Thurman Given 'Stalker' Case Court Date
Uma Thurman will stand face-to-face in court with the man accused of stalking her next month (Mar08). A judge at Manhattan's Supreme Court in New York has set a tentative trial date of 11 March for Jackson Jordan, 36, who is charged with harassment and felony coercion. He is accused of attempting to gain entry to Thurman's trailer on a New York movie shoot, and sending her letters and drawings, including a sketch of the actress digging his grave. Another letter read, "I feel afraid that if I see you out again with anther man, I will want to kill myself." Jordan has turned down the offer of enrolment in a mental health programme - which would have shortened any custodial sentence he is given - because he wanted to see her in court. The defendant's lawyer George Vomvolakis has revealed he intends to argue in court that "he was just a romantic pursuing the woman that he loved". If convicted, Jordan faces a minimum sentence of one year in a mental health institution.