Ellen Degeneres and her wife Portia di Rossi can rest a little easier now, because a stalker who was arrested on their property last month has been sentenced to probation and has been ordered to stay away from the actresses.
Karen Sjoden was arrested hiding behind a chair on the couple’s two-house compound in Beverly Hills. She pled no contest to misdemeanor trespassing, as she never entered the home. Judge Marsha Revel sentenced her to three years probation, but also ordered that she had to stay away (100 years to be exact) from DeGeneres, di Rossi, and members of their staff, and was not allowed to attempt to contact them or come near the NBC studio where Ellen films her show.
“You can’t email them, have a friend contact them and you can’t have third party contact with them,” the judge told Sjoden.
When she was arrested, Sjoden reportedly also had the names and addresses of other celebrities and a rambling letter that referenced Hilary Clinton on her. A witness that was called at the hearing stated that Sjoden had written a letter to Ellen asking for a job, and “assumed” that she had been hired and now worked for the talk show host.
I don’t know how much I agree with this. This lady obviously is not in a correct state of mind when she committed this crime, and obviously had plans to attempt to contact other celebrities as well. I understand that she did get some form of punishment, and if she violates her probation or commits another crime she will go to jail, but doesn’t the likelihood that she would commit another weird crime seem pretty high?
What do you guys think of Ellen Degeneres’s trespassing stalker getting probation and a restraining order? Do you think she should have received a heavier punishment or does this seem pretty fair? Let us know by leaving us some comment love below, and check out this video from Ellen’s show!