In 2004, the wayfaring zealot sent multiple letters to Gibson, approached the actor in church and turned up at his Malibu mansion. But at that point, Sinclair was under a restraining order from the star. Less than a year earlier, Sinclair had sent multiple letters to Gibson, demanding that he join him to pray. During his trial in 2005, Sinclair represented himself and refused to mount a defense. He reportedly said the "burden of proof is going to be to heaven" and was given the maximum three-year jail sentence.