Ellen DeGeneres' Trespasser Used to Work for Local Investigation Firm
"We have not sent any spies to Ellen's house," says Bobbi Bacha with the Webster, Tx.-based Blue Moon Investigations Security and Protection.
Last Thursday, former Houston resident Karen Grace Sjoden was arrested trespassing at the Beverly Hills home of Ellen DeGeneres. Yesterday, Sjoden pleaded not-guilty and also told a judge that she was "set up" while on undercover assignment with Blue Moon to investigate DeGeneres.
Bacha told Art Attack that Sjoden has no current affiliation with Blue Moon.
"She had worked for Blue Moon in the past. She was a good investigator. She did a real good job on surveillances, but it was a long time ago," says Bacha, who worked on the Robert Durst case and was played by actress Sela Ward in the 2004 TV movie Suburban Madness.
Bacha says she thinks Sjoden has been troubled since losing her autistic son in a messy divorce to a banker. Recently Bacha received several calls from Sjoden and believes Sjoden could have been stalking her. "There's some strange things in her personality, but I never thought it'd be dangerous or threatening," says Bacha, who also told us Sjoden thinks she's psychic.
"I think she needs mental help, so I hate to bail her out," says Bacha. (Sjoden's bail was set at $200,000.) She adds: "I hope that they put her in the right facility. I think she lost it after she lost her son."
More than anything, though, we think Bacha doesn't want her firm affiliated with someone that would get arrested while stalking a celebrity. Reputation's everything, of course.
"We are not doing undercover work on Ellen!" Bacha proclaims, laughing. "And if we did, she'd never catch us!"
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