Dawnette Knight took Michale Douglas’s film Basic Instinct to heart when she began terrorizing his wife, Catherine Zeta-Jones. She fell in love with Douglas through his acting in movies and began sending Zeta-Jones threatening letters as well as several violent messages to the actor himself. In one note she wrote, ‘We are going to slice her up like meat on a bone and feed her to the dogs’. She was sentenced to three years in prison in 2005 but apologized to Douglas and Zeta-Jones, who claimed that she was having nightmares and nearly had a heart attack and breakdown over the incident.
John Cusack’s stalker made some strange and disturbing threats against his manhood. Marieretno Subali staked out the actors home for over three months before making contact with him. She then began circling his home nightly in hopes of spotting the actor and then sent his family disturbing emails and messages. Claiming to a witch, she threatened Cusack with a spell that would render him impotent for life. She claimed that he visited her in dreams and raped her. He filed a suit against the witch and got a restraining order against her in 2016.
In the early 1990s, Robert Dewey Hoskins began stalking the popular music icon, in a most unusual way to try and persuade her to marry him. He threatened to slice her from ear to ear if she refused his proposals. He often broke into her estate and was eventually captured after being shot by her security while trying to scale the 7-foot fence.
Robert Dewey Hoskins
At the trial, Madonna revealed that she was having nightmares when she could fall asleep but reported that she had gone for weeks with any rest because of Hoskins and his threats. In 1996 he was convicted by a jury and served a 10-year prison sentence but was sent to a mental health facility after being deemed violently psychotic. In 2012 he escaped the mental hospital but he was recaptured after a week and sent back to a prison for mentally disturbed inmates.
When Ricardo Lopez was just 21, his obsession with singer Bjork took a deadly turn. He was disturbed and jealous when the Icelandic pop star began dating Goldie. He wrote about his ‘deliciously sadistic plan’ in his 803-page diary. He had creatic a homemade sulphuric acid bomb, placed it inside a book, and mailed it Bjork’s Icelandic home from his home in Florida in 1996.