Ellen Page death threats on Twitter spark police investigation
"Juno" actress Ellen Page has received alarming death threats on Twitter over her reported relationship with Alexander Skarsgard, which sparked a police investigation.
The Los Angeles Police Department confirmed to OnTheRedCarpet.com that they have an active investigation in the case, which started in June, shortly after she was spotted attending the Stanley Cup Playoffs with the "True Blood" actor.
"I'm going to murder Ellen Page. She's dead," one Twitter message read, according to ABC News.
"Ellen Page if you continue to date Alexander [Skarsgard] I will K-1-L-L you in public in the next year," read a chilling Tweet from another account. "Be it in a club, at a game, in a restaurant, or when you're signing autographs."
The offending Tweets have reportedly been removed, but the LAPD has issued a search warrant to Twitter for more information about the accounts.
The LAPD said that there was also a threatening call made to the organizers of the L.A. Film Festival, where Page's most recent movie, "To Rome with Love" premiered on June 14. The caller stated that they would attend the festival and "kill Page." The 25-year-old Canadian actress did not attend the festival premiere.
Page and Skarsgard recently were co-stars in the upcoming film "The East," which follows a contract worker hired to infiltrate an anarchist group, but finds herself falling for its leader. The pair has not been photographed together since the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Page earned an Oscar nomination for her portrayal of a quirky pregnant teenager in "Juno." She is also known for her roles in films like "Smart People," "Whip it," "Super," "Inception," "X-Men: The Last Stand" and in the independent film "Hard Candy," which saw her playing a 14-year-old girl who turns the tables on a sexual predator.