Salma Hayek can breathe a little easier now that her request for a restraining order has been granted.
In court on Friday, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Carol Boas Goodson granted the restraining order to Salma Hayek against two women who were found to be stalking her and who had even made veiled threats to kidnap her seven-year-old daughter, Valentina.
Liana Philippon and Odette Bodagh stand accused of impersonating Salma Hayek, in two cases in particular: once to another celebrity and another time to Salma Hayek’s daughter.
The court filing by Salma Hayek‘s legal team stated, “This case arised out of a bizarre pattern of behavior by two apparently mentally disturbed individuals. Their actions include, among others, concocting ruses to meet Hayek’s family members to obtain Hayek’s contact information, impersonating Hayek to another celebrity, attempting to directly contact Hayek herself, and impersonating Hayek in contacting Hayek’s minor child.”
It continued, “In one communication while posing as Hayek, Philippon made a veiled threat regarding kidnapping and ransoming Hayek’s minor child.”
Oh, but it gets stranger.
According to one of Salma Hayek’s stalkers, she had no idea she was frightening the object of her obsession and actually thought they had a relationship.
In fact, the two women reportedly moved to Los Angeles to be closer to Salma Hayek after Odette Bodagh’s marriage fell apart because of her obsession with Hayek.
During the hearing, Bodagh reportedly begged the judge not to go through with the ruling as it would affect her career.
However, the judge stated, “You have, even by mistake, become a stalker.”
What do you think of this case, which must have been terrifying to Salma Hayek?