NEW YORK – A former mental patient accused of stalking Uma Thurman rejected a plea offer Wednesday that would have put him in a psychiatric facility and settled charges against him.
Jack Jordan, 35, refused to plead guilty to attempted coercion, a felony the court would have reduced to a misdemeanor once he completed at least a year of a mental health program.
Defense lawyer George Vomvolakis said Jordan would consider pleading guilty to a misdemeanor with commitment to a psychiatric program.
Jordan was arrested in October on charges of stalking the 37-year-old actress for two years, including trying unsuccessfully to get into her trailer on a Manhattan movie set and sending Thurman and her family members numerous e-mails.
He has been free on $10,000 bail.
The coercion charge stems from Jordan allegedly saying in an e-mail that he might kill himself if he saw Thurman with another man, prosecutors said.
Jordan, a graduate student at Mills College in Oakland, Calif., lives with his parents in Massachusetts.