Selena Gomez Stalker: Celebrity Stalking Cases

Attorney Rhonda Saunders discusses celebrity stalking cases with Robin Roberts.
3:03 | 10/19/11

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Transcript for Selena Gomez Stalker: Celebrity Stalking Cases
Joining us now from LA is Rhonda Saunders an attorney who has prosecuted stalking cases for numerous celebrities including Madonna and Gwyneth house -- things are getting up early. And joining us Rhonda. According to the justice thank you thank you -- to the Justice Department about 75% of people who are stock they actually know that person. Course that is not the case with celebrities what characteristics DC and those people -- stock those that are in the spotlight. Celebrity stalkers are very different than domestic violence -- stalkers. Celebrity stalkers want the notoriety they believe that they have a relationship with the celebrity. And they're going to do anything they can including eliminating people around the celebrity to get to their target. As we heard Gomez has. It's -- -- she's got a restraining order how effective is that. A restraining order is just a piece of Paper however it's a great tool for prosecutors and law enforcement. In these types of celebrity cases a restraining order isn't going to stop the stop her from doing what He or she wants to do. But with the restraining order in effect the police can take action it also puts the -- on notice that. The victim knows about him -- there are afraid of him. And He needs to stop so it actually helps us to prosecute a case that is extremely helpful doesn't matter if you're a celebrity or not. Going to court in getting that. Restraining order of -- -- what are some other things people can do. Well right now with celebrity stalking one of my biggest problems with that is Twitter. FaceBook. You have these celebrities going on to Twitter. Telling their stalker exactly where they're going to be -- I'm -- this restaurant right now or I'm going to this event I'll be there and a half hour. And they're doing this dockers work for them. Celebrities need to know that yes you want to contact your friends. But in this age of information there is such a thing as too much information and that's something that. All of us need to know whether again -- the spotlight or -- the social media and letting people know where you are. All the time. It did not necessarily as always -- good thing and I know that you were very instrumental in and helping with California's anti stalking laws that are some of the toughest. In the country has that helped round up. It's helped in that we -- able to prosecute stalkers before something horrible happens. The stalking laws are to prevent things such as murders such as the murder of Rebecca -- back in the late. 919. 1980s. -- -- But the stalking -- -- -- gives law enforcement and prosecutors the tools to step in before there's a murder or rape or an assault. Well we know that Selena Gomez is taking steps to protect yourself as best that she -- and others to -- Rhonda thank you very much for your perspective and -- -- -- you have a good day.

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