Thurman Stalker Rejects Plea Deal
A man accused of stalking Kill Bill star Uma Thurman has rejected a plea deal to check into a mental health facility after protesting his innocence over charges of coercion. Jack Jordan is facing charges of harassment and felony coercion - which stems from an incident in which he allegedly told Thurman he would kill himself if he saw her with another man. The 35-year-old, who last month (Nov07) pleaded not guilty to the charges at Manhattan's Supreme Court in New York, turned down the prosecution's offer of enrolment in a mental health programme on Wednesday (05Dec07) - a deal which would have seen him serve a minimum of one year in an institution. His felony charge would then have been reduced to a misdemeanour upon completion of the programme. But Jordan now faces up to four years in prison if convicted. He is currently free on $10,000 (GBP5,000) bail.