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A woman has received a restraining order after she allegedly sent Apple boss Tim Cook hundreds of ‘threatening’ messages and showed up at his apartment.

The temporary order, which requires the 45-year-old woman to stop harassing, stalking and contacting the tech company’s chief executive, was issued by a court on Friday.

In a petition for the order, Apple said the Virginia woman began harassing Mr Cook in October 2020 when she tweeted that they were married and he was the father of her twins.

She is also accused of sending 200 emails to Mr Cook in the space of a month, with messages showing a “significant escalation in tone” and becoming “threatening and very disturbing”, NBC reported, citing the petition.

Photo of a handgun and ‘Cook HIV’

In one message, the mother allegedly sent a picture of a loaded handgun and in another she said she would never forgive or forget Mr Cook.

Apple claimed it had created dozens of companies in its name across California, New York and Virginia, including one with “Safe Sexclinic, Cook HIV” in its name.

In September last year, the petition suggests the woman emailed Mr Cook saying she was applying to be his roommate in Palo Alto.

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“Suicide in his apartment”

The following month, she reportedly drove her Virginia Porsche to her flat and asked security guards if she could speak to Mr Cook.

They refused and told her to leave but she returned 20 minutes later and the guards called the police, the petition states.

Once officers arrived, she reportedly told them she was staying put and “could get violent.”

The woman reportedly continued to email and tweet Mr Cook, asking in a December message for $500million in cash and saying in a January tweet that he would ‘commit suicide in his apartment’.

The company requested that the restraining order apply to Mr. Cook and all company employees, which was granted.

The next hearing in this case is scheduled for March 29.

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