The actress, who played Daphne Millbrook in the supernatural series, claims the stranger tried to barge into the house she shares with her game show host boyfriend Kevin Pereira, before declaring his love for her on the property's front lawn.

In legal documents obtained by, a judge is said to have slapped a restraining order on the man and ordered him to stay 100 yards (91 metres) from Grant and Pereira.

The actress says she had previously called police in November (14) after the man chased her in a car.