Carice van Houten's stalker on trial
A man is on trial in Amsterdam for stalking Dutch actress Carice van Houten. The 42-year-old sent 800 e-mails to the actress’ manager. The actress filed charges against the man in October after receiving long sexually explicit e-mails in which the man says he wants children with her and that he loves children.
The man even came to her house, where she recognised him on security cameras from the pictures he sent by email. Her manager says he found her in “total shock” after she called the police.
The man denies stalking the actress. During the hearing, he regularly interrupted the judge and seemed disturbed. Experts say the man is unsound of mind and recommend he undergoes psychiatric treatment.
Ms Van Houten is well-known for her roles in Black Book, Er komt een vrouw bij de dokter A woman visited the doctor, Alles is Liefde Everything is love and Black Butterflies. She has won several acting awards.
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