Kevin Spacey's stalker sentenced to prison

'House of Cards' star Kevin Spacey's stalker named Linda Louise Culkin has been sentenced to more than four years in prison.

PTI| Updated: Sep 19, 2014, 14:16 PM IST

Los Angeles: 'House of Cards' star Kevin Spacey's stalker named Linda Louise Culkin has been sentenced to more than four years in prison.

Judge in US District Court in Boston ordered Linda to pay the 55-year-old actor USD 124,000 in compensation for bodyguards whom he hired during the two years she threatened him, reports suggest.
 

Spacey didn't attend the sentencing. He said in a victim impact statement, "It is difficult to measure the degree of terror this situation has caused."

The actor cited the Massachusetts woman's "relentless pursuit" via mail, bomb threats and social media.

Linda told the judge, "I have some mental health issues. I was overzealous. I cop to that. I fully apologise to him. I didn't mean it to be so harsh."

Linda pleaded guilty to charges including mailing threatening communications and sending false information regarding explosives last November. She has been arrested since January 2012 and has around 18 months left to serve.