Pierce Brosnan has taken legal action against a woman who he claims has been stalking him and his family at their Malibu home.
In a legal complaint filed Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court, the James Bond actor alleged that the 55-year-old woman, identified as Michelle Welch Mulready, was “parked in front of my house stalking me, my family and guests.”
The restraining order said that Mulready had been living in her car since Sept. 5 and that the actor called the sheriff’s office twice to deal with the alleged stalker. On Sept. 28, the sheriff’s office notified Mulready that Brosnan was filing a restraining order against her.
Mulready, according to the restraining order, didn’t originally intend to find Brosnan. Instead, she was looking for veteran actor Dick Van Dyke — “she has a tattoo of him on her arm,” the complaint said.
“But when she found me and my family, she stayed in front of our house,” Brosnan said in his filing. “She gave me two odd notes, said she needed $1,500 for new tires, and gave me a drawing she did of me.”
Brosnan said that Mulready did not threaten him with a weapon nor inflict any harm. The restraining order not only protects the “Mamma Mia!” actor, but also his wife, activist and journalist Keely Brosnan, and their two sons.
Under the court order, Mulready is prohibited from harassing, intimidating or directly or indirectly contacting Brosnan and his family; and taking any action to access their address or location. She has also been ordered to stay 400 yards away from Brosnan’s home, his car and workplace, and his children’s school.
The emergency temporary order will remain in effect until Oct. 25, when a hearing has been scheduled in Los Angeles Superior Court.