NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The woman accused of stalking actor Hugh Jackman at his West Village gym was indicted by a grand jury this week.
Kathleen Thurston, 47, appeared in Manhattan Criminal Court Friday. She was charged with stalking in the fourth degree.
Jackman is a regular at the Gotham Gym, 600 Washington St., and was working out there on Saturday, April 13, when Thurston allegedly ran past the front desk. She was crying and shouting that she loved the actor, 1010 WINS’ Carol D’Auria reported.
“It was frightening,” Jackman told D’Auria.
Police said Jackman tried to defuse the situation with the stalker. He told Thurston not to touch him.
But police said she followed crying and screaming. A gym employee grabbed Thurston, but not before she pulled an electric razor filled with hair out of her waistband and tossed it at Jackman.
Published reports said the hair was pubic hair.
“She seemed like a wild animal,” Burgos said. “She was acting crazy, her appearance was scary. She had tight clothes on, her hair was a mess, her face was a mess, she looked like she was out to get somebody.”
The actor was uninjured.
“I suppose for me, the primary concern is my family, obviously,” Jackman told D’Auria.
Thurston was arrested a few blocks from the gym and charged with stalking.
This was not the first time Jackman has had a run-in with the woman. Jackman has reportedly seen the woman outside his daughter’s school and outside his home.
Thurston is due back in court on May 8.
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