August 9, 2011 16:48
Former Red Hot Chili Peppers man John Frusciante files for a restraining order
Guitarist says he fears for his safety after a fan turned up at his home
Former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante has filed for a restraining order against a woman named August Elizabeth Thomas.
The axeman, who left the group in 2009 to be replaced by former Warpaint player Josh Klinghoffer, has said he fears for his and family's safety after 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 also alleges that Thomas showed up to concerts where his wife Nicole Turley was performing to talk about her script.
Frusciante writes 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.
The case will go to court later this month.
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