The Stalking Of Celebrities

Stalking remains Hollywood's recurrent celebrity nightmare.1 Never
before have we been able to know as much about a star as we do about a
close pal. Thanks to publications and TV shows that cater to the public
appetite for celebrity news, there's little privacy for stars. We learn
the minor details of their lives--from an early schooling, to first kiss,
last divorce, drug problems, hopes and fears.2
Celebrities on their own property are not safe from high-powered
lenses, Dietz said, the founder of TAG (Threat Assessment Group), nor are
they protected by the law when surrounded in public by taunting and
obscenity-shouting paparazzi.3
I will discuss what celebrity stalking is, why we ...

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celebrities is not done by your average autograph
hound.7 The stalking behavior due to delusional disorders affects 3 out of
every 10,000 people and only 1%-2% of all mental patients,” Dietz says. “
But it is increasing as our culture promotes celebrities as the religion of
the day.”8
“The knowing of the habits and secrets of celebrities has become a
national obsession,” says James Swanson, a lawyer and author.9
There is roughly a dozen types of stalkers. Obsessive love
motivates most celebrity stalkers, followed by erotomania--a person
believing that he or she is loved by someone famous.
Can't celebrities just put in a security system, hire a few body
guards, have their fan mail checked and relax?10
It's not that simple. “There's a lot of terrorism involved in
stalking that is life-altering,” Lane says. “Once you live in fear, you
lose trust in people and become more isolated. It hangs with you for the
rest of your life. That's a very high price to pay for ...

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