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Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they aren't out to get you.

Although she agreed with a psychiatrist's report that the 33-year-old woman accused of stalking John Cusack exhibits "delusional" and "paranoid" behavior, a Los Angeles judge ruled Tuesday that Leatherman is fit to stand trial next month.

The judge barred Emily Leatherman, however, from representing herself at trial and appointed an attorney to defend her.

Leatherman, who has been in custody since police nabbed her March 30 near Cusack's Malibu home, didn't take the news too well. She could be heard crying in the courtroom and she frequently tried to talk over the judge.

"I do think you're delusional," Leatherman, who authorities have labeled a transient, told L.A. Superior Court Judge Susan M. Speer at one point, to which the jurist replied, "You calling me names only further proves my point."

"I tried to do the right things over and over and over," Leatherman also said.

And that may have been the problem right there. When she was arrested in March, she was in violation of a restraining order Cusack obtained against her after in July 2006 after she repeatedly tried to contact him. One of her methods was throwing a bag full letters, rocks and screwdrivers over his fence, according to the criminal complaint against her.

Though Leatherman requested that her trial start next week, that sitting in jail is "literally hurting" her, a readiness hearing is still set for Sept. 8, with the trial to kick off the next day.

The defendant has pleaded not guilty to one count of felony stalking and two misdemeanor charges of petty theft and violating a restraining order. She faces a maximum of three years in prison.

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