Gwyneth Paltrow broke down as she revealed how a deranged stalker has been making her life hell for the past 17 years.
Taking the stand on Monday afternoon, the actress appeared in court to testify against Dante Soiu, who faces felony criminal charges for stalking the actress.
Gwyneth remained composed when detailing what she had endured, but cried when when a prosecutor asked her if she was afraid of Soiu and worried for her children.
Soui sent the Oscar winning actress 66 messages professing his love and desire to marry her between 2009 and 2015.
In the past he has also left presents at her parents’ home, sent sexually graphic material, love notes, flowers and candy.
Authorities say in the past Soiu has also made “a threat of a sexual nature.”
Appearing at a Los Angeles courtroom, the 43-year-old told how she was so scared she even purchased a guard dog to protect her family and asked her bodyguard to teach the animal attack and bite commands.
Soiu was previously tried for a series of pornographic messages and gifts he sent the actress, but was found not guilty by reason of insanity in 2000.
His lawyer says Soiu has simply written letters to Paltrow and is a Christian man who is trying to minister to the actress.