Colin Farrell: I Fear for My Family
The woman who confronted him on The Tonight Show claims, "I am not a stalker"
Dessarae Bradford, the woman who confronted Colin Farrell Thursday on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, announced Monday that she has filed a lawsuit against the actor.
This suit – for $10 million – is the third brought against Farrell by Bradford, who in November 2004 and July 2005 accused the actor of sexually harassing her. Both suits were dismissed.
At a press conference in downtown Los Angeles, Bradford defended her presence on The Tonight Show, saying her intention was to serve Farrell with a subpoena. She took umbrage at the actor referring to her as a “stalker,” part of the basis of her slander complaint.
Bradford passed out copies of her self-published book, Colin Farrell: A Dark Twisted Puppy, to the 10 journalists present, and said, “Colin has hurt me so deeply, and I’m here to disparage the rumors and lies. I am not a stalker, and he’s machete-chopped my name (in public).”
On Friday, Farrell filed for, and was granted, a temporary restraining order against Bradford. She must stay 150 yards away from him and have no contact with him.
“I am concerned for the safety of my family,” Farrell states in the legal documents, “given Ms. Bradford’s ongoing course of conduct and escalating unwanted personal contact.”
Farrell writes that Bradford “accosted” him Thursday by “throwing books into my lap.” The actor also listed his ex-girlfriend Kim Bordenave and their son, James, 2, as needing protection from Bradford, who lives in Los Angeles.
A New Jersey native, Bradford, 31, is a former phone-sex operator and model. In the past, she has claimed Farrell called and text messaged her repeatedly between September 2004 and March 2005.
Bradford, who once announced on her Web site, “I am waging war on Colin Farrell,” has recorded a song titled “Colin Farrell is my Bitch.”
The temporary restraining order is in effect until Aug. 16, at which time a court hearing is set to allow Bradford to respond to Farrell’s grievances.