Gwyneth Paltrow’s Stalker Says He Wanted to Marry Her
This case is getting eerie.
Dante Soui, the man who was charged for stalking Gwyneth Paltrow, revealed more harrowing details from his side of the case when he testified in court on Wednesday, Feb. 10. Soui claims that he repeatedly sent messages to Paltrow with hopes that she might want to marry him. The BBC reports, “He wanted to show love and friendship and how he was not bitter about her testifying against him in a previous stalking case.”
“I was trying to show I had changed and I had become a different person,” said Soui. “I wanted to show a new face towards her.”
His first case with Paltrow was brought to court in 2000 when Soui sent the actress 500 messages, including sex toys and pornography, in the span of a year. He was found not guilty by reason of insanity and was sent to a psychiatric hospital for three years. He was arrested last year again after sending the actress new correspondence between 2009 and 2015, including 66 packages and letters that contained a Weight Watchers cookbook, jewelry and clothing.
The LA Times reports:
“He believed he had an understanding with Paltrow’s lawyer that he could write to the actress until he was told to stop. He conceded that he never spoke or corresponded with the lawyer to reach that agreement.”
Paltrow testified in court on Monday, reading aloud one of his letters that stated, “I have a goal: to marry Gwyneth Paltrow and take care of her.”
He also described her as “bowing to death”, a detail that caused Paltrow to fear for the safety of her children. When asked by the prosecution lawyer if she had been scared by the messages, the goop curator responded, “I felt very upset by it… This has been a very long and very traumatic experience already.”