Apple granted restraining order on man accused of stalking Tim Cook
Apple has been granted a temporary restraining order on a man who is accused of stalking Tim Cook at his home, making ‘unsettling’ phone calls and leaving a ‘disturbing’ voicemail, as well as physically trespassing on the CEO’s personal property, according to CNET.
The report claims a California court has granted Apple a temporary restraining order against Rakesh Sharma, who goes by “Rocky” until March 3, when a hearing is scheduled.
In a court document, Apple security specialist William Burns claims the harassment began on Sept. 25, 2019, when the accused left a “disturbing” voicemail on “an Apple executive’s phone.” The document goes on to claim at around 10:30 p.m. on Dec. 4, Mr Sharma entered Cook’s property through a closed gate without permission in an effort to deliver flowers and champagne.
The harassment began on Sept. 25, 2019, when he left a “disturbing” voicemail on “an Apple executive’s phone.” Sharma allegedly made another unsettling call about a week later. After that, Sharma’s behavior “escalated,” Burns said, to attempting “to stalk Apple’s CEO by physically trespassing on the CEO’s personal property” on two separate occasions.
Sharma entered Cook’s property through a closed gate without permission at around 10:30 p.m. on Dec. 4 in an effort to deliver the flowers and champagne, a filing said. “Shortly thereafter, Mr. Sharma continued to tag the Apple executive on his Twitter account, which included sexualized and inappropriate photos of Mr. Sharma with reference to the Apple executive,” it said.