LOS ANGELES (KRON/AP) — A judge on Friday ordered two women to stay away from actress Salma Hayek, after the Oscar-nominated Hollywood star accused them of impersonating her and making a veiled threat to kidnap her daughter.
On Friday a Los Angeles Superior Court judge granted Hayek’s request for a restraining order against Liana Philippon and Odette Bodagh. Under the order, the women are prohibited from attempting to contact the actress for the next three years.
The order also covers Hayek’s husband and 7-year-old daughter.
During the hearing, Bodagh said that she thought she had a relationship with Hayek but didn’t realize she was scaring the actress until the temporary restraining order was granted. Philippon did not attend the hearing.
“I thought there was a relationship,” Bodagh said. “I was under the impression I was talking to Salma.”
Bodagh tearfully apologized for scaring Hayek.
“I am so sorry I did it,” Bodagh said. She urged the judge to reject entering the order against her, saying it would affect her career.
“You have, even by mistake, become a stalker,” Judge Carol Boas Goodson said.
“This case arised out of a bizarre pattern of behavior by two apparently mentally disturbed individuals,” Hayek’s court filings stated. “Their actions include, among others, concocting ruses to meet Hayek’s family members to obtain Hayek’s contact information, impersonating Hayek to another celebrity, attempting to directly contact Hayek herself, and impersonating Hayek in contacting Hayek’s minor child.
“In one communication while posing as Hayek, Philippon made a veiled threat regarding kidnapping and ransoming Hayek’s minor child,” the filing stated.
After the hearing, Bodagh said her marriage ended because of her infatuation with Hayek and she moved to Los Angeles with Philippon, now her ex-girlfriend, because she believed she was communicating with the actress.
Bodagh said she would not attempt to contact Hayek again.
Hayek, who did not attend the hearing, was nominated for an Academy Award for her starring role in the 2002 film “Frida.”
Her attorney, Bryan Sullivan, declined to comment after the hearing.