Gwyneth Paltrow. Picture: Twitter

Gwyneth Paltrow has filed for civil harassment prevention against an alleged stalker.

The 45-year-old actress is seeking the protective order against a 35-year-old man who has previously targeted stars including Kim Kardashian West and Ivanka Trump.

He is currently being jail after being arrested by police over three outstanding warrants.

The Blast reports that it is currently unclear what the man did to lead Gwyneth to file her protective order but he "has a history of harassing his targets over social media and through email".

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This is not the first time Gwyneth has been targeted by an obsessive fan.

In 2016, she testified in court about her alleged stalker, Dante Soiu - who was previously found not guilty of stalking Gwyneth by reason of insanity in 2000 and sent to a mental institution for several years.

However, after his release he was accused of sending the actress up to 66 letters between 2009 and 2015, which she found "disturbing".

Mr Soiu - who was accused of stalking the actress for 17 years - denied all charges.

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Gwyneth's testimony referred to letters and packages dating back to 1999 which she received from Soiu and contained pornography, earrings and a statement that he wanted to "excise her sin with a scalpel".

He also said he wanted to marry her.

Deputy District Attorney Wendy Segall said that Soiu has shattered the mother-of-two's sense of security. His lawyer said Soiu has simply written letters to Paltrow, and that recent letters haven't included pornography.

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