LOS ANGELES -- A plea deal was accepted today by a woman accused of stalking actor John Cusack.
33 year-old Emily Leatherman pleaded no contest to a felony count of stalking Cusack which will keep her out of state prison. The Judge immediately sentenced her to five years' probation and mandatory psychiatric counseling. Leatherman was also ordered to stay away from the 42-year-old actor for the next 10 years.
In a rambling statement Friday morning, Leatherman claimed she was the victim of sex crimes and thought Cusack could help her.
Cusack wasn't present in court, but a prosecutor read a statement from him that stated he had never met Leatherman but hoped she received proper psychiatric help.
Leatherman, 33, was arrested outside Cusack's home in March.