Jan 25, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Apple granted restraining order against alleged Tim Cook stalker

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A Santa Clara, California court granted Apple a restraining order against a Virginia woman who allegedly harassed and stalked the company's CEO, Tim Cook, for more than a year, the Mercury News reports.

Driving the news: The company accused the woman of "erratic, threatening, and bizarre behavior" in its application for the court order, adding that she "may be armed" and "intends to return to" Cook's residence, per the Mercury News.

  • Apple made the request last Thursday, and it was ultimately approved by a Judge the following day. Apple wrote in the application that the suspected harasser emailed Cook about 200 times, according to the Mercury News.
  • The restraining order bars the alleged stalker from approaching any Apple employees, including Cook. A hearing has been set for March 29.
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