It's one thing to fantasize about a relationship with a celebrity crush, and it's another thing altogether to act it out in real life, to the point of causing your target to fear for his safety. That's what Usher says 26-year-old Darshelle Jones-Rakestraw has done.
He's obtained a restraining order against her after, according to court documents, he claims she showed up uninvited to his Georgia home on June 23 with the intention of harassing him and his family, TMZ and BlackAmericaWeb report.
According to court documents, Usher claims Darshelle showed up uninvited to his Georgia home on June 23 with the intention of harassing him and his family. Sources close to Usher say she pounded on his front door and demanded to be let in.
Cops were called to the scene … where they warned Darshelle to stay away from the property and told her not to come back. We're told Darshelle left the home … but not for long.
Usher says she returned the very next day. Cops were once again called to the scene … and sources tell us Darshelle tried to convince the officers she was Usher's wife and had simply misplaced her keys.
Cops didn't buy the story because Usher's not married and placed Darshelle under arrest.
Usher immediately obtained a temporary restraining order, claiming Darshelle "placed [him] in reasonable fear for his own safety and/or the safety of his immediate family."
Darshelle's side of the story — not surprisingly — is a little different. In the video below, she insists, "I'm not a stalker … [Usher] has officially slandered me and defamed my character." She adds that she's in love with the singer and that he agreed to make living arrangements for her and support her music career. In it, she doesn't claim that they're married, but if the reports are true that that's the story she's trying to sell, we would suggest referring to him by his first name instead of "Mr. Raymond" as a start.
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