Catherine Zeta-Jones' alleged stalker Dawnette Knight's plea for reduction of her $1 million bail has been rejected by a Los Angeles judge.
L.A. Superior Court judge David Mintz refused Knight's lawyers request, saying the amount for "appropriate."
Child psychology student Knight, 33, was arrested on June 3 and has denied one charge of stalking and 24 charges of making criminal threats against the Oscar-winning actress over a two year period.
Knight's attorney Richard Herman said the court's decision was "a disappointment" and his client simply had a "girlish crush" on Zeta-Jones' husband Michael Douglas.
He explains, "I certainly believe now and have always believed that Dawnette Knight is not a threat to anyone in the past, now or in the future."
In July Zeta-Jones took to the stand at a pre-trial hearing and told of her horror of learning about the threats, which her husband and father-in-law Kirk Douglas tried to protect her from.
Of Knight's letters which threatened to chop the actress into pieces, "like Sharon Tate was,", Zeta-Jones said, "I've never in my life had anything or had anyone say anything to me so satanic. I can't even imagine how a sane human being could have these images locked in their brain."
In July, the preliminary hearing was suspended after Knight overdosed on barbiturates.
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