4:25 PM June 30, 2022
The Crown star Claire Foy was at “vital threat” after an alleged stalker residing at a psychological well being facility in Highgate despatched her over 1,000 emails in a month, a courtroom has heard.
Foy, 38, who performed the younger queen within the first two collection of the hit Netflix present, was allegedly bombarded with emails from 39-year-old Jason Penrose in November and December final 12 months.
Penrose, who gave his deal with as Highgate Psychological Well being Centre, allegedly despatched the actress over 1,000 emails between November 2 and mid-December final 12 months.
This – alongside different alleged behaviours, comparable to turning up at Ms Foy’s dwelling and contacting her sister – prompted the Met to use for a full stalking safety order (SPO) to interchange the interim order presently in place.
A listening to supposed to find out that utility came about at Highbury Nook Magistrates’ Courtroom immediately (Thursday, June 30).
Making use of for the order on behalf of the Met, Rosa Bennathan stated: “There have clearly been acts that quantity to stalking, posing a major threat to Ms Foy.”
She stated the order was “essential to guard them”.
Nevertheless, these proceedings had been adjourned till July 22 after Penrose arrived at courtroom unrepresented – accompanied solely by NHS staff.
Moira McFarlane, who later arrived to symbolize him, opted for adjournment, saying: “His psychological well being continues to be underneath query.”
The interim SPO granted in February has been prolonged till July 28.
Additional element has emerged about Penrose’s alleged behaviour in the direction of the actress, who has received a Golden Globe, two Primetime Emmy Awards and two Display Actors Guild Awards.
Ms Bennathan stated that in August and September 2021, Penrose emailed Foy’s agent claiming to be a movie director and producer who needed her to seem in his subsequent movie.
Foy instructed her agent she didn’t know who he was.
Based on courtroom papers, Penrose additionally reportedly despatched specific emails to Foy’s publicist, Emma Jackson, writing about “wanting her to be his girlfriend”.
In a single such electronic mail, he allegedly stated: “I’m sorry I feel Claire(‘s) coverage needs to be not speaking about any private stuff in media and solely artistic enterprise.”
Ms Jackson forwarded the emails to Foy’s agent, who had additionally obtained messages however had blocked the account.
The interim SPO prevents Penrose from contacting Foy or Ms Jackson, in addition to him attending their houses, workplaces or wherever they fairly anticipate they’d be.
Any breach of the order may be prosecuted as a prison offence.
Justice of the Peace Clive Jenkin, instructed him: “If you’re relieved from the psychological well being centre we’d be very involved about your behaviour.”
He warned Penrose to not try to speak with the claimants, to which he replied: “I received’t, I promise you.”
Foy known as the police on December 17 final 12 months “to report that Jason Penrose was outdoors her residence ringing on her doorbell continually”.
Observe: Police can apply on the magistrates’ courtroom for a civil SPO to dam alleged stalkers from contacting or approaching their alleged victims whereas a prison investigation into their behaviour continues.