Kelly McGillis Speaks Out After a Stranger Allegedly Breaks into Her Home and Assaults Her
Laurence Marie Dorn, 38, was charged with assaulting Kelly McGillis
Actress Kelly McGillis, 58, got a very unwelcome surprise on June 17 when she returned to her North Carolina home late in the evening to find a woman and young girl inside.
“Upon entering the house I notice a pair of girls pink sandals and a black larger pair,” McGillis wrote on Facebook. “A stranger, a woman, came barreling down the hallway and began yelling at me. I asked her who she is and why she was in my house and she said ‘you know why you’ve been stalking me in Twitter.’ Not true.”
The Top Gun actress said she keeps guns and ammunition in the house and “started to panic” fearing there could be someone else in the house who had gotten a hold of her firearms.
“I ran out the front door and called 911. She ran out after me and began punching and scratching me trying to grab the phone out of my hand,” McGillis wrote.
After some struggle, the actress left her cell phone behind, ran to her truck and drove off. She managed to flag down another driver who made the 911 call for her.
The Henderson County sheriff’s office charged a 38-year-old woman, Laurence Marie Dorn, with second-degree burglary, misdemeanor larceny, misdemeanor stalking, assault and battery and interfering with emergency communication. She is being held in the Henderson County Jail under a $60,000 bond.
The actress, who is best known for her role as Tom Cruise’s love interest in Top Gun and for her work in Witness, wrote that she was “scratched and bruised” but “very thankful it turned out well.”
McGillis has been outspoken about surviving a brutal rape when she was a young star in 1982.
In her post about the break-in, she thanked fans for their support and asked them to pray for the woman and the girl who was with her. McGillis said she was still shaken from the incident and vowed to take stronger precautions to protect her home.
“I thank you all for your warm thoughts and love. I’m still a bit shook up and struggling with some residual fear. And you can be sure I will be setting the alarm from here on out.”