Lindsay Lohan’s restraining order against David Cocordan extended
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Lindsay Lohan won a two-year restraining order Wednesday against David Cocordan, who allegedly has peppered her with unwanted attention since 2009. The actress had obtained a temporary restraining order last month in the wake of a May 5 text message that had Lindsay posting on Twitter, ‘im actually scared now.’
Cocordan, 38, had phoned and texted Lohan, 24, more than 100 times and come to her home at least three times, she told the court last month, leaving heart-shaped boxes of chocolates and magazine articles about her with his name written on them. He also had shown up at public appearances she’s made, according to court papers, and believed he was in a romantic relationship with her.
Cocordan had gone to Judge Stephanie Sauter’s courtroom on April 22 and told the clerk that he was Lohan’s fiance and needed to talk to the judge, TMZ reported, resulting in a courthouse request to police that they drive by the judge’s home to make sure she was safe. Sauter was presiding over Lohan’s criminal theft case at the time, and on that day had found her in violation of her probation. Lohan spent nearly five hours in jail before getting out on $75,000 bail shortly after 9 p.m.
Lohan didn’t attend the hearing Wednesday; she is currently under house arrest after pleading no contest on a misdemeanor jewelry-theft charge and getting a 120-day jail sentence. Because of jail overcrowding, she was allowed home detention with an ankle monitor, and began her 35 days of house arrest May 26.
After the monitor went off May 31, authorities paid a visit to Lohan’s Venice townhome, L.A. Now reported, only to find the actress at home, reading scripts and posing for a photo shoot on her rooftop deck. The device, which had malfunctioned, was replaced early this month.
Police believe Cocordan may be schizophrenic and off his medication, Lohan told the court in her May filing. Under the terms of the restraining order, he is not allowed within 100 yards of Lilo.
-- Christie D’Zurilla
Reuters contributed to this report.