Andre Persaud: Kim Kardashian granted restraining order against stalker who 'telepathically' spoke to her
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Kim Kardashian was reportedly granted a restraining order against a stalker who reportedly believed he was telepathically communicating with the reality star.
A judge ruled that Andre Persaud must not contact Kim and remain at least 100 yards away from her after having stalked her home at least three times in August. The restraining order was granted on Monday, December 5, and will reportedly remain in effect for the next five years. Kim, 42, said that she had never met Persaud and became concerned after he allegedly claimed to have been armed. The stalker also posted about the SKIMS founder on social media, with Kim alleging he "claimed that I had been communicating with him telepathically" in one of his posts online.
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According to TMZ, the restraining order also stipulates that Persaud must not own or possess a gun, and must also relinquish any firearms already in his possession to the authorities. Kim was initially granted a temporary restraining order against him in November.
Having said that, this is barely Kim's first stalker episode. In 2021, another stalker named Nicholas Costanza was detained by security at the guard-gated Hidden Hills community, where she primarily resides. The man had previously sent her a diamond ring and a Plan B morning-after pill. He was ultimately arrested for trespassing and violating his five-year permanent restraining order.
This comes nearly six years after thugs reportedly broke into Kim's hotel room during Paris Fashion Week in October 2016, tied her up and stole jewelry worth $10M from her. She opened up about the ordeal while speaking to Andy Cohen during the 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians' reunion in 2021. "As far as jewelry, if I'm wearing something, it's borrowed. It's fake," she told the host, adding, "I can't sleep if I have jewelry in my safe, or money, or anything at my house. I just don't live my life like that."
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Kim admitted to being less flashy and reluctant to wear expensive jewelry post-robbery, aside from doubling her personal security. "On a positive note, I'm a completely different person because of it, in the best way," she explained. "[Before the robbery], I had to have the coolest car, the best rims, the best outfit and I thought that I was the s**t because of that. I thought that made me. The things I valued before that happened were genuinely completely different than what I value now. It's fun to get dressed up and all this, but like, [material] things don't make me."
The harrowing episode also "significantly changed" her relationship with her sister Khloe. The 38-year-old Good American founder noted that "Kim was obviously a great sister prior," but admitted there had been a "significant shift in how" she "caters to her relationships and the attentiveness that she now gives her family as opposed to red carpets or things." Khloe added, "I mean, our relationship has significantly changed."