Alison Sweeney has received extra protection from a fan who she says threatened and harassed her with a barrage of messages.
A judge extended “Days of Our Lives” veteran Sweeney’s restraining order against Oklahoma man Jon Christopher LuVisi, who allegedly harassed and threatened her “via online social media platforms visible to hundreds of thousands of people,” causing her to suffer “significant emotional distress, lack of sleep, and fear for the safety of herself and her family, including her children, resulting from Defendant’s repeated harassment and threats.”
Under the extended order, which was issued Wednesday and now extends to July 26, 2020, LuVisi has been barred from harassing, intimidating, molesting, attacking, stalking, threatening and assaulting Sweeney. He is also barred from contacting her in any way, including through electronic means, and has been ordered to stay at least 1,000 yards away from her.
Papers filed earlier this month said that LuVisi contacted Sweeney via social media and her personal email account, and his messages became “increasingly odd and troubling, culminating in a deluge of bizarre messages” in September and October 2016.
The papers also said that he began demanding $2,700 from Sweeney and cooked up an “imagined affair” with her that he threatened to tell her husband about.
“You don’t learn. Do you. Just remember I warned you,” LuVisi allegedly wrote at one point. “People should know that Alison Sweeney and I had an affair which I can prove. Yes that’s right she cheated on her husband with me.”
LuVisi also allegedly told Sweeney, “Bitch you better answer me” and “You can’t hide from me you sorry ass bitch.”
Sweeney said that, at one point, LuVisi posted her private home address online, along with more threats.
According to the documents, Sweeney contacted the California Highway Patrol, who conducted a joint investigation with law enforcement in Oklahoma. LuVisi’s wife told authorities that he had “been a fan of [Sweeney’s] for several years” and had “become infatuated with” her, and that she had nearly divorced him over the obsession.
Pamela Chelin contributed to this report.