A stalker who had cryptically threatened to kill Oscar award winner Marion Cotillard has been arrested. Teresa “Teri” Yuan allegedly sent the La Vie en Rose Academy Award winner over 100 chilling messages and videos a day through both email and through a fan site dedicated to the actress.
A complaint was filed in April to the FBI by the administrator of the Cotillard fan site, telling them of the “increasingly threatening” videos and messages from Yuan. The actress and her family became aware of the woman and “become concerned for their physical safety”. In one of the emails that Yuan sent, she said she was aware of Cotillard’s travel plans and that she would eventually be able to meet her.
“The guilt and sorrow I feel now, I won’t feel after it happens. After it happens, I’ll feel no regrets whatsoever… that’s apparently how it feels to be a killer, to be a murderer,” said one of the videos released on July 23.
In another video, Yuan allegedly wrote, “Would you be willing to play Russian Roulette? If you weren’t willing and you had no choice, I’d say ‘yeah, that’s pretty unfair.’ But would you still like it that at least there’s only one bullet in this pistol?”
Yuan, believed to be in her 30s, was arrested in New York Thursday and charged with “interstated safety”. She was later released on a $50,000 bond on Friday. Reuters reports that bond and federal authorities now have 30 days to seek a grand jury indictment.