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Justin Timberlake Stalker Karen McNeil Gets Served

By Minara El-Rahman | Last updated on

Justin Timberlake's stalker gets served... with a restraining order that lasts three years.

After some court drama, Justin Timberlake was finally granted his wish of a restraining order against his stalker Karen McNeil.

The drama started over the fact that Justin Timberlake did not appear in court in order to request the restraining order against the crazed fan as reported by The Examiner. He was granted a temporary restraining order last month against the woman.

L.A. County Superior Court Judge David Cunningham said: "The problem you have is the burden of proof. You need to get Timberlake here."

While the judge had a valid point, Justin Timberlake's attorney released a statement that said that his appearance in court is exactly what his stalker wants:

"Mr. Timberlake has never had direct contact with her. She will be accomplishing what she's wanted over the years; direct contact with my client."

In spite of this statement, the judge requested that Mr. Timberlake appear in court. However, Justin Timberlake did not have to appear in court in the end. He was unavailable due to scheduling conflicts.  

BBC reports that Justin Timberlake wrote in a written statement that he feared for the safety of himself, family and friends because of the stalker.

McNeil represented herself. According to RadarOnline, she revealed how mentally unstable she was during a cross examination by Timberlake's attorney.

She claimed that she spoke with the pop star online and that they also spoke through a strange medium called "thoughttransfer."

The fan's strange behavior did not stop there; the presiding judge had to call a five minute recess because of an outburst from the obsessive fan when the judge issued the order.

Good thing Justin did not show up to court. Who knows what Karen McNeil might have done?

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