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Timberlake stalker must stay away

Justin Timberlake
Timberlake said he 'feared for his personal safety'

Justin Timberlake has been granted a permanent restraining order against a woman accused of stalking him.

The singer, 28, said in court documents that Karen McNeil repeatedly trespassed and broke into his Los Angeles home last month.

McNeil, 28, who represented herself in court, said she thought that she was destined to marry Timberlake and "to rule" with him.

She was ordered to stay away from the star and his home for three years.

Timberlake described McNeil as an "obsessed and mentally unstable stalker" whom he "does not personally know or have any relationship with".

'All lies'

"Ms McNeil's ever-increasing, aggressive and harassing conduct are extremely distressing," he said in a written declaration.

"I fear for my personal safety, and that of my family and friends."

During the hearing, Judge David Cunningham ordered a five-minute break after an outburst by McNeil when he issued the order.

Outside court, she said: "That was all lies. I did not break into Justin's house. I was let on the property."

Last month, Timberlake was granted a temporary restraining order after Ms McNeil was arrested on his property having brought a taxi full of her belongings along with her.

Timberlake was not in court for the hearing.

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