More information has come to light regarding the Colin Farrell stalking saga. E! Online reports that the woman, who has published a tell-all book about the 30-year-old Irish actor, dropped off a copy of the text on Jay Leno's desk while the talk show host was interviewing Farrell. The actor didn't appreciate it, and joked to Leno that he had just met his first stalker.
Farrell obtained a restraining order against Dessarae Bradford the next day, and Bradford countered by denying allegations she's a crazy stalker and by filing a $10M lawsuit.
"I am telling the truth," Bradford said on her website, her comments directed at the media. "Colin and his handlers are lying... If you all don't start checking more thoroughly what Colin's people are saying you will be unknowingly, yet viciously lying to your viewers, readers and listeners, not to mention destroying my name, and my life."
As for who is doing the stalking here, well, that's anyone's guess at this point. Bradford sued Farrell in December 2004 and again in July 2005 in Los Angeles Superior Court, alleging he stalked her with phone calls and lewd text messages. When her initial claims proved too small for small-claims court, the 31-year-old woman filed the $10 million suit in U.S. District Court.
A federal judge has since ordered her to produce clear evidence why this suit shouldn't be tossed out as well. Bradford said that no one has seen footage of last week's Tonight Show incident because Farrell gave her a much warmer reception than reports have suggested.
"Security never came over to us and Mr. Leno never moved from his seat nor summons [sic] his security because Colin was talking to me comfortably with his whole arm draped around me extremely close," Bradford said. "He chatted with me as I tried to explain my presence at the show, until he realized people took notice of us talking closely. He then whispered softly for security after he and I were still debating about settling this court matter before going to court."
Bradford, whose book on Farrell is entitled Colin Farrell: A Sick, Twisted Puppy, also penned My S/M Romp with Alec Baldwin back in the day. Wonder what that's about. She told E! outside the L.A. courthouse Monday that NBC security "parted like the Red Sea" as she walked toward the stage. She also denied reports that used to be a phone sex operator, saying that she is only an author.
"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]." The aspiring auteur also passed out copies of her book," Bradford said.
Farrell joins fellow actor John Cusack in the he-said, she-said game right now. A strange, transient woman whom Cusack obtained a restraining order against last week has filed for a similar court order barring him from approaching her. Just in case.