Paris Hilton stalker James Rainford arrested again, outside her Malibu home
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Paris Hilton stalker James Rainford was arrested outside the heiress and reality star’s Malibu beach house Monday on suspicion of violating a January court order to stay away from her.
Sheriff’s deputies said they responded to a call about a ‘suspicious person standing on the beach’ outside Hilton’s home. ‘Someone recognized him as being the man who had given her trouble in the past and the cops arrived pretty quickly,’ a beachgoer told the Daily Mail.
The 36-year-old Rainford, who is under a court order to stay 200 yards away from Hilton’s property, was being held Tuesday at the Lost Hills Station in lieu of $20,000 bail.
Rainford had pleaded no contest in January in a trespass case -- he had allegedly bicycled past guards at the entrance to her gated community last October, went to her place and began pounding on her door -- earning three years’ probation and the restraining order.
In April he pleaded to misdemeanor battery on Hilton’s then-boyfriend, Cy Waits, and was sentenced to 227 days in jail, from which he was released early, according to L.A. Now.
That battery incident went down outside Van Nuys Superior Court, where Hilton was headed to testify against Nathan Lee Parada, the knife-wielding man who attempted to break into her Hollywood Hills last August.
Hilton’s Twitter feed over the holiday weekend made it clear she was hanging out in Malibu.
-- Christie D’Zurilla