OSCAR-winning actress Halle Berry is breathing a sigh of relief after a Los Angeles judge ordered a dangerous male stalker to stay at least 100 yards away from her and two of her associates yesterday (07JUN04).

The order bars fantasist GREG BROUSSARD from having any contact with the GOTHIKA star, her publicist KAREN SAMFILIPPO and her manager Vincent CIRRINCIONE.

And the MONSTER'S BALL beauty says she's relieved the dangerous situation is now under control.

Berry explains, "Mr. Broussard, a stranger to me, has imagined a relationship with me wherein he and I are engaged to be married, and that my manager and publicist are preventing him from being with me.

"I do not know Mr. Broussard and do not wish to have any contact with him. The threats he has relayed make me fear for my own safety as well as those who represent me."

08/06/2004 17:03