EXCLUSIVE: Ellen DeGeneres' Home Intruder Was 'Laying In Wait' & Had Other Stars' Addresses, Prosecutor Tells Court


Feb. 14 2011, Published 3:44 p.m. ET

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A woman arrested outside Ellen and Portia DeGeneres' home last week was “laying in wait” underneath cushions on the television star’s kitchen deck, is reporting.

What’s more, Karen Grace Sjoden was allegedly found with names and addresses of other Hollywood celebrities and had a “rambling letter” that referenced Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, prosecutors have told the court.

Sjoden, who was charged with misdemeanor trespassing on February 14, is being arraigned in a Beverly Hills courtroom before Judge Marsha Revel, where stunning new details are emerging about the incident.

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The 49-year-old woman, who pled not guilty, was first found at the 53-year-old talk show host and comediane’s house around 3am, but left on her own accord, when security was called.

She later returned, around 5am.

“This is a set up,” Sjoden said in court, before ranting that she was working on some form a private investigator job.

UPDATE 3.35pm PT: Judge Revel set bail at $200,000 and ordered Sjoden not to go within 100 yards of DeGeneres.


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