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Gwyneth Paltrow Granted Restraining Order Against Stalker After Multiple Scares

04/23/2014 09:57 am ET
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Well, this is scary: Gwyneth Paltrow was granted a restraining order last week against a man who manipulated his way into her homes, both in London and in Los Angeles, E! News reports.

According to court documents obtained by E! News, the stalker, Nickolaos Gavrilis, managed to enter the Paltrow's London home in September 2012 by falsely saying he had a business appointment with the actress. He tried doing so again in April 2013, but was denied access.

Then earlier this month, on April 4, Gavrilis tried to enter Paltrow's Los Angeles home. It is unclear whether she and her family were there at the time.

On Friday, April 18, Paltrow, her estranged husband Chris Martin and children Moses and Apple were granted the restraining order, which requires Gavrilis to stay at least 100 yards away from the family.

The filing states that Gavrilis has been "stalking and harassing Petitioner on two continents, has not stopped despite warnings from police, has previously been convicted of harassment by a criminal court and presents an immediate danger that great or irreparable harm would result if an order did not issue immediately." A hearing on whether to make the restraining order permanent is scheduled for May 12.

Paltrow hasn't had an easy time these past few months, notes The Independent. In March, she announced her split from husband of 11 years, Martin. Earlier this week it was revealed that her lifestyle company, Goop.com, is in significant debt.

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