Channing Tatum obtained a restraining order earlier this week against a woman who allegedly broke into his unoccupied home and lived there for nearly two weeks before she was discovered.
The 39-year-old actor filed for a temporary restraining and civil harassment order against an unnamed 36-year-old woman on Tuesday, Page Six reports. Tatum claimed that the woman, also a California resident, broke into his empty home, in a gated community, and lived there for 10 days, before she was found and arrested on June 24.
The Hollywood home was vacant at the time, according to The Blast. The actor’s assistant discovered the woman squatting there and placed her under citizen’s arrest until authorities arrived. However, when questioned about her alleged actions, the woman reportedly claimed that she was an invited guest of Tatum.
The unnamed woman has reportedly had brushes with Tatum in the past. She allegedly showed up at his house without warning in November and stayed outside for five hours, according to Page Six. She returned to the property again a few days later and left behind a letter for the actor; in it, she allegedly accused Tatum — whom she claimed to have met 10 years ago — of watching her, according to The Blast.
Tatum does not know the woman, the outlet reports, citing anonymous sources.
In a written statement to the court, Tatum described the incidents as both "very alarming” and “very annoying," and explained that he felt threatened by the woman, according to Page Six.
“To know that a complete stranger, who last year came to my home uninvited and unannounced, recently broke into my home and pretended to be staying there causes me significant concern for the safety of my family and myself, as well as emotional distress,” his statement reads, in part.
Tatum requested that the order of protection apply to himself, his personal assistant, his estranged wife, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, their 6-year-old daughter Everly and his wife’s personal assistant, the outlet reports. A judge granted the temporary order for the former couple and their child, but did not extend it to the personal assistants, pending the results of a July 23 hearing.
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