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Zeta-Jones Tells Off Stalker ["slice me up 'like Manson did to Sharon Tate."]
E! Online via Yahoo! News ^ | July 8, 2005 | Joal Ryan

Posted on 07/09/2005 3:38:35 PM PDT by Brilliant

Catherine Zeta-Jones' stalker is neither famous nor infamous, the Oscar-winning star hissed Friday.

"You are just a criminal."

Zeta-Jones' comments were read aloud at the Los Angeles sentencing of Dawnette Knight.

The 33-year-old Beverly Hills woman pleaded no contest Feb. 25 to stalking Zeta-Jones and threatening to cut the actress' throat, shoot her in the head and "slice her up like meat on a bone and feed her to the dogs"--allegedly all in the name of what was termed a "girlish crush" on Zeta-Jones' husband, fellow actor Michael Douglas.

Knight was hit with a three-year prison sentence, $200 restitution fine and ordered to abide by a restraining order that calls for her to stay away from Zeta-Jones for 10 years, Jane Robison of the L.A. County District Attorney's Office said.

Held without bail since her June 3, 2004, arrest, Knight will receive credit for time served and good behavior. All told, the woman probably will serve less than one year behind bars, Robison said.

Zeta-Jones, who testified at last summer's preliminary hearing, was not in court Friday, but the Chicago star still made her antipathy heard. According to reports, prosecutor Debra Archuleta read from a letter by Zeta-Jones--a letter that both addressed the court and the stalker.

"This person," Zeta-Jones wrote of Knight, "was very articulate in how she was going to kill me...She was going to 'blow my brains out like JFK.' She was going to cut my throat the way 'O.J. did to Nicole Simpson.' She was going to slice me up 'like [Charles] Manson did to Sharon Tate.' "

Zeta-Jones' statement referenced letters she said Knight mailed to her and her family, including the one where Knight purportedly threatened to "slice her up like meat."

To Knight, Zeta-Jones had choice words, one of which was "evil."

"You have profoundly affected me in how I conduct my life," the Zeta-Jones statement said. "Your actions will be with me the rest of my life--how I will be constantly observing, looking over my shoulder."

For her part, the wire service reported, Knight said she hoped Zeta-Jones--"the victim"--would someday forgive her. "I am sorry," she said.

Knight, who attempted suicide in her jail cell a month after her arrest, was found competent to stand trial in September 2004.

Last seen onscreen in Ocean's Twelve--a production Knight allegedly tried to crash--Zeta-Jones will be back in theaters with The Legend of Zorro, opening Oct. 28.


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: crime; douglas; hollywood; zetajones
Another article says that this woman could be out in 7 months. If I were the judge, I would have given her the max. But it's only fair that liberal Hollywood should suffer from the sins of the liberal judiciary.
1 posted on 07/09/2005 3:38:36 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Brilliant

There are rules for threads such as this you know!


2 posted on 07/09/2005 3:39:20 PM PDT by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: wagglebee

I'm sorry... They did not have a photo, but I'm sure it will be forthcoming shortly.


3 posted on 07/09/2005 3:40:15 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Brilliant
"Get more some."
4 posted on 07/09/2005 3:40:33 PM PDT by RichInOC (Catherine Zeta-Jones makes my T-Mobile.)
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To: RichInOC
This stalker needs a real life... I mean how low can a person be to stalk Catherine Zeta Jones???? Oy.
5 posted on 07/09/2005 3:41:27 PM PDT by CollegeRepublicanNU (Here comes the story of the Hurricane..........)
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To: Brilliant

Maureen?


6 posted on 07/09/2005 3:41:32 PM PDT by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: Brilliant

Here's a link, get on it! :)
http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images?p=catherine+zeta+jones&sm=Yahoo%21+Search&fr=FP-tab-img-t&toggle=1&cop=&ei=UTF-8


7 posted on 07/09/2005 3:41:34 PM PDT by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: ncountylee

Good one!!


8 posted on 07/09/2005 3:43:07 PM PDT by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: Brilliant
Ahem... boy the weekend comes and the rules just go out the window.

Owl_Eagle

(If what I just wrote makes you sad or angry,

 it was probably sarcasm)

9 posted on 07/09/2005 3:43:32 PM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: wagglebee

10 posted on 07/09/2005 3:45:05 PM PDT by CollegeRepublicanNU (Here comes the story of the Hurricane..........)
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To: Brilliant
MoDo probably put her up to it!

Mark

11 posted on 07/09/2005 3:45:24 PM PDT by MarkL (It was a shocking cock-up. The mice were furious!)
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To: Brilliant

After I saw the first 15 minutes of "Chicago" (I then promptly fell asleep out of sheer boredom), I was thinking what Knight said she was going to do.


12 posted on 07/09/2005 3:48:28 PM PDT by lilylangtree
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To: Owl_Eagle

Gotta say, Ms Zeta is an Alpha chick!


13 posted on 07/09/2005 3:51:17 PM PDT by Revolting cat! ("In the end, nothing explains anything!")
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To: wagglebee
Miss or Mrs. Knight.



14 posted on 07/09/2005 3:52:05 PM PDT by William Terrell (Individuals can exist without government but government can't exist without individuals.)
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To: William Terrell

LOL! Not quite what I had in mind though.


15 posted on 07/09/2005 3:54:18 PM PDT by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: Brilliant

Dawnette... is her mom's name Dawn?


16 posted on 07/09/2005 3:59:31 PM PDT by DTogo (U.S. out of the U.N. & U.N out of the U.S.)
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"You have profoundly affected me in how I conduct my life," the Zeta-Jones statement said. "Your actions will be with me the rest of my life--how I will be constantly observing, looking over my shoulder."

You wanna be in the limelight? You want notoriety? You want people to think you're 'hot-sh_t-on-toast'? You crave the celebrity and all the good things that go with it? Well, here's some of the bad stuff too. Balance is everything. Enjoy!

17 posted on 07/09/2005 4:23:29 PM PDT by solitas (So what if I support an OS that has fewer flaws than yours? 'Mystic' dual 500 G4's, OSX.4.1)
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To: Brilliant
["slice me up 'like Manson did to Sharon Tate."]

Manson didn't slice up Sharon Tate. Susan Atkins did.

18 posted on 07/09/2005 4:53:04 PM PDT by South40 (Amnesty for ILLEGALS is a slap in the face to the USBP!)
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To: Brilliant
But it's only fair that liberal Hollywood should suffer from the sins of the liberal judiciary.

Zeta-Jones doesn't seem to be too bad. She keeps her mouth shut about politics and seems to be surprisingly patriotic.

19 posted on 07/09/2005 4:55:04 PM PDT by ahayes
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To: Brilliant

So Zeta is soooooooo upset she couldnt even be bothered to attend


20 posted on 07/09/2005 5:10:50 PM PDT by skaterboy (Me love you long time)
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To: Owl_Eagle

U MADE MY DAY

but my wife is still hotter


21 posted on 07/09/2005 5:12:02 PM PDT by skaterboy (Me love you long time)
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To: CollegeRepublicanNU
This stalker needs a real life... I mean how low can a person be to stalk Catherine Zeta Jones???? Oy.

Or have a "girlish crush" on Michael Douglas!

22 posted on 07/09/2005 6:27:58 PM PDT by Squeako (ACLU: "Only Christians, Boy Scouts and War Memorials are too vile to defend.")
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To: DTogo

I must be psychic (there is big money in that, isn't there?!) I (correctly as it turns out) guessed Dawnette's cultural background as soon as I saw her name. Send your $9.95 fee to...


23 posted on 07/09/2005 6:32:14 PM PDT by Revolting cat! ("In the end, nothing explains anything!")
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To: Owl_Eagle

This one should be used for public service announcements in France.

24 posted on 07/09/2005 6:35:44 PM PDT by Moonman62 (Federal creed: If it moves tax it. If it keeps moving regulate it. If it stops moving subsidize it)
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To: solitas

I wonder how the left would feel about gun control if the conservatives banned private armies and security firms. No more bodyguards and no more security teams.

Fat teddy kennedy wouldn't be surrounded by guards with Uzies if he doesn't want a shopkeeper to have a revolver.


25 posted on 07/09/2005 6:36:27 PM PDT by Shooter 2.5 (Vote a Straight Republican Ballot. Rid the country of dems. NRA)
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To: Squeako
Isn't he like 30 years older than she is??? lol.. I love when SNL parodies them.
26 posted on 07/09/2005 6:37:22 PM PDT by CollegeRepublicanNU (Here comes the story of the Hurricane..........)
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To: Brilliant

Wow in the movie the stalker died......


27 posted on 07/09/2005 6:38:14 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. )
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To: Brilliant

Michael Douglas isn't worth jail imho.


28 posted on 07/09/2005 6:42:27 PM PDT by cyborg (http://mentalmumblings.blogspot.com/)
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To: Brilliant

I would never have let the stalker know she had frightned me or made me change my life because of what she did, NEVER! I am sure I would be frightned but the stalker wouldn't know, I would never give her the satisfaction of knowing.


29 posted on 07/09/2005 6:53:44 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: Ditter

I suspect she was trying to influence the judge. Obviously did not work.


30 posted on 07/10/2005 7:22:39 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Squantos

This stalker will be out in 7 months, having completed her book deal, will now be working on the movie.


31 posted on 07/10/2005 7:23:38 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: CollegeRepublicanNU
I mean how low can a person be to stalk Catherine Zeta Jones

Yeah, the nerve of her, huh? (As I organize my Zeta-Jones pictures and type up a ransom note)

32 posted on 07/10/2005 7:25:17 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: pissant

Oh, pissant....


33 posted on 07/10/2005 7:26:08 AM PDT by Allegra (On the Rocks With Salt, Please...)
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To: Brilliant

She's not going to be ignored.


34 posted on 07/10/2005 7:26:59 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Brilliant
"You have profoundly affected me in how I conduct my life," the Zeta-Jones statement said. "Your actions will be with me the rest of my life--how I will be constantly observing, looking over my shoulder."

Good, Catherine. Now buy a pistol and become a pro-R2KBA, conservative.

35 posted on 07/10/2005 8:02:18 AM PDT by Bear_Slayer (DOC - 81mm Mortars, Wpns Co. 2/3 KMCAS 86-89)
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To: South40
"Manson didn't slice up Sharon Tate. Susan Atkins did."

Forget it, she's on a roll.

36 posted on 07/10/2005 8:06:47 AM PDT by joebuck
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To: Owl_Eagle

NICE!


37 posted on 08/20/2005 10:30:31 AM PDT by beyond the sea ("I was just the spark the universe chose ....." --- Cindy Sheehan)
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To: ahayes

........ and she plays a heck of a game of golf!


38 posted on 08/20/2005 10:31:50 AM PDT by beyond the sea ("I was just the spark the universe chose ....." --- Cindy Sheehan)
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To: William Terrell

Oh yeah, I can see Michael Douglas going for Ms. Knight after Zeta-Jones.

Yeah...


39 posted on 08/20/2005 10:36:11 AM PDT by It's me
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