In yet another case that proves just about anybody can become the target of someone’s psychopathic obsession, Tyler Perry’s alleged stalker, Dawne Wilson, was arrested outside his Atlanta studio on Wednesday and is currently being held without bond.
Perry had taken out a restraining order on the woman who has continually showed up uninvited at his home and businesses and has exhibited “obsessive behavior” over the past year that included contacting him several hundred times a day and sending him gifts.
Writing on his online blog, he says, “I’m trying to be careful how I say this without inciting this person, but I have a stalker. This person sends several hundred emails a day to my office and has planned our wedding and bought rings and such. She has showed up at my house several times.
“What’s crazy is I’ve never met this woman, nor have I even responded to her emails. I’ve had to increase the guards at my house as well as travel with bodyguards and I hate that. I hate to have big guys following me around.”
When she showed up outside his studio on Wednesday, she was arrested for being in violation of the restraining order and charged with aggravated stalking.
I’m going to have to buy a book that psycho-analyzes the inner workings of stalkers and attempts to explain why and how they choose their victims. I am continually surprised by the odd celebrities who engender such psychopathic levels of obsession.