16 celebrities who've been stalked

Slideshow posted in Photos | Monday, August 06, 2012

11 of 16: In July 2011, James Rainford, 37, was charged with felony stalking after violating a restraining order that dictates he must stay away from Paris Hilton.

Law enforcement officials had detained Rainford after receiving a call about a man on the beach who was said to have been looking into one of Hilton's homes. Paparazzi directed them to Rainford.

Rainford previously attacked Hilton's then-boyfriend, Cy Waits near a Los Angeles courthouse in late April 2011 and the incident was captured by local news cameramen. Rainford told witnesses that he had 'already proposed' to Hilton and that 'her dad already said 'Yes.''

(Pictured: James Rainford's mug shot, released by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. / Paris Hilton talks to OnTheRedCarpet.com about her new Oxygen reality show 'The World According To Paris' at the May 2011 premiere for the series.) (OTRC Photo / Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department)