A Polish man who broke into Madonna’s homes twice after claiming she sent him subliminal messages was this week jailed indefinitely after a judge ruled he posed an ongoing and ‘serious risk’ to the iconic pop star.
Grezgorz Matlok, 30, was arrested after using a rope to climb into her London townhouse a year after he’d been caught breaking into Madonna’s ex husband Guy Ritchie’s mansion in Wiltshire.
"It is extremely unsettling to know that, despite the extensive security I have, he has been able to break into two of my residential properties,” Madonna said in a statement about her latest stalker.
"I do not know the defendant, I've not had any form of relationship with the defendant nor have I had any form of contact by phone or by email, or by any other way, with the defendant,” she added.
Madonna was previously targeted by a similarly deranged stalker in her LA home in 1995, when Robert Hoskins tried to enter her home several times, soon after vowing to ‘“slice her throat from ear to ear” if she didn’t marry him. Hoskins was later jailed for ten years and remains in jail today after repeatedly issuing threats to kill Madonna and celebrities in general if he’s ever released. http://bit.ly/tnrZfv
The difficulties pop stars can face was further illustrated by the Guardian this week, in a 1978 NME interview they republished with Kate Bush, in which the then 19 year old sex symbol spoke candidly about living in the public eye.
“Sometimes when I'm going to the supermarket to get the coffee and cat litter, I get freaked out and see all these people staring, and you turn around and there's like 40 people all looking at you . . . and when you go around the corner, they're all following you! You start freaking out like a trapped animal,” she told (then) NME writer Danny Baker, “Sometimes I get really scared,” she added. http://bit.ly/tqFvME )
http://bit.ly/4HwCok (Kate Bush singing Wuthering Heights (live) in 1978)
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