Odd Andersen, Associated Press
Actress Uma Thurman

A judge threw out a felony charge against a former mental patient accused of stalking Uma Thurman on Wednesday, leaving him to face two misdemeanor counts at a trial that would likely require the "Pulp Fiction" star to testify.

The basis for the coercion charge was an e-mail that Jack Jordan sent to Thurman, saying he would kill himself if he saw her with another man. Justice Gregory Carro agreed with the defense that the threat was unlikely to have any effect on Thurman.

Threatening to kill yourself "is not chargeable," Carro said.

The judge set Feb. 5 as a tentative trial date.