Sandra Bullock fans are all asking the same questions about Bullock’s encounter with her demented stalker. Where were the bodyguards? Why does a single woman as wealthy as Bullock not already have a high-end security system? How is it that any-old-Joe can make his way near the bedroom door of a wealthy Hollywood celebrity?
Last month Sandra Bullock’s home was broken into by obsessed fan, Joshua Corbett. The New York Daily News obtained the Corbett search warrant affidavits and found that Corbett had love notes in his possession for Bullock, one of which read “…You are very special to me and without you in my life there is only misery.” The obsessed fan apparently broke into Bullock’s home which was not protected by any security measures.
Bullock, whose career accolades include her work as an actress, as well as producing and directing, is the single mother of a 4-year-old adopted African-American son named Louie. Bullock found Corbett in her home last month on June 8. She discovered him around 1am when she actually came face-to-face with the deranged stalker.
Bullock reported that she heard loud banging in the house which prompted her to go close and lock her bedroom door. She then saw 39-year-old Corbett standing in her hallway donned in dark clothing. Bullock reportedly quickly shut the door and called 911. Once the police officers arrived, Corbett reportedly yelled out to Bullock, “… Sandy I’m sorry. Please don’t press charges.”
Corbett was carrying a notebook in his possession with photographs of Bullock cut from magazines. The handwritten notes were found inside of the notebook. Another one of the notes reportedly read, “…I will forever be thinking of you and Louie, my son, as you are my wife by law, the law of God and you belong to me and me to you.” Another note said that he forgives Bullock for anything she has done. He called her, “Intelligent and hot, taught and lissome.” Authorities have not released any information on what Corbett’s intent was after his breaking and entering into the home. After coming face-to-face with the stalker, fans are perplexed by the reported absence of security in the actress’s home.
Authorities also searched Corbett’s Montrose, California home and found several guns. They obtained another warrant to search for more guns. Corbett was charged with stalking, residential burglary and 19 felony counts for possession of an arsenal of weapons which included six machine guns. Corbett faces more than 12 years behind bars if convicted.
On June 10 Corbett appeared in court where he plead not guilty. A bond was originally set at 185,000. The bond was later raised to an additional 2 million after authorities found the guns inside of Corbett’s home. Los Angeles District Attorney Wendy Segall informed CNN that the gun charges carry a maximum sentence of seven years and four months in prison.
Bullock’s son Louie was reportedly with a nanny at the time of the break-in, but it is unclear if Louie and his nanny were there in the home. Bullock noted that the incident left her utterly “freaked-out” and that it is now prompting her to hire around-the-clock security.
As details of Bullock’s encounter with the stalker circulate the news entertainment sites, most of the comments from concerned fans revolved around why a celebrity as popular as Bullock would reside in a home without a security system or even a hired bodyguard. At least now, the unwelcomed face-to-face encounter with her stalker has opened Bullock’s eyes to the need for security measures.
By Janet Levite