The threats were made on twitter on two seperate accounts. One read, “I’m going to murder Ellen Page. She’s dead.” The othe read “Ellen Page if you continue to date Alexander [Skarsgard] I will K-1-L-L you in public in the next year … Be it in a club, at a game, in a restaurant, or when you’re signing autographs.”
The actress, 20, was spotted with Alexander Skarsgard at a hockey game in Los Angeles last month. The actor stars in HBO’s “True Blood.” The two star together in an upcoming movie entitled “The East”, A story centered on contract worker who is tasked with infiltrating an anarchist group, only to find herself falling for its leader.
Los Angeles Police Department has sent a search warrant to Twitter for information about the accounts, while the tweets reportedly have been removed.
“The Internet makes it easier with YouTube, with Twitter, because these stalkers believe that the celebrities are actually talking directly to them,” Rhonda Saunders, a Los Angeles County assistant district attorney who specializes in stalking cases told news outlets.
The LAPD also stated that the messages coincided with a phone call to organizers of the L.A. Film Festival, where Page’s new movie, “To Rome with Love” premiered June 14. Police said the caller promised to attend the festival and “kill Page.”
Page did not attend the movie’s premier at the festival.