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Jen Garner Fears for Safety

11/19/2008 3:04 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

jennifer garnerJennifer 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."

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


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STANLEY FISHMAN    

THEY KNOW WHO IS STALKING JEN GARDNER WHAT THEY SCHOULD DO IS BUST UP THE BASTERD THAT IS THE ONLY WAY THEY KNOW HOW TO STOP STALKING POPLE THANK YOU STANLEY

1978 days ago
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KAREN    

JEN--- GET OVER YOURSELF---

1978 days ago
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Tom    

IT'S VIGILANTE TIME! We need a few crews to straighten out these stalkers and habitual woman beaters. Ten days in jail just doesn't do the trick.

1978 days ago
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denyela    

This is a very serious thing an I hope she remains safe although the laws on stalking are to lenient this man obviously has a mental condition telling him no is not enough hopefully one day the laws for things like this will include hmm 1 warning then jail time including many years of probation monitoring an mental health help only then will the stalked be safe WAKE UP police!!

1978 days ago
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Sharon    

Karen, you get over yourself. This kind of thing is actually a big deal. How would you feel to be stalked? I would do whatever I needed to protect my family also.

1978 days ago
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Darlene    

Karen are you an idiot or what? Obviously She is afraid for herself and her family. She never said one thing that suggested she was to pretty, sexy or whatever. You are an uncaring person. Get over yourself.

1978 days ago
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frank    

man , i love jennifer so much but there's also a limit to any platonic love , this dude should be put on a leash , period !!

1978 days ago
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KAREN    

BITCH DON'T TELL ME TO GET OVER MYSELF---SHARON--- I DONT HAVE TIME TO GET OVER MYSELF CUZ I AM UNDER MYSELF---AND I HAVE BEEN STALKED BEFORE--- THANK YOU--- SO YOU SHOULD COME CORRECT B4 U SAY STUPID CRAP TO ME--

1978 days ago
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JackFlash    

Jen is from back here in West Virginia. Let the stalker follow her back home here and we will gladly give him a JENuine hillbilly reception that he will most certainly remember. Only one question would be asked of him, " Can you squeel like a pig?'"

1978 days ago
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KAREN    

& JEN IS TOTALLY JUST LETTING FAME GET TO HER HEAD--- THE POOR GUY PROBABLY JUST HAPPENED TO BE IN THE SAME PLACE AS HER MORE THAN ONCE--- AND THE PAP ARE JUST MAKING A BIG DEAL ABOUT IT---

1978 days ago
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tessa    

Karen: I cannot believe you could be that cruel. Jennifer Garner has every right to protect herself and her family, You would do it - obviously, you do not know what it is like to be stalked so until you walk a mile in someone' s shoes who has, that comment was uncalled for! This guy should be thrown in jail and the key should be thrown out! Laws against stalkers needed to be stiffer. How dare this guy invade Jennifer Garner's personal life. Obviously he feels entitled to what he is doing or he wouldn't do it, but he needs to be thrown in jail and receive counseling for his sick behavior!!!! Jennifer - do what you have to do to protect everyone you love!

1978 days ago
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zza zza    

karen, u have a big problem, u like to take the side of the stalker...boy, i would not like to have u as a friend, u r really an ignorant person, especially when u state that u have been in this situation....u r in denial my friend, i bet if your friend got raped u would propably blame her, the victim... IGNORANT!!!!!!!!

1978 days ago
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Diane    

Karen, now you just sound stupid! You don't like jennifer Garner - we get it! Move on.

1978 days ago
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Maggie    

If you have been stalked before Karen, then maybe you actually would know how it feels.. you say you have, but yet take the side of the stalker??? Trust me, when you can not drive down the road without being followed, or you have someone show up at your house in the middle of the night trying to get in your house, OR you get called over 100 times in 30 minute period, or have been held against your will with a knife.. then maybe you would understand how stalking can become much more dangerous. Being stalked is scary enough, but when you have young children, that is another story. She has every right to protect herself. Been there done that!

1978 days ago
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karensdaddy    

Karen must be 12 years old sayin things like that...U DO NEED TO GET OVER YOURSELF, WHO THE HELL STALK U??jen is pregnant and this guy has been stalkin her since 2002!!helloooo 2002 thats 6 years runing, so dont tell her to get over herself, cuz that man need to go to jail, or a mental institution...and shiiit maybe u need 2 as well

1978 days ago
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