CNN’s Anderson Cooper has a stalker — a gaunt, scraggly-haired, 40-year-old Queens man who has the steely-eyed anchor stud fearing for his life.
Since 2008, Alex Hausner — described as a gay, Jewish white supremacist — has allegedly made unwelcome phone calls plus four attempts to see Cooper, last month trying to kick down the red, lacquered door to the posh, four-story West Village converted firehouse that Cooper shares with his hunky, bar-owner boyfriend.
“I swear to f--king God, don’t insult me,” a security camera caught Hausner shouting as he kicked, according to court papers. “I’m going to f--k you up!”
CREEPY: Alex Hausner (left) has been charged with stalking CNN anchor Anderson Cooper over a five-year period.
In his three decades as a newsman, Cooper has ducked Israeli rockets in Gaza and braved radioactive clouds in Japan.
But it’s Hausner — a Far Rockaway, Queens, psychiatric patient — who now has him rattled, court papers say.
“I can prove from my sources that his boyfriend has sent people after me,” a fidgety Hausner, sitting in Manhattan Criminal Court last night before his arraignment, said of Cooper.
The boyfriend, Benjamin Maisani, who owns an East Village gay bar, is also a victim, prosecutors say.
“He’s a thug and a mongrel,” Hausner seethed to a Post reporter of Maisani.
“They said I was not to be there — that’s not true,” Hausner ranted.
Hausner, who wore ripped jeans and a black T-shirt featuring the X-Men was ordered held in lieu of $75,000 bail on felony first-degree menacing, and misdemeanor harassment and stalking.
“He was told on numerous occasions not to call” Cooper, Assistant DA Rachel Ehrhardt said in court.
On June 22, Hausner “showed up at Anderson Cooper’s house, and he was told that he did not have permission to be at that location,” the prosecutor said.
Hausner has prior felony and misdemeanor convictions, she said.
“He was a radical — he believed in his [Jewish] religion, and he believed in the one race, the white race,” an ex-neighbor at Hausner’s SRO told The Post last night.
Cooper’s legal representative, Jason Berland, declined comment.
Cooper, who is the son of Gloria Vanderbilt, purchased the 8,000-square-foot, landmark, 1906 firehouse for $4.3 million — complete with brass fireman’s pole — three years ago.
Cooper also owns an estate in Quogue.
Additional reporting by Georgett Roberts