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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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31.

dd    

Well he asked for help and was turned down....SOOOO GET A GUN AND HANDLE HER!!! (if she starts up again)

1351 days ago
32.

TMZgossip    

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.

Posted at 5:08 PM on Nov 19, 2010 by ooppoddoo
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fire on your bifocals and read again

stalking started in 2001 (9 years ago)
has been arrested 5 times since
declared incompetent in 2009

1351 days ago
33.

growup    

This makes ZERO sense. What is this woman losing in the way of rights if the judge simply errs on the side of caution (and history) and issues a restraining order? The only thing I see is that she loses the right to get near him. The judge is making a huge mistake.

1351 days ago
34.

Cindy    

"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?"


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read the article again....it says ".....driving in L.A."

1351 days ago
35.

Dan da man    

WHY ISN'T TMZ REPORTING ON THE MURDER OF Beverly Hills Publicist Ronni Chasen?....NOT ONE STORY...SOMETHING DOESN'T SMELL RIGHT!!!!

1351 days ago
36.

dd    

He's not driving he's parked..is it a crime to talk while parked? and he looks cute in his glasses..thank u! NO HANDS ON THE STEERING WHEEL!

1351 days ago
37.

TMZgossip    

He's not driving he's parked..is it a crime to talk while parked? and he looks cute in his glasses..thank u! NO HANDS ON THE STEERING WHEEL!

Posted at 5:33 PM on Nov 19, 2010 by dd
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so his right hand cant be on the bottom of the steering wheel?

CMTFU

1351 days ago
38.

SoThere    

I'd ask for a new judge and a new hearing. He must be out of
his mind to not grant another order.
Oh yes, let's wait til she tries to kill you Jeff then we'll
do something about it! STUPID!

1351 days ago
39.

Pat    

What about this puss*y driving around talking a cell phone? He's a millionaire, he can afford protection and security systems.

1351 days ago
40.

kris    

she may come after him for using his cell while driving!!

1351 days ago
41.

Cindy    

The crazies HAVE MORE RIGHTS then the sane; Two blocks from my house a nut has threatened to kill neighbors on both sides of his house and terrorize a family across his street (he tried to give a mother of two young kids his favorite video about a serial killer), he was arrested and put on a 24 hour hold, and then RELEASED AND PUT BACK in his house!!! Everyone on that block is scared, but until he kills them, he's got more rights...well, they have the right to be terrorized, and he has the right to terrorize them...crazy world.

1351 days ago
42.

dd    

@TMZgosssip look through the back window there are others parked behind him smart ass!~!!

1351 days ago
43.

Dana    

Poor fellow. Seems like courts everywhere are all about protecting the criminals, not the victims. It's not just a California thing..I'm in Alabama and it is the same here. A restraining order is not a cure-all, unfortunately. Some idiots don't care if they go to jail, or the asylum, they are just going to do whatever they want and to hell with laws, rules, whatever. It's a mad world.

1351 days ago
44.

tim    


Judge: ****ing moron

1351 days ago
45.

Woot    

Oh sure. Wait until he's dead before you seek to "restrain" her. What a joke. And it has nothing to do with it being in CA, by the way.

1351 days ago
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