Sofia Vergara and her son Manolo have been granted a temporary restraining order against a man the actress claims has been stalking them.
Sofia, 51, claims in legal documents obtained by TMZ that the man – named Gregory Brown – is a ‘mentally unstable stalker’ who has ‘a delusional belief he personally knows her and has a relationship with her and her family’, as well as her son Manolo Gonzalez Vergara, 32.
Vergara, who is in the midst of a divorce, alleges Brown’s ‘aggressive and harassing conduct’ has made her frightened for her safety and has also provoked anxiety and emotional distress.
The Modern Family actress says Brown has been steadfast in his pursuit of her, even though he was allegedly arrested earlier this year for trespassing and vandalism at her residence.
Brown has allegedly attempted numerous times to reach her and Manolo, and Sofia claimed he gained unauthorized entry into her gated community by hiking in from the hills over the summer.
Sofia Vergara and her son Manolo have been granted a temporary restraining order against a man the actress claims has been stalking them and who allegedly has a criminal past; pictured 2020
Sofia claims she received a letter in the mail from Brown in November. In the letter, Brown allegedly told her he would ‘be seeing and hearing her very soon, my love,’ before ending the letter as ‘Gangsta.’
The actress alleges that Brown has a criminal history consisting of arrests for violent offenses. His alleged criminal past has led her to be more concerned for her safety.
Sofia and her son have now been granted a temporary restraining order by a judge. As part of the requirements, Brown must remain at least 100 yards away from Sofia and Manolo and is not allowed to contact them.
Manolo is Sofia’s son from her first marriage to Joe Gonzalez. Years after their divorce, she married True Blood actor Joe Manganiello.
The couple announced in July that they had separated and were divorcing after seven years of marriage.
Only two days after announcing their split, the actor filed for divorce and noted their date of separation as July 2, while citing the reason for the end of their marriage as ‘irreconcilable differences’.
The former couple did not have children together.
Manolo is Sofia’s son from her first marriage to Joe Gonzalez; pictured 2017
Sofia has recently split from husband Joe Manganiello after seven years of marriage; pictured 2020
The Modern Family star has been a judge on America’s Got Talent since 2020.
Sofia had a short trip to celebrate Thanksgiving as she spent the holiday with her neighbor Anastasia Soare, 65.
She shared photos on Instagram of herself enjoying the holiday with Anastasia.
Anastasia is known as the ‘Eyebrow Queen’ and is the founder the Anastasia Beverly Hills beauty brand.
Sofia wore a dark brown dress with long sleeves and a short skirt for the gathering.
‘Thanksgiving at the neighbor! thank u @anastasiasoare I luv u!,’ Sofia wrote as a caption.