Obsessed Claire Foy stalker bombarded publicist with vile emails about raping her, court docket hears
An obsessed stalker who’s alleged to have repeatedly emailed The Crown star Claire Foy about her being raped and bombarded her with 1,000 emails in a single month poses a ‘vital threat’ to the actress, a court docket heard at this time.
Jason Penrose, 39, despatched the actress’ publicist Emma Jackson vile emails concerning the star being raped and stated he needed to be her boyfriend, in addition to displaying up at her dwelling and ringing the doorbell ‘consistently’, the court docket was instructed.
He appeared in court docket this morning because the decide thought of whether or not a full stalking safety order could be granted to stop Penrose from contacting Ms Foy or her publicist.
Ms Jackson forwarded the emails to Ms Foy’s agent, who additionally obtained the messages however had blocked the sender’s account.
Penrose, who gave his deal with as Highgate Psychological Well being Centre, was accompanied by NHS employees at Highbury Nook Magistrates’ Courtroom in London at this time, the place the court docket was adjourned whereas Penrose’s psychological well being is assessed.
Ms Foy, 38, who performed The Queen within the first two sequence’ of hit Netflix present The Crown, known as police on December 17 final yr to report Penrose, from Paddington, London, had turned as much as her dwelling and was ringing her doorbell.
Foy, who starred within the Crown (pictured), was referenced in emails allegedly despatched by Penrose to her agent and publicist which contained specific content material
Penrose allegedly confirmed up at Ms Foy’s dwelling on December 17 2021 – at which level the actress known as the police reporting he was outdoors her residence ringing on her doorbell consistently
This adopted the star’s publicist receiving quite a few specific emails, together with 1,000 of them despatched between November and December 2 2021.
Ms Jackson allegedly obtained an e mail from Penrose at 9.30pm on November 2 of final yr, which learn: ‘I’m sorry I feel Claire shouldn’t be speaking about any private stuff in media and solely inventive enterprise.’
At 5.10pm the subsequent day a brand new e mail arrived which learn: ‘In the event that they f*** raped Claire within the a** and bruised her interior thighs, she might get plenty of low cost journal covers or 100 greenback f***dates in Europe.’
Emails then grew to become extra frequent, and Ms Foy’s publicist forwarded them to her agent.
The agent reportedly instructed Ms Jackson they had been additionally receiving emails from this account however had blocked it.
Issues escalated when Penrose confirmed up at Ms Foy’s dwelling on December 17 2021 – at which level the actress known as the police reporting he was outdoors her residence ringing on her doorbell consistently.
Magistrates at Highbury Nook heard Penrose converse to substantiate his identify, date of beginning and deal with. He requested a lawyer and requested for media to be banned from the listening to – this final request was denied
The actress was granted a short lived Stalking Safety Order in February which bans Penrose, who at the moment resides in a psychological well being hospital, from contact together with her or her publicist whereas the investigation continues.
He was banned from attending their properties, locations of labor or anyplace he would fairly count on them to be – and any breach could possibly be prosecuted as a prison offence.
Penrose can also be banned from coming into the boroughs of Islington or Camden besides to attend court docket, medical appointments or hospital.
The order was attributable to expire on July 4, however has now been prolonged till the date of the adjourned listening to later within the month.
Penrose might withstand 5 years behind bars if he’s charged with and located responsible of breaching the order.
Courtroom paperwork from at this time’s listening to added: ‘The emails Ms Jackson continued to obtain had been fairly graphic and talked about Foy being raped, w***ing herself out and wanting her to be his girlfriend.’
The court docket heard Penrose poses ‘a threat related to stalking and to a different individual and there’s a affordable trigger to imagine the proposed order is important to guard one other from such a threat.’
Rosa Bennathan, prosecuting on behalf of the Metropolitan Police, instructed at this time’s listening to the complainants on this case, Clare Foy and her supervisor Emma Jackson, first grew to become conscious of Penrose in August and September 2021.
Penrose contacted Ms Jackson claiming to be a movie producer on the lookout for Ms Foy to seem in his movie.
She stated she didn’t know him and refused the request.
The prosecutor stated: ‘From November 2021 the respondent started sending emails to Ms Jackson about Ms Foy.
‘By 2 December 2021 there have been greater than 1,000 emails.
‘He additionally contacted Ms Foy’s sister and later attended Ms Foy’s deal with having labored out the place that was.
‘It’s clear an order is important. There have been some breaches of the order that are at the moment being investigated by the police.’
Penrose, who was not initially legally represented, appeared at Highbury Nook Magistrates Courtroom in north London carrying a blue shirt, beige trousers, brown footwear and a darkish inexperienced hat for at this time’s listening to.
He spoke to substantiate his identify, date of beginning and deal with at a psychological well being hospital in north London as he requested to be represented by a lawyer.
He additionally requested for media to be banned from the listening to, however that request was refused.
Lawyer Moira Macfarlane instructed magistrates the case must be adjourned for at the least three weeks so his psychological well being wants could possibly be assessed.
She stated extra wanted to be recognized about his situation as his psychological well being analysis was not but full, saying: ‘His psychological well being remains to be beneath query.’
The Crown star Claire Foy (pictured) known as police after alleged stalker Jason Penrose, 38, who despatched emails about her being raped, repeatedly rang the doorbell at her dwelling, the court docket heard
She added that, since she had simply been assigned as his lawyer and was given paperwork this morning, she did ‘not have the time for justice to be completed this morning.’
The Metropolitan Police stated it solely wanted to be proven that he understood the phrases of the interim order for the case to go forward and requested for it to be resolved this afternoon.
The power’s plea was refused by magistrates and Penrose will subsequent seem in court docket on July 22 when a choice about imposing a full Stalking Safety Order is anticipated to be made.
Chairman of the bench Clive Jenkin instructed him: ‘You might be nonetheless topic to a therapy order at a psychological well being unit.
‘In case you are launched we’re very involved about your behaviour.
‘We don’t need you to harass or stalk these two ladies which have been talked about at this court docket.’
Penrose replied: ‘I received’t, I promise you.’
Ms Foy, who has received a Golden Globe, two Primetime Emmy Awards and two Display Actors Guild Awards, starred in Steven Soderbergh’s psychological thriller Unsane, and performed Neil Armstrong’s spouse Janet Shearon within the biopic of the astronaut, First Man.
Extra lately she appeared in My Son and hit TV sequence A Very British Scandal.
The case continues.