The untold suffering stalking has on a victims life is incalculable . Stalking intrudes on the victim's privacy and evokes a fear of violence. It has a detrimental effect on the victim's psychological state , and entire social well-being . Victims of stalking often severely restrict their lives by changing their routine , curtail all social activities , give up their place of employment ,they can become too scared to leave their home or even fear being at home. They fear for their life and become virtual recluses. Their home, which should be their sanctuary can become their prison
Stalking is not a mental disorder. It is a behaviour. Stalking behaviour occurs as a direct result of psychotic symptoms, usually in the form of paranoia or delusional beliefs. However, not all stalkers suffer from delusions .There's different motives for stalking ,and stalkers suffer from a wide variety of mental disorders, with psychosis often playing a role for stalkers. Diagnoses ranges from personality disorders,psychotic disorders - including schizophrenia, depression and substance misuse,and often a high degree of narcissism - these are all common amongst stalkers.A primary disorder is accompanied by specific personality traits that are linked to the stalking behaviour.
Celebrity stalkers often suffer from Erotomania - a delusional disorder . The stalker becomes fixated on someone , and they develop the delusion that the person loves them.They envision a life together and feel a persistent need and urge to see or contact them. They start to display signs of obsessional behaviour after seeing a celebrity in the media. S/he then engages in a pattern of behaviour in an attempt to make the celebrity aware of his/her existence.The stalker believes that if her/his presence is known to the celebrity , they can have a relationship or even marry them . They believe if they pursue the celebrity long enough and consistently enough it'll make them realize the two of them belong together. This is fed by a delusional system of ideas- delusional thinking. Stalkers who are deranged,and delusional are determined and highly dangerous, and a few have succeeded with their lethal intent - 94% of persistent predator stalking behaviour leads to murder
1) Beyonce Knowles
For two years Bassey Essien, sent threatening letters to Beyoncé Knowles. He claimed she was an imposter and made threats to kill her. He became totally convinced she had killed the "real" Beyonce, and she was really an imposter posing as Beyoncé ,so she could live the pop stars life. Beyonce eventually won an anti-harassment order in the High Court court against Essien - who was prohibited from contacting her and her entourage.
Stalker Bassey Essien
2 ) Justin Timberlake
Justin Timberlake feared for his safety after serial stalker Karen McNeil, appeared at his house on a number of occasions in an aggressive manner. She claimed to be God, and that she and Timberlake were destined to rule the world together. She was convinced that Babylon witches were after her and she feared they were going to cast some black magic spell on her. A judge ordered that she stay away from Timberlake, but she showed up at his house yet again. This time, she turned up in a taxi full of her possessions. He eventually won a three-year restraining order against her .McNeil was taken to a psychiatric facility to deal with her delusional stalker behaviour . She had stalked other celebrities prior to stalking Timberlake
Stalker Karen McNeil
3 ) Justin Bieber
Dana Martin , who is currently serving two consecutive life sentences for raping and murdering a 15-year-old girl put a hit on Justin Bieber. He plotted to castrate and kill Bieber because he was angry that he did not respond to his messages. Martin contacted two of his friends on the outside -Mark Staake and his nephew Tanner Ruane, and asked them to castrate Bieber with garden shears,then kill him. Staake and Ruane, were on their way to castrate and murder Bieber,but fortunately they were pulled over by cops after they took a wrong turn. They were arrested for outstanding warrants by police. Martin said he only ever wanted to cut off the singer's testicles so he could keep them as trophies. All because he loves Bieber. In a statment he said, "What are you trying to get me to say, that I love Justin Bieber and think he's gorgeous? He's a good-looking kid. Would I go to bed with him? Yeah. He's legal, so probably."
Stalker Dana Martin
4 ) Gwyneth Paltrow
Dante Soiu faced two trials for stalking Gwyneth over 17 years. He sent Paltrow hundreds of messages, sex toys, pornography ,unsolicited gifts and relentless letter-writing. During his first trial in 2001 , Soiu was found NOT guilty by reason of insanity ,but was eventually convicted and sent away for three years to a mental health facility.In 2015 , he was re-arrested again because his relentless correspondence with Paltrow started again.He wanted to prove to her that he was now a changed man. He wanted her forgiveness for sending her pornography 17 years ago, and that he didn't bear any ill will towards her over the previous stalking case that led to him being sent to a mental institution. His new messages included marriage proposals,because he wanted his messages to show her his unconditional love and friendship. Soiu stated he wanted to let Paltrow know he was available and willing to marry her if the opportunity arose. Some of the letters were even more disturbing because they referred to her death . One such letter stated ,"You are hopelessly lost. Now you must die. Yourself, must die so that Christ can have pre-eminence"Shockingly, the jury acquitted him of all charges , and said that they did not believe he needed to be hospitalized for mental health issues.
Stalker Dante Soiu
5 ) Madonna
In 1996 Robert Dewey Hoskins, was sentenced to 10-years in prison for stalking and threatening Madonna. She feared for her life after Hoskins broke into her estate several times, and sent her threatening letters. One letter stated "he was either going to marry Madonna or slash her throat from ear to ear".On one occasion Hoskins, climbed the wall around her estate, jumped into her pool and threatened to kill her if she did not marry him. Fortunately , Madonna's personal security guard stopped him in his tracks by shooting and wounding him. After receiving treatment and serving his time , he was once again arrested for another incident - not relating to Madonna,and then sent to another mental hospital. In 2012 , he escaped the mental hospital. This launched a massive manhunt,but this time Cops feared for the safety of actress Halle Berry,because he now had set his sights on the actress ,and made threats on her life. Berry was so fearful for her life that she made plans to flee the U.S. to France .Hoskins was eventually apprehended and taken back into custody,then sent back to the mental facility. Subsequently , Madonna put her home up for sale as she did not want to live there anymore after Hoskins invaded her estate.
Stalker Robert Dewey Hoskins
6 ) Rebecca Schaeffer
For three years Robert Bardo, had stalked American actress Rebecca Schaeffer ,before gunning her down on her own front doorstep. He obtained Schaeffer's home address through a detective agency and wrote her numerous love letters ,and also sent her chilling death threats. In July , 1989, he went to her house full of anger after he saw her starring in a sex scene in the move "Class Struggle in Beverly Hills" - in his eyes, she had lost her innocence. When he visited her at her apartment he told her he was a big fan. So she kindly signed an autograph for him,she went back into her apartment and he left. About an hour later, Bardo came back to her apartment again and when Schaeffer opened the door Bardo fired one round of ammunition, which killed her. A psychiatrist testifying at Bardo's trial conceded that Bardo suffered from schizophrenia and it was his illness that led him to commit the murder. Bardo was found guilty of first degree murder and sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole.
Stalker Robert Bardo Bardo
7 ) Christina Grimmie
Kevin James Loibl became fixated on Christina Grimmie , he watched everything having to do with her. He spent most of his waking hours watching her on YouTube as well as constantly monitoring her social media accounts. He decided he wanted to meet her after he'd grown psychotically attached to her. He bought a ticket for her performance at an Orlano concert. Unbeknownst to everyone at the concert ,Gimme would be performing for the very last time. Loibl watched Gimme sing the final song of her life with two handguns holstered inside the back of his jeans and a hunting knife strapped around his left ankle. After the show, Loibl approached Grimmie as she signed autographs for fans ,he then reached for the guns he had smuggled into the building and gunned down the singer by shooting her twice in the head and chest .Loibl was tackled by Grimmie's brother, but Loibl broke away , and shot himself dead. Grimmie was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center in critical condition with four gunshot wounds,but all efforts to save her life failed and sadly, she was pronounced dead just before 11 p.m.
Stalker Kevin James Loibl
There are two types of stalkers - first is the person who admires you ,and the second person is the one hates you