Model Sophie Anderton has revealed before Kingston Magistrates' Court, Surrey that she was left 'hysterical' after her stalker Paul Davis sent a string of 88 texts messages asking her to marry him. She said that Paul, 58, first contacted her to propose writing a biography of her and she referred him to her management company.
In the beginning, he started talking about work in his texts. Despite Sophie telling him to stop, Paul continued to send text messages to her mobile phone. In his texts, he told her that he wanted to marry her on a mountain, buy her a solitaire diamond ring and take her for dinner to Claridges.
His texts became more personal and he even discussed arranged marriages with her in a message. She was frightened to go out. "I was scared to go to restaurants, I was scared to go on the Tube because I didn't even know what this man looked like. It affected my life greatly,'' the Telegraph quotes her telling. "I couldn't walk anywhere without looking over my shoulder and I was frightened,'' she added.
Despite her management company warning Davis as not to contact her, he did contact her again and was eventually arrested at his home address on April 2. However, he denied one charge of harassment on the grounds of insanity.