Poor Usher has got 99 problems and a b*tch is definitely one. The singer is being stalked by a woman who among other things claims that she is his wife.
According to TMZ, Usher fears that his life may be in jeopardy and has secured a temporary restraining order against 26-year-old Darshelle Jones-Rakestraw who is listed standing at 5’2″ and weighing in between 140 and 180 lbs. Court documents say that Rakestraw allegedly showed up without an invitation to Usher’s Georgia home on June 23rd to harass him and his family. She apparently pounded on his door and demanded to be let in, according to Hot 107.9.
Usher called the cops who showed up to tell Rakestraw to leave and not come back. She obeyed, but it didn’t end there. She came back the next day, prompting Usher to call the cops yet again. When they arrived, Rakestraw told them that she was Usher’s wife and had misplaced her keys. Cops didn’t buy it and arrested her. Afterwards, Usher immediately got a temporary restraining order, saying that his faux-wife “placed [him] in reasonable fear for his own safety and/or the safety of his immediate family.”
Usher is hoping to make the arrangement more permanent in a hearing next month.
Rakestraw took to YouTube, putting up a video claiming that Usher has been handing her cash under the table since last year, promised to provide her with comfortable living arrangements, and that he’d help her launch her music career. She insists that “I’m not a stalker … [Usher] has officially slandered me and defamed my character,” and is planning on filing defamation charges against the singer soon, if only to be close to him.
Strangely, Usher’s reps haven’t commented on the video, which you can watch below:
Do you think Rakestraw’s story about Usher measures up or is she a classic case of celebrity stalker?