SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KRON) – Apple has been granted a temporary restraining order against an alleged Tim Cook stalker, the Santa Clara County Superior Court confirmed with KRON4.
The documents state that a Virginia woman named Julia Lee Choi, has been stalking Cook since October 2020, claiming he was the father to her twin children, tagging and threatening him on social media, and showing up at his house.
She emailed Cook approximately 200 times, some of which included photos of what appear to be loaded handguns, according to documents.
On January 1st, 2020, Choi tweeted “Tim Cook will be suicided in his condo after killing Kristine Timerson by any weapon, both has HIV positive, please send precaution to burn the condo,” according to documents.
Choi then allegedly sent warnings to Cook, saying “You must empty the condo. I will move in next week.”
Apple believes she may be armed and somewhere currently in the South Bay Area.
“Given the respondent’s erratic, threatening, and bizarre behavior, including her direct contact with Apple’s Executive team, Apple’s CEO, and with Apple’s Corporate and Security teams, all Apple employees should be protected by this restraining order,” the document states.
The county’s order restrains the woman from having a gun, and it states she must stay at least 200 yards away from Cook’s Palo Alto home and all Apple employees.
If Choi doesn’t follow these orders, she can face a fine of up to $1,000, serve 1 year of jail time, or both.
The next court hearing is set for March 29th at 9:00 a.m.
KRON4 has reached out to Apple for a statement.