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Jeff Goldblum in Fear

Seeks Restraining Order

11/19/2010 9:11 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Jeff Goldblum's lawyer went to court today and asked for a restraining order against a woman who's about to get out of a mental institution -- a woman who has been stalking him since 2001 ... but the judge refused to issue an order, telling Goldblum's lawyer he had to wait for her to create a fresh threat.

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Linda Ransom -- who has been arrested 5 times for trespass, stalking, etc. -- is just days away from getting out of a mental institution after being declared incompetent in 2009.

Goldblum (above, driving in L.A. today) -- who had a restraining order against Ransom which expired while Ransom was locked up -- was just notified Ransom is days away from getting out, so he had his lawyer go to court today and ask the judge for a new order.

But the judge decided there was no need for a new order, and that Goldblum should just wait until she gets out of the mental institution and threatens him again.

Scary.

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jdranetz    

Linda "Ransom", that name in itself is interesting.
I thought it was going to be Gina Davis.

1412 days ago
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Bronson    

Voodoo! The Judge WILL see her again ... as Jeff Goldblums wife! THATS how diabolically evil this women is. lol.

1412 days ago
18.

Nancy    

Wait for something to happen?!? Are you kidding me?

1412 days ago
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Alexa    

That's easy for the judge to say. To bad the wackjob wasn't stalking the judge instead. Stay safe, Jeff!

1412 days ago
20.

joy    

I hope he stays safe. BUT WHAT IS UP WITH THOSE CAROL CHANNING GLASSES??
He was so sexy and then puts on those awful UGLY glasses!!!!

1412 days ago
21.

Cindy    

Hey, isn't it against the law to talk on a cell phone while driving in CA.??

1412 days ago
22.

Rose    

What would you do judge if this woman was after a member of your family? She'd be in there forever wouldn't she......You'd make sure of it. What's wrong with these judges and why not keep her locked up and off the street. If she can't get to Jeff she'll be after someone else..........Watch your back Jeff. Be safe.

1412 days ago
23.

deb    

TMZ you are lagging. you nailed Ahnolds wife for yakking on the phone IN CALIFORNIA, but you let Jeff Goldblum get away with it? come on!

1412 days ago
24.

Broeheem    

He's allowed to talk on his cell while driving. He's a celebrity - he can do whatever the F he wants. Ask Lindsay Lohan.

1412 days ago
25.

Majestik    

Nice to see Jeff talking on a cell phone while driving.

1412 days ago
26.

Quinn    

that is the problem with Judges today. they schmooze a political party and then get elected because they can't make money as a lawyer so they take the hundred or so thousand a year and benefits and then make stupid judgment calls. I take it that the OP couldn't have been extended because she was institutionalized or did his lawyer not even attempt to have it extended. Someone here has made a mistake. and any nutzoid can by a shotgun ya know.

1412 days ago
27.

brown dynamite    

The judge is a moron....

And so are those of you talking about Jeff's cell, how do you even know he's driving? Did you ever think he might be parked?

1412 days ago
28.

Bob    

Maybe he or his bodyguard could fear for their lives and take the necessary action if she approaches. That would solve the problem forever. (Shoot her)

1412 days ago
29.

ooppoddoo    

Oh...RIGHT...so a "threat" filed 9 years ago should be good today. Even though no harm ever came to him in the first place. I see! That would be unconstitutional. Judge got it right, and naturally Mr. Goldblum will have to take proper precautions. But...ummmm...being a dumbass and talking on a cell phone while driving is liable to cause him more harm than some aging stalker. Seriously.

1412 days ago
30.

TMZgossip    

hmmm

Goldblum on the phone and TMZ doesn't make that part of the story

I bet he was calling GHOSTBUSTERS to help him!!!!

1412 days ago
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