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Julie Lee Choi, accused stalker of Apple CEO Tim Cook, agrees to stay away for the next 3 years


SAN JOSE, Calif. — A woman accused of harassing Apple CEO Tim Cook with calls for sex and other rude suggestions before showing up at his Silicon Valley home in a threatening manner in October the latter agreed to stay away from him for the next three years under a deal approved on Tuesday.

Julie Lee Choi consented to the deal brokered with Apple during an appearance in Santa Clara County Superior Court. Cook, Apple’s CEO for the past decade, was not present at the proceedings held in San Jose, California.

Choi, 45, declined to comment after the hearing while angrily waving at two reporters for a photo of her outside the courthouse. An attorney for Apple also declined to discuss the stipulation.

The agreement obliges Choi to refrain from coming within 200 meters of Cook for the next three years and prohibits him from attempting to communicate with him by any electronic means, including Twitter accounts or e-mails. emails. If she violates the terms, Choi could face criminal charges and potentially jail time.

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The bizarre affair dates back to late 2020 when Choi began emailing Cook begging him to have sex with her and attaching images of handguns she insisted on. made her buy, according to evidence Apple submitted to obtain a temporary restraining order against her in January. . These documents also revealed that Choi had created a series of fake companies trying to connect her to Cook, sometimes listing an Apple office as her headquarters.

“I can’t live like this anymore,” Choi wrote in an email to Cook sent from an iPhone. “I want to sleep with you, please, please.”

Cook has publicly stated that he is gay, but even after Choi admitted knowing, his pleas continued. “Tim, we are destined for our lives.”

Apple sued after Choi told her last September that she intended to apply to become his “roommate” at his condominium in Palo Alto, Calif., not far from Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino, California.

In October, Choi showed up outside Cook’s home for two separate actions and warned she “could get violent,” according to court documents.

Then, in December, Choi told Cook she would forgive him $500 million in cash.

A few weeks later, Apple requested its temporary restraining order in a request claiming that Choi “may be armed” and “intends to return to the Apple CEO’s residence or otherwise locate him in the near future. “. Choi lived in McLean, Va., before he began shadowing Cook in Silicon Valley.

Apple paid more than $630,000 for security measures designed to protect Cook last year, according to a required disclosure from the company to shareholders.

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