Thanks for sharing that with us, Marie. It defies the imagination what it would be like. I can't even begin to fathom it. Leonard has been exceedingly generous and kind with Kelley. That excerpt describes an unbelievably intense situation, where as Marie points out, she was wanting that man's help, not to be vindictive for a perceived wrong.
On the two-to-tango, it seems that all was fine until Leonard discovered her embezzlement and fired her. Mental illness comes from the inside and can manifest in schizophrenia, paranoid delusions, etc. without any outward precipitating factors. When some people lose their jobs and their 'status'/'standing' and then commit suicide, or return to their workplaces to mow down former bosses and co-workers, the 'two-to-tango' does not enter into the equation. They are considered as having 'lost it' and having had a mental breakdown. Her mental breakdown took a different form. Her illness and distorted perceptions [vs. greed] may have been at the heart of her embezzlement in the first place, but they certainly were in her reaction to Leonard's discovery and dismissal.
Some people don't deal with break-ups well, and to be in a position where people [women] are writing Leonard or she may have been passing on messages either direction may have wore on her for years. She had the option to quit, though, and didn't, whereas many women likely would have. Leonard had the option to fire her, which many men likely would have. One has to consider how many women would want to remain working for a man who had seriously wronged them, when the first normal instinct is to get away. Some men murder their jilting lovers; and from what Jon has said, women typically take different routes. She may have remained for purposes of revenge, but I don't know how long ago their break-up actually happened. It seems to have been rather long ago and their relationship never to have been that intense in the first place [except maybe for her and, if so, unawares to Leonard].
The real emotional complexity could have come in her having remained in a business relationship with Leonard; but it doesn't necessarily follow at all that he wronged her, in the break-up or in their business dealings. When one has been as over-the-top as she was in her reactions to him after he discovered her crime and dismissed her [embezzlement happens all the time with people who have the access, and have NO relationship beyond merely being an employee]; and when Kelley clearly must have represented herself as being trustworthy to care for Leonard's business while he was away at the monastery; it appears FAR more to be her own state-of-mind, and totally unrelated to Leonard, beyond his discovery of her embezzlement and his dismissal of her.
Reading what I have here and previously, I have to wonder if this is not some kind of record with harassment of a communication variety. It's almost as if her head/her mind is filled with demons; and, rather than banging her head on a wall, or incessantly talking to herself [or to them], or yelling out at them into the air, her illness manifested in banging on a keyboard, or on the keypad of a phone, and using those means, instead, to 'yell' at the figure central to her paranoid delusion/ideation, Leonard. As Marie noted, the above excerpt relates to someone she wanted to help her... so multiply that to the thousandth degree... and "two to tango" gets left in the dust. Not part of the equation. She had legal avenues to use had he wronged her in the legal ways she would like to suggest.
Unless something is different in California, a person cannot be placed in a mental health institution because those were done away with long ago. Hopefully, she would get some mental health treatment while incarcerated, will be open to it, and will seriously engage. Any letters to Leonard would be intercepted [and I can't imagine anyone being willing to sneak them out for mailing]. Hopefully, too, she will not be allowed access to email. Not sure how that works these days. I've heard of prisoners emailing to the outside. If she's been forbidden contact with Leonard, though, I would think that would constitute a new crime. If she were on probation, it would violate her probation and then she'd be remanded to prison for VOP [Violation of Probation, a charge in itself].
Leonard's hearing from his son, Adam, the heart-welcome words that Leonard meant far more to them than the money, and that they would do just fine without it [this is paraphrased, not the exact quote] came at an inhumanly high price.
Kelley clearly needs mental health treatment. In Florida, she could be Baker-Acted for assessment [I believe it's for 3 days], but beyond that she couldn't be institutionalized for the mental health treatment, itself. I have no idea how this can or will play out. It doesn't feel good; and I'm glad for Leonard [and his family] that at least there's a reprieve. Being on the road must have been a relief for him, but even then I'm guessing he felt compelled to insulate himself beyond far more than his fans.
May this end well for both of them. If Kelley comes around mentally, it will de facto end well for Leonard.
"Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken."
~ Oscar Wilde