Duff saved from stalker
13:30 06 November 2006
Hilary Duff was saved yesterday (05.11.06) from an alleged stalker who had planned to kill her.
The 'Cheaper by the Dozen' actress took out a restraining order last month against Maksim Miakovsky who was arrested on Friday (03.11.06) after he revealed he planned to kill the teen star at a public event she was due to attend.
It was reported that a private investigator from Sunset Protective Services contacted Miakovsky at the Residence Inn motel last Friday where the 18-year-old Russian immigrant stated his intention of killing Duff two days later (05.11.06).
Miakovsky was arrested at the motel and is currently being held on $200,000 bail at the Manhattan Beach jail after being charged with making criminal threats and stalking.
Duff, 19, and her boyfriend, Joel Madden, took out the restraining order because they feared Miakovsky planned to kill them.
Legal papers filed by Duff alleged that Miakovsky had, "stated his intention of 'removing' his 'enemies' (i.e. those who prevent him from being with Duff), stated his intention of purchasing a weapon and threatened to kill himself and to engage in dramatic actions to get her attention."
It was also alleged in legal documents that Miakovsky came to the US, "for the sole purpose of meeting and becoming romantically involved with Ms. Duff.".
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