Perhaps she was hoping for a private tutoring session.
Jeff Goldblum obtained a restraining order Wednesday against a woman he met at the acting school where he teaches, who he claims has shown up at his house more than 50 times in recent months.
"I do not personally know and am not personally acquainted with Linda Ransom," the actor stated in court documents filed in Los Angeles Superior Court. "Yet, she has shown up unannounced and uninvited at my home 20 times within the past month and over 50 times within the past three months.
"She has also sent harassing and threatening letters, stalked me at various locations [including while he was performing with his jazz band, the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra], physically attacked my employee and accosted me."
The lengthy court order included two signed affidavits by security personnel who attested to Ransom's so-called threatening behavior.
Matthew Slatoff, whose company set up 24-hour video surveillance for Goldblum, said that he was alerted to the security threat posed by Ransom in April 2001. According to the investigator's statement, she found out where The Fly star lived by following him home one night from Playhouse West, where he teaches an acting class.
Per Slatoff's affidavit, Ransom was arrested on June 30, 2001, after attacking John Mastro, one of Goldblum's employees, on the premises. He later learned that Ransom was charged with an "unlawful act committed by a revenue officer" and was ordered to undergo mental health treatment, during which she continued to send correspondence to Goldblum, Slatoff said.
Security worker Jorge Avito Rodriguez stated that the 44-year-old woman approached Goldblum's Studio City residence on Oct. 4, 2006, claiming to be "a special agent who works for the government." According to Rodriguez, when he informed Ransom that she was trespassing, she reached into her purse and refused to let go of her belongings, requiring Rodriguez to grab her wrists and restrain her.
Slatoff also concurred on the whole 50-visits-in-three-months accusation, saying it's all on videotape and that, on at lease seven of those occasions, Ransom parked her car diagonally across the driveway, blocking Goldblum's way off the premises.
L.A. Superior Court Judge Richard Rico ordered Ransom, who appeared in court Wednesday, to stay at least 100 yards away from the 54-year-old thespian.
Ransom, however, said in a statement included in the court order that she was just an aspiring writer seeking a really famous teacher's assistance with her screenplay, and that one time she unknowingly followed Goldblum to what turned out to be his residence. Not even remembering where that was, Ransom said, the next time she tried to contact him, she used public records to find his address.
Everyone can be close to Goldblum, however, when his new Medium-meets-CSI drama, Raines, in which he stars as a homicide detective capable of communing with the dead, premieres next month on NBC.