A well-known television and film actress who has been performing in a play at the Gloucester Stage Company says that she is being harassed by the same man accused of stalking late-night talk show host Conan O'Brien.
Lindsay Ann Crouse, a 60-year-old actress who owns a home in Gloucester, reported the harassment to police on Saturday afternoon. She told detectives that she has received two "very disturbing" letters from David J. Ajemian, a 48-year-old Boston priest.
Crouse says that Ajemian hand-delivered one of the letters to the East Main Street theater. He was positively identified as Ajemian by the employee who took the letter, according to the police report.
The second letter was sent through the mail.
Ajemian, whose last priesthood assignment was in Stoneham, was placed on leave after his arrest last fall for stalking Conan O'Brien. He admitted to sending letters and DVDs to the star's home and office, and was arrested while trying to get into a taping of O'Brien's late-night talk show.
He avoided jailtime in the case in April, when he pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of disorderly conduct and agreed to stay away from O'Brien for two years.
It was unclear yesterday why Ajemian was allegedly writing letters to Crouse. The contents of the letters were not revealed in the police report.
Crouse's acting career spans four decades, including an Academy Award-nominated performance in the 1984 film "Places in the Heart, and more recent guest-starring roles on such television shows as "ER," "Law and Order" and "CSI."
She has played a professor on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and a discontented hockey wife in the Paul Newman comedy, "Slap Shot."
Over the summer Crouse was performing in the Gloucester Stage Company's production of "Going to St. Ives." She is a longtime Gloucester resident.
Gloucester police detectives are planning to consult with the District Attorney's Office to determine if charges should be filed against Ajemian.
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