Apple sought a restraining order against a woman who allegedly harassed the tech giant’s CEO Tim Cook, showed up at his home at least twice and sent him threatening photos of gun and bullets, according to court documents.
Tim Cook was stalked by a woman who claimed to be his wife, went to his house, sent him photos of gun and demanded USD 500 million
Cook first learned about his stalker, 45 and identified as Julia Lee Choi, in the fall of 2020, according to court documents from the Santa Clara, California, court.
Around October and November, she allegedly tweeted that she was Cook’s wife and claimed that the Apple CEO was the father of her twin sons.
Choi also allegedly drove across the U.S. from McLean, Virginia, to Cook’s home in Palo Alto, California, which she visited at least twice on Oct. 22, 2021, according to the documents.
She allegedly demanded to speak with Cook and was turned away by security, but returned minutes later.
Local law enforcement officers responded to the trespassing call and detained the woman as she attempted to flee the scene. According to court documents, she was driving a Porsche Macan with an expired driver’s license and told local police officers who confronted her that she “might get violent.”
Officers searched the vehicle but found no weapons.
Choi also allegedly sent emails to Cook that accused the Apple CEO of “abusing” her.
“I have to take mental medicine because of you,” reads one Nov. 2, 2020 email.
The next day, the same Gmail account sent her a photo of a gun, according to the documents.
“My new gun,” it reads, followed by gun and sunglasses emojis. “I will never give it back at this point before shooting!”. Two minutes later, Cook received an image of a box of bullets.
Other emails include sexual innuendo, and the sender repeatedly refers to Cook as her “husband.” According to Apple, the woman emailed Cook approximately 200 times.
Last month, she also demanded $500 million in cash to “forget and forgive everything.”