb, the LAPD would tell her there's nothing they can do until the guy harms her, and they just don't have enough resources (because they're all busy escorting celebs out of restaurants.)

The L.A. Superior Court will also bend over backwards for her because she is a celebrity.

Celebs and the corrupt people who run the town have ruined Los Angeles.

2166 days ago


This bimbo is sloppy seconds to her hubby. He still loves Jennifer Lopez. You are fooling yourself if you think he is a decent man.

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