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Ellen DeGeneres

Trespasser Pleads

No Contest

3/14/2011 5:16 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The woman arrested last month outside the home of Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi pled no contest today to a charge of misdemeanor trespassing.

Ellen DeGeneres
Karen Grace Sjoden was sentenced to three years probation and ordered to stay away from the home ... as well as Ellen, Portia, and one of Ellen's employees.

Sjoden was given credit for the 49 days she already served in jail.


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RoRo Walton    

Love Ellen. She's dedicated to making the world a better place for people and animals. Why do so many people have bad things to say?

1282 days ago


So, the woman has already spent a month and a half in jail before she even went to court and then got three years probation on top of that just for trespassing. Meanwhile, Shawn Holley manages to keep Lindsay out of jail before all her court dates no matter what she does. Just goes to show how it pays to be a celebrity and have a high-profile lawyer to manipulate the court system for you so you don't get the same punishment anyone else would. The judge in Lindsay's case is especially ridiculous, he keeps talking about getting tough with her and throwing her in jail, and then he chickens out on his threats. Why are judges so afraid to punish celebrities but they don't mind throwing the book at ordinary citizens?

As for Ellen... was it really necessary to have a woman ARRESTED and sent to JAIL just for daring to set foot on your property? You wanted the fame and attention, you got it, and now you're whining that your fans actually want to see you? It's not as if your own security couldn't have handled her and escorted her off your property. There's nothing in the article to suggest that the woman was a stalker, that this was a repeated occurrence, or that she was wielding a weapon, so again I ask was this REALLY necessary? Get over yourself, Ellen, and be glad that ANYONE would want to see you, because I sure as hell don't!

This entire situation could have been dealt with in SO many other ways than it was. Shame on Ellen for being such a snob and having no mercy on a woman who did absolutely NOTHING to her.

1281 days ago

Thunder Flash    

That's not Ellen DeGeneres.

It either Leigh or Leslie Keno, the appraisers of Antiques Roadshow.

1281 days ago


hahaha That's a HORRIBLE picture of Ellen. You people with the anti-gay comments creep me out. It was probably a girl Ann Heche sent. The Liegh and Leslie Keno comparison cracks me up.

1281 days ago
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