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Man Charged With Stalking Jennifer Garner, Family

Thursday, 17 Dec 2009 03:56 PM

 

A man arrested outside a school attended by the daughter of Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck has been charged with felony stalking and violating a restraining order protecting the family.

Steven Burky, 37, was arrested in Santa Monica on Monday at the nursery school where Violet Affleck, one of the couple's two daughters, is enrolled.

Burky was charged with two counts of felony stalking and two counts of violating a court order, a misdemeanor. A criminal complaint filed in the case alleges Burky harassed Affleck and Garner and made credible threats that place both "in reasonable fear" for the safety of their family.

Los Angeles County District Attorney's spokeswoman Jane Robison said Burky will be arraigned on Thursday.

Garner was granted a restraining order against Burky in November 2008 after she told the court she believed he posed a threat to her and her family. Garner said Burky had been stalking her since 2002.

The former star of the television series "Alias," Garner has also appeared in films such as "Juno" and "The Kingdom."

Affleck won an Oscar in 1997 with Matt Damon for writing the screenplay to "Good Will Hunting." He and Garner married in June 2005.

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