The rich and famous seem to have it all, but delusional fans can pose a threat. These dangerous obsessions can even turn deadly, as disturbed individuals will stop at nothing to get to their favorite stars.
The following celebrities were harassed, threatened, or had terrifying encounters with their stalkers. Perhaps the most terrifying situation involves one actress’s stalker and the item police found at the scene (page 9).
1. Conan O’Brien
It’s one thing to be stalked; it’s another to be stalked by a priest. Former Late Night host Conan O’Brien received threatening letters from Reverend David Ajemian, for nearly two years. The Roman Catholic priest often ended letters with “your priest stalker” and “remember, Frank Costello once dodged a bullet in your building and so can you.”
Ajemian tried to meet with O’Brien’s parents and get a seat in the Late Night audience. After more letters — “Is this the way you treat your most dangerous fans??? You owe me big time, pal” — and a death threat, the priest was arrested for trying to break onto O’Brien’s TV set.
Consequences: Ajemian pled guilty, receiving a $95 court charge and two-year restraining order. He was let go by the Catholic church in 2008 and was charged with stalking a news anchor, Anthony Everett, in 2010.
Next: Stalkers entered this star’s “matrix.”