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Indian Women Post Night Pics After 'Regressive' Remarks

The #AintNoCinderella hashtag means they'll stay out as late as they like

(Newser) - If you want to help Indian women stay safe, one overture that won't be embraced is giving them a curfew. That's what one politician has discovered after his remarks following what one woman says was her near-kidnapping. Per the BBC , DJ Varnika Kundu was driving home Friday night... More »

Report: Alleged Stalker Asks Malia Obama to Marry Him

Secret Service agents believe the man has psychiatric issues

(Newser) - A 30-year-old man is facing possible charges for allegedly stalking and harassing Malia Obama, the New York Daily News reports. According to NBC New York , Jair Cardoso showed up at the New York City building where the 18-year-old daughter of the former president is interning three days in a row,... More »

Teen Murdered After Being Fined for Wasting Police Time

Ex she accused of stalking now on trial for murder

(Newser) - A British teenager accused of wasting police time with a complaint about her ex-boyfriend was murdered by the same man less than six months later, prosecutors say. Shana Grice, 19, was found dead with her throat cut in her Brighton home in August last year, the Independent reports. In March,... More »

She Was Getting Alarm to Keep Him Out. He Was Already In

Tony Joe Gunter faces charges after he was shot in the foot

(Newser) - A Tennessee woman had a restraining order against her ex-boyfriend and had changed her locks twice. She says neither kept Tony Joe Gunter away and so she opted to have a security system installed. Authorities say the woman left her home in Goodlettsville briefly on Tuesday to visit a neighbor... More »

Study: Rom-Coms Make Women Think Stalking Is Normal

And that can be dangerous for them in real life

(Newser) - A recent study shows romantic comedies could have an even more insidious effect on society than continuing to give Katherine Heigl work. The Guardian —citing a study published last year in Communication Research—reports rom-coms portraying obsessive behavior as romantic can make women more likely to tolerate stalkerish behavior... More »

Woman Sentenced for Plaguing Buyers of Her Dream Home

Kathy Rowe says she was 'devastated, heartbroken'

(Newser) - "When I walked in, it felt like my house ... it's almost like, you know, you hear bluebirds sing and music play." That's what San Diego woman Kathy Rowe, 53, says about the Carmel Valley home she bid on in 2011. Despite the fairy-tale beginning, however, this... More »

'Pregnant Man' Charged With Stalking Wife

Thomas Beatie accused of putting GPS device on car

(Newser) - The life of Thomas Beatie has taken another strange turn: He was arrested late last week and charged with stalking his estranged wife, using a GPS device attached to her car, KPHO reports. Cops say the device was found when an Arizona Department of Public Safety officer helped the transgender... More »

5 Stars Who've Been Stalked

In a particularly scary way

(Newser) - One downside of being a celebrity: You're often a target for stalkers, and Gossip Girl rounds up 10 of the scariest:
  • While Kim Kardashian was staying with mom Kris Jenner, along with Kanye West and daughter North, a 21-year-old man claiming to be Kim's boyfriend was caught loitering
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Man Allegedly Cooked Ex's Dog, Served It to Her as Meal

He is arrested on animal cruelty charges

(Newser) - In one of the more demented breakup stories in a while, a man in Redding, Calif., is accused of killing, cooking, and serving his ex-girlfriend's dog to her and then telling her about it after the fact, reports the Sacramento Bee . Ryan Eddy Watenpaugh denies cooking the dog but... More »

Army Anti-Harassment Honcho Busted for Stalking

Darin Haas led program at Fort Campbell

(Newser) - And Lt. Col. Darin Haas makes three . Haas ran a program to fight sex harassment at Fort Campbell in Kentucky—until he was arrested in a domestic dispute. Haas, who turned himself in in Tennessee, faces charges of stalking and violating an order of protection, the AP reports. He's... More »

Voice of Charlie Brown Sentenced in Stalking Case

Judge: 'Don't be a blockhead'

(Newser) - Good grief: Charlie Brown is going to rehab. Peter Robbins, the original voice for the character, was sentenced to a year in jail yesterday after he was found guilty of threatening his ex and stalking her plastic surgeon, the AP reports. But he'll be allowed to do his time... More »

Ex Says Tennis Great Capriati Punched Him

She calls his account 'exaggerated,' says she'll be vindicated

(Newser) - Jennifer Capriati is facing down allegations that she stalked and harassed an ex-boyfriend, culminating in a Valentine's Day showdown in which he alleges that the 36-year-old tennis great tracked him down in a Palm Beach gym, "started screaming" at him, then punched him "with a closed fist... More »

Voice of Charlie Brown Upset by Ex's Boob Job

Peter Robbins accused of stalking, threatening ex and plastic surgeon

(Newser) - More details are trickling out on why, exactly, the "voice of Charlie Brown" was arrested Sunday : Peter Robbins was, allegedly, quite unhappy that he paid for a breast enhancement for a girlfriend ... and then the relationship didn't last. The 56-year-old is accused of stalking and threatening both the... More »

Voice of Charlie Brown Gets Arrested

Peter Robbins busted for alleged stalking, threats

(Newser) - As if the "voice of Elmo" scandal wasn't enough to wreck our childhood memories, now the voice of Charlie Brown has been arrested. Peter Robbins, who voiced the popular animated character as a child, was busted in San Diego Sunday night and will be arraigned today on one... More »

Alec Baldwin and 7 Other Stalked Celebs

Genevieve Sabourin arrested at actor's home

(Newser) - Alec Baldwin met Canadian actress Genevieve Sabourin back in 2002 while filming The Adventures of Pluto Nash, on which she was working as a publicist, and apparently he made such an impression on her that she's been stalking him ever since. Sabourin, 40, was arrested yesterday at Baldwin's... More »

Arizona Bill Outlaws Being Annoying Online

Critics say anti-trolling bill violates the First Amendment

(Newser) - Arizona is hunting trolls. The state's House and Senate have passed a bill that would make it illegal to post messages online "with the intent to terrify, intimidate, threaten, harass, annoy, or offend," HLN reports. The bill is descended from old phone laws targeting prank callers and... More »

Woman Called Ex 1,001 Times in 3 Months: Cops

And rammed his car, broke his window ... with a sword

(Newser) - Talk about the break-up from hell: After leather artist Peter Main, 62, parted ways with Toni Jo Silvey, 49, in 2009, she allegedly broke two of his windows with a tire iron and a third with a sword, rammed his parked car with hers and sent it through the garage... More »

Walken Lookalike Stalking NJ College Students

Schizophrenic banned from state campuses

(Newser) - A mentally ill man with an uncanny resemblance to actor Christopher Walken has been hospitalized after stalking students at several colleges. Tony Kadyhrob, 68, was arrested and released on bail after trying to pull a Rider College student into his car last week, reports the New York Daily News . A... More »

Text Message Frame-Up Lands Woman in Jail

'Victim' blames ex for threats, gets 1-year sentence

(Newser) - It turns out, you can go to jail for threatening yourself—just call the cops and try to pin it on your ex-boyfriend and his sister-in-law. Jeanne Manunga, a 25-year-old California woman, has been sentenced to a year in jail for sending herself threatening text messages from a prepaid cell... More »

Erin Andrews Had 'Meltdown' After Sentencing

ESPN reporter 'angry' over length of sentence

(Newser) - Erin Andrews’ peephole stalker is headed to prison, but the ESPN reporter is still mad, and doesn’t think his 30-month sentence is long enough. “I had a pretty big comedown, a meltdown last night, I think, after I got back from the courtroom,” she told Good Morning ... More »

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