Kris Jenner, the mother of the Kardashian and Jenner children who are featured on the television show "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" was granted a permanent restraining order in Los Angeles against a former Hidden Hills security guard (Hidden Hills is a small city adjacent to Calabasas, which is located approximately 40 miles north and west of Los Angeles). While the alleged stalker, Joshua Jacobs also faces felony charges for his actions, a separate restraining order was requested by Jenner.
"Joshua remains in police custody with bail set at $150,000; he will face felony charges at a later date, related to the same arrest. Per a judge's orders, he must stay 100 yards away from Kris' car, home and job, and he is forbidden from making personal contact, directly or indirectly. The former security guard, who was previously fired from working in Kris' gated community, was reminded that he is not permitted to obtain any addresses belonging to Kris' family members.
A source close to Kris tells E! News she is 'scared' of Joshua and is still concerned about the safety of her children, her grandchildren and herself. The 61-year-old did not appear in court."
A separate restraining order can often be valuable, even when a protective order in a criminal case is in place or when a criminal defendant has been placed on probation or parole with terms similar to those in a restraining order. For example, criminal cases involve substantially different procedures than in restraining order matters. Further, defendants in criminal cases have certain constitutional rights, such as the right against unreasonable search and seizure, that can sometimes derail a prosecution and leave a victim with only the restraining order process for protection.
For a defendant to be charged and convicted of felony stalking, more egregious conduct than the type of conduct required for a simple restraining order must take place. Specifically, for a defendant to be convicted of felony stalking, it must be established that the defendant willfully, maliciously, and repeatedly follows or harasses another individual. Specifically, it must be proven that the defendant engaged in that conduct, and that that conduct alarms, annoys, torments, or terrorizes another person for no legitimate purpose. Here is what happened to Jenner:
"The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star has been forced to beef up security in recent years. She recounted one incident in a 2016 Harper's Bazaar interview. 'I was sitting here at my desk, doing the five million things I needed to do, and a guy walked into my office...and he was an intruder. My stalker. Oh, you have no idea. I get crazy just thinking about it. The police were here, and then you have to file a police report. It was three o'clock in the afternoon,' the momager said. 'He walked in and said, 'Lucy, I'm home!'—and nobody [did anything about it].'" Kris added, 'Well, let's just say, three people were fired yesterday.'"
Apparently, Jacobs, who was not required to attend the restraining order hearing to defend the allegations, did not attend the proceedings. This lack of attendance by restraining order respondents, especially when they are charged criminally, is common.
photo and quotes taken from eonline.com