A lady accused of harassing Apple CEO Tim Cook with pleas for intercourse and different crude ideas earlier than displaying up at his Silicon Valley residence in a threatening method final October agreed to avoid him for the subsequent three years below an settlement authorised Tuesday.
Julie Lee Choi consented to the deal negotiated with Apple throughout an look in Santa Clara County Superior Courtroom. Cook, Apple’s CEO for the previous decade, wasn’t current on the continuing held in San Jose, California.
Choi, 45, declined to remark after the listening to whereas angrily waving off two reporters taking her image outdoors the courthouse. An Apple lawyer additionally declined to talk about the stipulation.
The court docket order requires Choi to chorus from coming inside 200 yards of Cook throughout the subsequent three years and prohibits her from making an attempt to talk with him via any digital means, together with on Twitter accounts or emails. If she violates the phrases, Choi may face felony fees and doubtlessly imprisoned.
The weird case traces again to late 2020 when Choi started emailing Cook begging him to have intercourse along with her and attaching photos of handguns that she insisted he had made her purchase, in accordance to proof that Apple submitted to receive a short lived restraining order in opposition to her in January. These paperwork additionally revealed Choi had arrange a sequence of bogus corporations making an attempt to join her to Cook, generally itemizing an Apple workplace because the headquarters.
“I can’t live like this anymore,” Choi wrote in one email to Cook sent from an iPhone. “I want sex with you, please, please.”
Cook has publicly said he is a gay man, but even after Choi acknowledges knowing that her entreaties to him continued. “Tim, if we are destined for our lives, any circumstance we can meet each other,” Choi wrote in a December email that also told him where she was staying in San Jose at that time.
Apple took legal action after Choi told him last September that she intended to apply to become his “roommate” at his condominium situated in Palo Alto, California — about 15 miles from Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino, California.
In October, Choi confirmed up outdoors Cook’s residence on two separate actions and warned she “may get violent,” in accordance to court docket paperwork.
Then, in one other December e-mail, Choi instructed Cook she would forgive him for $500 million (roughly Rs. 3,800 crore) in money.
Just a few weeks after that, Apple sought its short-term restraining order in a request that contended Choi “could also be armed” and “intends to return to Apple’s CEO residence or locate him otherwise in the near future.” Choi had been dwelling in McLean, Virginia earlier than she started shadowing Cook in Silicon Valley.
Apple paid greater than $630,000 (roughly Rs. 5 crore) for safety measures designed to shield Cook final 12 months, in accordance to a required firm disclosure to shareholders.