Singer Sheryl Crow revealed to a judge this week that a delusional fan is claiming she stole money from him and that he will shoot her if the money is not returned immediately.
Crow on Monday filed a restraining order against 45-year-old Phillip Gordon Sparks, claiming that he began leaving “disturbing” messages on her Facebook account as early as April 2012.
In her court filing Crow reveals:
“It was clear to me that [Sparks] was deeply disturbed because his posts were delusional, rambling, filled with profanity and laced with angry rants.”
In another court filed statement Crow claims that Sparks thought she “had broken into his house because I was looking for his gun.”
Sheryl Crow goes on to say:
“Other posts claimed that I was supposedly filming him surreptitiously, tried to have him arrested and that I had stolen money from him.”
Crow says Sparks showed up at the offices for the Screen Actors Guild last week and told an employee he was going to “just shoot me.”
The permanent restraining order request according to Crow is needed because she now fears for the lives of her family and friends, employees, manager and other workers around her.
The judge overseeing the case must now decide whether or not he should offer protection for Crow and 16 other people including her two young boys, her nanny, her sister, several assistants and others.
A ruling in regard to the permanent restraining order has not yet been issue but is expected to be approved soon.