Ellen and Portia's Home Intruder Charged With Trespassing

Celebrity News Feb. 14, 2011 AT 7:12PM
Ellen and Portia's Home Intruder Charged With Trespassing Credit: Jordan Strauss/WireImage.com

They're two of television's funniest women, but Ellen and Portia DeGeneres aren't laughing about a home invader last week.

Karen Grace Sjoden, 49, was charged with misdemeanor trespassing today; she pled not guilty. 

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Early on the morning of February 10, Sjoden was arrested outside the couple's home, where she was "laying in wait" underneath cushions on the couple's kitchen deck, according to Radaronline.com.

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Prosecutors told the court that when Sjoden was found she allegedly had the names and address of other Hollywood stars as well as a letter referencing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

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Sjoden told the court, "This is a set up."

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