The Mystic River actor allegedly called the police to file a report last week (ends04Dec16) after the unnamed woman first appeared at his home in Malibu, California when he was in the property. He allegedly told officers she had tried to contact him around 50 times via phone or email this year (16), according to TMZ.com.

The 51-year-old female turned up his home for a second time within two days and police officers were called again. She was arrested for felony stalking and taken into custody. It isn't known if the actor was present on the second occasion.

The woman, who reportedly believes she has a romantic relationship with Penn, was released from custody the following day on $150,000 (£118,000) bail.