August Elizabeth Thomas must stay 100 yards away from the guitarist until 2013
Former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante has been granted a restraining order against a woman named August Elizabeth Thomas for the next two years.
A judge granted the order on Wednesday (August 24), which states that Thomas must stay at least 100 yards away from Frusciante and his wife until 2013.
Frusciante left the group in 2009 and was replaced by former Warpaint player Josh Klinghoffer. He recently applied for the restraining order after fearing for his and family’s safety when Thomas turned up both at his concerts and his home repeatedly.
According to TMZ, Thomas originally approached the guitarist with the intention of writing a screenplay about his life and after he declined, sent him a stream of long, aggressive emails.
Frusciante wrote in the lawsuit:
I fear both for my safety and for my wife’s safety. Given that my wife and I are musicians and often play at venues around the world, it is hard for us to avoid Ms. Thomas if she is free to continually show up to harass us.