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Stalker who ‘petrified’ Naomie Harris by tracking her down at home avoids jail
October 23, 2020
A stalker who left Hollywood star Naomie Harris “absolutely petrified” after turning up at her house has avoided jail.
Ii Ovisyonairo Ii, 37, first tried to get in touch with the actress in October 2019 when he made an appointment to attend a Reiki healing session run by her mum in October 2019.
He sent the actress a scented letter a day before Valentine’s Day this year.
The 11-page note was signed with "with unconditional love from your compassionate companion".
Ii, who has Asperger's, turned up the James Bond star's address in London on February 28.
Naomie was “absolutely petrified” and suffered a panic attack, Wood Green Crown Court heard.
Her mum Carmen Harris was said by Judge Noel Lucas QC to have been "anxious not to aggravate a troubling situation" when Ii later suggested it was his "human right" to make contact with the actress.
He expressed a desire to do so on November 11, which he wanted to be their anniversary.
Police traced down Ii – who previously changed his name by deed poll – to a farm in Kent, where they found pieces of red paper similar to those on which the note was written, as well as 49 images of Ms Harris on a laptop and others of her home.
At the sentencing hearing, Judge Lucas said: "I'm sure Miss Naomie Harris found it very distressing to find you on her front doorstep."
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He added: "Both Naomie Harris and her mother are entitled to live their lives without being stalked."
In addition to the restraining order covering both Ms Harris and her mum, Ii was given a jail sentence of 21 months, suspended for two years.
He must stick to a curfew to be served at an address in Poole, Dorset.
Ii will be required to wear a GPS tag, complete 300 hours of unpaid work, and attend rehabilitation.
He previously admitted two counts of stalking against Ms Harris and her mum.