Sheryl Crow has been in fear for her life after learning of disturbing Facebook posts from a man who thinks the singer is out to get him. Now, Crow's getting the protection she seeks thanks to a Los Angeles County judge who's granted her a temporary restraining order against the man who's made the threats.
A TRO against Phillip Gordon Sparks, 45, was granted on July 24 and the order requires the man to stay 100 yards away and not attempt to contact the singer, her family or any of her employees.
On Monday, TMZ obtained the legal documents filed by Crow to secure a restraining order against Sparks who’s been getting weirder and weirder, social media style, since April.
The following quotes are from Crow herself, and were taken directly from the recently filed court docs:
"It was clear to me that [Sparks] was deeply disturbed because his posts were delusional, rambling, filled with profanity and laced with angry rants."
"Other posts claimed that I was supposedly filming him surreptitiously, tried to have him arrested and that I had stolen money from him."
Sparks seems delusional, thinking Crow a gun-crazed petty theft claiming that she "had broken into his house because [she] was looking for his gun."
Right, because she has time for that….
It’s so ridiculous it might be funny, that is, if last week he hadn’t started making actual threat against her and her family.
Crow says he went into the offices of the Screen Actors Guild and told an employee that he was going to shoot Sheryl Crow.
Now, it’s officially really damn scary.
A hearing on a three-year protective order is scheduled for August 14 in Santa Monica, California.