Jennifer Garner Granted Restraining Order

Jennifer Garner, who is pregnant with her second child, has obtained a court order protecting herself from a man she believes is endangering her family.

According to Jennifer, the man, Steven Burky, “has been stalking and harassing me,” sending “packages and letters containing delusional and paranoid thoughts and following me around the country …”

Burky has been harassing her since 2002, but in the last year “his obsessive and harassing behavior has escalated to the point of becoming dangerous and threatening.” He has even shown up at her home and said, “God has sent him a vision of her [Garner] being persecuted in some manner that may result in her death.”

In the declaration, Jennifer also says, “I am currently pregnant and fear for the safety of my second child once born.”

A judge issued a temporary restraining order earlier this month, and there is a hearing tomorrow to make the order permanent. Burky is currently under a 5150 psychiatric hold.

Jennifer and husband Ben Affleck are also parents to Violet, 3 next month.

Photo: Flynet

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  • RW

    I used to wonder why I never see Violet walking in pictures and now I TOTALLY understand why. I pray this family stays safe.

  • gia

    there are always going to be crazies out there…i hope that he gets the help he needs…the celebs have body guards & protection…they are fine for the most part, except for the mental stress of it all which must really suck.

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    Violet’s shoes are SOOO cute in that picture though!

    They’re Eleven’s, the sister company of See Kai Run.


  • Jeannie

    This is very scary and I’m sorry that Jennifer has had to deal with it for so long. It goes to show you that no matter how happy and carefree celebrities look in the pictures, they’ve got worries and problems, and tremendous fears, like the rest of us.

    I hope it quiets those who think she has a bodyguard just for show. She really needs one.

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