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