NEW YORK – A judge Wednesday threw out a felony charge against a former mental patient accused of stalking Uma Thurman, leaving him to face two misdemeanor counts at a trial that would likely require the "Pulp Fiction" star to testify.
The basis for the coercion charge was an e-mail that Jack Jordan sent to Thurman, saying he would kill himself if he saw her with another man. Justice Gregory Carro agreed with the defense that the threat was unlikely to have any effect on Thurman.
Threatening to kill yourself "is not chargeable," Carro said.
The judge set Feb. 5 as a tentative trial date.
Defense lawyer George Vomvolakis said that if the case goes to trial, prosecutors would have to call Thurman to testify that she feared for her life because Jordan repeatedly tried to contact her.
But Vomvolakis said he hoped to work out a plea deal in which Jordan will enter a psychiatric program.
Jordan, 36, was arrested last year on charges of stalking Thurman for two years, including trying to get into her trailer on a Manhattan movie set and sending her and her family members numerous e-mails. He has been free on $10,000 bail.