LATEST: Actor John Cusack's alleged stalker has accepted a plea deal in court to stay out of prison.
Emily Leatherman initially dismissed the deal in court earlier this week (08Oct08), but pleaded no contest to a felony count of stalking on Friday (10Oct08).
She was placed on probation for five years and will undergo mandatory psychiatric counselling.
A Los Angeles judge also ordered her to stay away from Cusack, his home, and business for the next decade.
Leatherman was arrested outside Cusack's home in March (08). In 2006, Cusack was granted a temporary restraining order, stipulating Leatherman must stay at least 500 feet (150 metres) away from him, his home, his work, his car and offices or companies where he does business.
In a statement read in court by the absent Cusack's lawyer, the actor revealed he had never met his alleged stalker and now hoped she received the help she needs.