UMA THURMAN cried and shook with terror after JACK JORDAN tried to force his way into her movie set trailer, the actress' wardrobe assistant testified on the first day of the alleged stalker's trial on Monday (28Apr08), the CM reported.
Joseph La Corte told the jury at New York's Manhattan Supreme Court how two minders had to block Jordan, and how Thurman was left hysterical by the episode in November 2005.
He said, "Her hands were shaking, she was soaked (from tears). She couldn't sit still."
Thurman's former personal assistant Lisa Grondin also revealed how the trauma caused her to take up smoking again.
Jordan is also accused of sending letters and notes to Thurman while she shot My Super Ex-Girlfriend in the city; in one, threatening to kill himself is she didn't date him. Another read, "My hands should be on your body at all times."
After pleading not guilty to misdemeanour stalking, aggravated harassment and felony coercion, Jordan's lawyer contended that his letters were not illegal, telling the court, "( Jordan) does not think the way you and I think. He doesn't know the boundaries you and I know. He thinks it's romantic."
Thurman is scheduled to testify on Tuesday (Apr08). The case continues.