Uma Thurman's Stalker Jailed For Allegedly Calling Her Home
By Julie Shapiro
MANHATTAN — A man previously convicted of stalking Uma Thurman returned to Manhattan Criminal Court Friday on new charges that he violated an order of protection she had against him.
Jack Jordan, 39, was arraigned Friday on charges of criminal contempt, stalking and aggravated harassment for allegedly making "numerous" phone calls to the 40-year-old actress’s home on the evenings of Oct. 29 and 30, said Michelle Kaminsky, an assistant district attorney in Brooklyn.
Jordan pleaded not guilty to the charges in court on Friday but admitted to the NYPD’s 6th Precinct in a Nov. 2 phone call that he tried to contact Thurman after getting drunk, which he said was a mistake, according to court records.
During one of the phone calls, Jordan allegedly threatened a houseguest at Thurman’s home, Kaminsky said.
"The defendant got very agitated and asked the houseguest to step outside," Kaminsky said.
Jordan lives in Maryland but may have been in New York at the time of that phone call, Kaminsky said. She is waiting on phone records to confirm Jordan’s location.
Jordan, a diagnosed schizophrenic, was sentenced to three years' probation in 2008 after being convicted of stalking Thurman through phone calls and letters and in person. He was banned from having any contact with her.
In court on Friday, Jordan signed his name on a new order of protection.
Manhattan Supreme Court Judge Gregory Carro ordered medical attention for Jordan but would not grant Jordan’s request for protective custody.
Paul Feinman, Jordan’s defense lawyer, said Jordan was afraid of returning to Rikers Island because the last time he was there two years ago, prisoners "threatened him repeatedly."
Carro, though, said he could not grant Jordan extra protections unless he was threatened by a specific person during this lockup.
Jordan is being held without bail and will next appear in court Dec. 22.
The Brooklyn DA is trying the case, even though it is being heard in Manhattan, because Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance Jr. previously worked with Thurman on an unrelated matter.