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Kirsten Dunst wins restraining order

Kirsten Dunst has won a temporary restraining order against a French fan who has allegedly been waiting for the actress outside her home.

The Spider-Man star alleges Jean Christophe Prudhon, 51, has flown to the U.S. in a bid to meet her, even confronting her mother Inez on the doorstep last week (ends04Dec11).

Kirsten Dunst also claims Jean Christophe Prudhon had sent her more than 50 letters declaring his love for her and that he had sold his home to pay for his travel expenses.

In a court filing, the actress explains, "I am frightened for my safety, as well as the safety of my family and friends who visit my home. I am worried that Mr. Prudhon will escalate his conduct further, putting myself and my family in danger."

On Friday (09Dec11), Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Carol Boas Goodson granted Kirsten Dunst a temporary restraining order against the Frenchman. The judge ordered Jean Christophe Prudhon to stay 100 yards (91 metres) away from the actress and to stop trying to contact her.

A hearing has been scheduled for 21 December (11) to determine if the order should be extended.