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CNN’s Grace: No Money, Just Peace

12/16/2005 6:23 AM Eastern

Cable News Network talk-show host Nancy Grace said Friday that she does not want money from a mental patient she has accused of stalking her, AP reported.

AP reported Thursday that Grace obtained a court order against Joseph Raymond Loegering, who “has engaged in a continuous pattern of harassment and stalking of plaintiff by e-mail and telephone and by attempting to enter her place of employment” since Nov. 18, according to court papers filed Tuesday.

The court papers went on to say that Loegering is “apparently obsessed with Ms. Grace, believes that he loves her, insists that she can solve all of his problems and will help him to meet with Osama bin-Laden,” according to AP.

Grace's complaint asked the court to bar Loegering from contacting her; from approaching her, her home or her workplace; and from harassing, menacing, stalking or committing any other offense against her, AP reported Thursday. It also asked for unspecified punitive monetary damages and attorney's fees.

“I have never approved seeking money from Mr. Loegering, and I appreciate the media bringing it to my attention," Grace said in a prepared statement Friday. "Unfortunately, it was included in the petition without my knowledge. It is being corrected immediately.”

According to AP, there are no known criminal charges pending against Loegering, and it could not be determined whether he had a lawyer.

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