A man convicted of stalking Uma Thurman has lost his bid for freedom after a judge rejected his argument that the actress is "not a vulnerable victim."
Jack Jordan, who was convicted of stalking the Kill Bill actress in 2008, is facing fresh charges after allegedly violating a restraining order by calling Thurman's cell and New York office phone in October.
He has pleaded not guilty to two counts of criminal contempt and went to back to court in New York on Wednesday to ask for the charges to be reduced. Jordan's lawyers also asked the judge to reduce his $500,000 bail, arguing he poses no threat to the Hollywood star.
Sam Roberts of the Legal Aid Society, acting on behalf of Jordan, told Manhattan Supreme Court, "Ms. Thurman is not a vulnerable victim. Especially in the light that there have been no threats made in this case."
However, prosecutor Michelle Kaminsky countered, "She's (Thurman) a citizen of New York County, and she's entitled to all the protection of the law. She has been stalked by this defendant, who is seriously mentally ill, for six years."
Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Gregory Carro, who set bail for Jordan at the end of last year, refused the request to reduce bail, noting, "I see no change in circumstances."
Jordan is due back in court on February 23rd to find out whether his charges will be reduced, according to the New York Post.