Facebook Stalker: Zuckerberg's Restraining Order

By Jason Beahm on February 09, 2011 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

"You are going to go through life thinking that girls don't like you because you're a nerd. And I want you to know from the bottom of my heart that that won't be true. It'll be because you're an a--hole." -Erica Albright (Rooney Mara), The Social Network

Ms. Albright may not have been impressed by Mark Zuckerberg in The Social Network, but in real life, Zuckerberg has his own fan club of one, by the name of Pradeep Manukonda. Zuckerberg has obtained a restraining order against Pradeep; apparently the Zuck was highly concerned after 31-year-old Pradeep Manukonda traveled to the Facebook offices in in Palo Alto, California as well as Zuckerberg''s residence in an attempt to contact him, TMZ reports.

Pradeep Manukonda also allegedly sent Zuckerberg flowers and a hand-written letter. In addition, Manukonda posted a Facebook rant that included the line, "...please help me, then I am ready to die for you." Zuckerberg calls it stalking. Under the restraining order, Manukonda must stay 300 yards away from Zuckerberg, as well as his sister, Randi, and his girlfriend, Priscilla Chan.

A restraining order is issued by a court in order to prevent someone from hurting you, stalking you, or harassing you. A restraining order may also include locations such as your home or place of work.

Pradeep Manukonda says that he isn't a stalker and is sorry for the misunderstanding, "I'm a peaceful guy ... I'm sorry he thought I was trying to harm him," he told TMZ. Manukonda went on to say that he was dealing with a personal problem that he believed Zuckerberg would be able to advise him on.  Pradeep continued, "I understand he's a busy man ... I'll respect his privacy.

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