Keanu Reeves has been granted a restraining order against a man who allegedly made a number of unwanted visits to his home – including going to sleep in his back garden.
The Hollywood star, known for his roles in The Matrix and John Wick franchises, said the alleged incidents had caused him to be “substantially alarmed, annoyed, and distressed”.
In court documents obtained by the PA news agency, Reeves claimed that 38-year-old Brian Keith Dixon had visited his Los Angeles County property six times.
The incidents took place between November of last year and January 2023, he said.
The documents also stated that during the second visit, Dixon had left a rucksack that included “bizarre” items including a DNA testing kit inside.
Dixon had posted “incoherently and alarmingly on social media, referring to himself as ‘Jasper Keith Reeves’, apparently indicating his belief that he and Mr Reeves are relatives”, they stated.
In his own statement Reeves said: “Over the past few months, there have been multiple incidents in which the Respondent visited my home uninvited, trespassed onto my property, sought access to my home, and sought to contact me.
“I understand that there is an ongoing criminal investigation against Respondent due to his disturbing conduct.
“Respondent’s harassing, disturbing and threatening actions, which are ongoing, are causing me to be substantially alarmed, annoyed, and distressed, including because I want to protect my partner and friends who reside or spend time at my home.”
The temporary restraining order was granted until 24 February – the date of a court hearing into the matter.