It’s tough being gorgeous. But QVC host Lisa Robertson has had to pay the price, and she has our sympathy, no joke. We were stalked once, many years ago, believe it or not.
Over the years we have heard tales and seen posted newspaper stories about her being stalked, but the Daily Mail of Great Britain, no less, seems to have all the details about how this poor woman has been hounded by a bunch of nut jobs over the past two decades. And it’s not funny.
According to the story, which is quite juicy yet quite sad for Robertson, at one point she was being stalked by three kooks at once.
The article quotes from court proceedings where Robertson says that she has numerous alarms at her $800,000 home, but still lays awake at night worried that one of her “admirers” is going to get into her house. Read the Daily Mail story for all the details. But several of these creepy stalkers have followed her and even showed up in QVC Land, Pennsylvania, to see her.
During the years that Robertson, who the story says is 48, has been targeted QVC has taken out a number of injunctions to keep her stalkers away from her.
The story has has numerous photos, we don’t how they got them, of former beauty queen Robertson, her family and even one of her dates.
We posted a link to the Daily Mail story yesterday on Facebook, and several of our friends were shocked by some comments that a local newspaper supposedly made about Robertson. As our posters noted, this editor seemed to blame Robertson, the victim, for her stalkers.
The story quoted Kathy Brady Shea, managing editor of the Chester County Times, who seemed to sympathize with Robertson’s sick stalkers.
“All of these cases involved sad, lonely, alienated men with apparent mental health issues,” the Daily Mail quoted Shea as saying.
“Yes, Lisa Robertson is a victim and some of these folks are scary but her show is a magnate for these guys. She’s on late at night, she comes across as provocative with a come-hither attitude. She’s perky, coiffed, manicured and heavily made up … Yet QVC just keeps using their legal hammer to come down on these people,”
As one friend wrote on our Facebook wall, “Yeah, blame the victim. She (Robertson) should wear less makeup, gain 30 pounds, be less flirty, and demand to work only in the morning.”
We don’t consider stalkers harmless, misguided souls. When we were at Northwestern, we worked part-time at the library. We noticed that a computer grad student keep popping up when we were working. Then we would see him constantly when we were in the library, in a carrel studying.
We had a conversation with him, tried to nicely tell him we were not interested, but it didn’t sink in. We got up one Sunday morning to work our early shift, and we saw him outside our apartment building.
We graduated and left Evanston to return to New Jersey, and shortly after we got back we received a beautiful bouquet of long-stemmed roses. We were so excited, until we looked at the card and saw that he had sent them. Beyond creepy. Scary.
We remembered him when we were covering a murder trial of a young, vibrant woman in Bergen County years later. The accused killer was a nerdy, socially maladjusted young man. The defense argued that the pretty victim was having an affair with this loser.
We would bet $1 million we know what happened. She was a good person, and she was trying to be nice to this guy who was clearly out of her league, to not hurt his feelings. The trouble is when you are nice to these kinds of dudes, they view it as you actually being interested in them, and it encourages them.
Maybe she was finally telling him him the hard truth, without sugarcoating it, and he snapped and killed her.
Our point is, lonely or emotionally troubled or not, these stalkers are people to fear.
So Lisa, keep those alarms on. Get a big dog. And one poster suggested you even get a gun and learn how to use it.