Alleged Uma Thurman Stalker: Police Duped Me
First Published: April 25, 2008 12:17 PM EDT Credit: AP
NEW YORK, N.Y. -- A man accused of stalking Uma Thurman wants statements he made to police kept out of his upcoming trial, claiming officers made bogus promises to him.
Jack Jordan, 37, is accused of trying to get into Thurman’s trailer on a Manhattan movie set, appearing at her downtown Manhattan house, and sending the actress and her relatives numerous e-mails.
Manhattan state Supreme Court Justice Gregory Carro said a pretrial hearing was likely to conclude Friday, and he will decide whether Jordan’s statements to police can be used as evidence.
Detective Edward Yzaguirre testified Thursday that Jordan told him he saw Thurman on a movie theater screen, their eyes met and he knew they had a connection and their relationship was meant to be.
He also said “no promises were made” to Jordan, who is facing trial on two misdemeanor counts.
Jordan, who said he lives in Maryland’s Montgomery County, was arrested in October 2007 on charges of stalking Thurman for two years. He has been free on $10,000 bail.
He testified at Thursday’s hearing that police falsely told him he could go home as soon as he answered questions about trying to contact Thurman.
His lawyer, George Vomvolakis, said in January that he hoped to avoid a trial and work out a plea deal in which Jordan, a former mental patient, would enter a psychiatric program.
Thurman, 37, is expected to testify next week. Her screen credits include “Pulp Fiction,” “The Producers” and the “Kill Bill” movies.
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