Singer also claims that the Australian-born woman camped outside his house for two weeks
A restraining order has been filed against an alleged stalker whose “erratic behaviour” made Jamiroquai singer Jay Kay fear for his safety.
Jay Kay, real name Jason Cheetham, claimed that Australian-born Ilona Angel repeatedly showed up on his doorstep to declare her love for him. These incidents occurred over a six-month period.
Cheetham told Oxford Magistrates’ Court that he felt “genuine fear” for his safety following the incidents, also claiming that Angel camped outside his mansion in Buckinghamshire for two whole weeks.
A statement from the singer read: “I was genuinely in fear for my safety and the safety of the others in my home… Her visits were unpredictable and she was appearing more and more aggressive when she could not see or speak to me.”
“I believe her erratic behaviour means she is not mentally sound and I lived in fear of what she was capable of doing next.”
Angel denied harassment charges but was found guilty and given a restraining order on July 15. She has been fined £1,045 in total.
The Daily Mail reports that sentencing Judge Tim Pattinson told Angel: “This was a real cause of distress and concern to Mr Kay. You have already heard some reference from the prosecutor as to the effect this had upon him.”
“It made him even more nervous than if you had made threats. He was also concerned that you somehow even knew his dog’s name and that your calm demeanour had a sinister edge to it.”
Jamiroquai released their latest album ‘Rock Dust Light Star’ in 2010. Their eighth studio album is expected this year.