Colin Farrell doesn't want to see a repeat of his latest Tonight Show appearance.
The Miami Vice star requested a restraining order Friday against the woman who unexpectedly joined him and Jay Leno onstage while they taped an interview for Thursday's show.
Dessarae Bradford, who unsuccessfully sued Farrell for $5,000 last year for allegedly bombarding her with unwanted communiqués, managed to say something that no one else could catch to Farrell before he took her by the elbow and escorted her toward waiting security. By request of NBC, she wasn't arrested but was warned that if she returned to the site she'd be nabbed for trespassing.
Before making her grand exit, Bradford also left a copy of her self-published tell-all, Colin Farrell: A Dark Twisted Puppy, on Leno's desk. Which could make a nice companion piece to My S/M Romp with Alec Baldwin, another of Bradford's past literary efforts. Like Farrell, Baldwin denied ever meeting the 31-year-old woman. (Her Blessed Adventure Publications Website is no longer up and running.)
"I am concerned that her harassing behavior has escalated and may pose an immediate threat to my wellbeing and the wellbeing of my family," Farrell's complaint stated. The 30-year-old actor also asked that Bradford stay away from his two-year-old son, James, and the boy's mother, model Kim Bordenave.
"Ms. Bradford filed numerous harassing lawsuits against me and left threatening voicemails for my attorney," Farrell said. "She also accosted me at The Tonight Show July 20, 2006, throwing books into my lap."
At least plenty of people saw something or other happen--Farrell has named Leno, NBC security personnel and the live studio audience as witnesses, according to court documents.
"He sat back down and said, 'My first stalker,' and Jay Leno said, 'Welcome to celebrity,' " an audience member told the Associated Press after the incident.
Farrell isn't exactly a newbie when it comes to the perils of fame. In April he finally put the legal brouhaha over an old sex tape to bed (so to speak), reaching an amicable settlement with the ex-girlfriend he had made the home movie with three years ago.
Farrell's next movie, meanwhile, will get much wider release--Miami Vice opens in theaters across North America July 28.