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John Mayer Granted Restraining Order Against ‘Obsessed Fan’

John Mayer Granted Restraining Order Against ‘Obsessed Fan’

The 2019 NAMM Show, Friday, January 25

Singer John Mayer has been granted a temporary restraining order against an alleged stalker.

According to legal documents, 39-year-old Ryan Jeremy Knight has been sending Mayer and his team threats since March of this year.

The American musician claims that Knight began harassing and stalking him before then making violent and anti-Semitic threats to the singer and his team on social media.

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John Mayer backstage during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Getty Images)

Knight is also alleged to have referenced notorious murderers such as Ted Bundy and Mark David Chapman, John Lennon‘s killer.

Singer-songwriter Mayer nearly came face-to-face with Knight when performing in North Carolina in June before security removed him from the venue, the legal papers stated.

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John Mayer attends the Billboard 2018 Live Music Awards at Montage Beverly Hills on November 13, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

He has suffered “substantial emotional duress”, according to legal documents filed in Pasadena, California.

A judge granted Mayer a temporary restraining order, stating Knight must stay at least 100 feet away from the singer and his home.

The 2019 NAMM Show, Friday, January 25
John Mayer speaks at the Paul Reed Smith booth at the 2019 NAMM Show at the Anaheim Convention Center on January 25, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for NAMM)

A hearing will be held on August 27 to decide if the order should be made permanent.

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