Hugh Jackman stalker who threw razor in New York gym freed from jail
This Sept. 7, 2013 file photo shows Hugh Jackman at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
The Associated Press
Published Wednesday, March 19, 2014 7:25PM EDT
NEW YORK - A U.S. woman who admitted stalking Hugh Jackman has been released after a guilty plea and months in jail in New York City.
Katherine Thurston was freed Wednesday, although she's due back in court Thursday to work out probation details.
The woman was arrested last April. Police said she followed the "X-Men" star into a Manhattan gym where he was working out, pulled out a hair-filled razor and threw it at him. He wasn't injured.
Court records show Thurston pleaded guilty earlier this month to stalking, harassment and burglary. She was sentenced to six months in jail, which she'd already served, and five years' probation.
Defence lawyer Liz Beal says Thurston aims to go back to California and see her family.
Jackman's publicist had no immediate comment.