It turns out that creepy stalker who has been showing up at Kelly Clarkson‘s house to leave her gifts is actually a woman, not a man as first reported. And on Friday (Dec 9), a judge granted the afternoon talk show host a temporary restraining order against the person.
According to legal documents, obtained by TMZ, Kelly requested a TRO against 56-year-old Huguette Nicole Young. The American Idol alum also wanted her family (daughter River and son Remy) her nanny and her house manager also protected from the trespasser.
Kelly’s attorney Ed McPherson, filed documents that say the alleged harassment started at the end of October. Head of Kelly’s security, Michael Lopez, who has been running the singer’s security for the past five years years, claims Young has shown up to her home at least 18 times, often leaving gifts and notes for Kelly. TMZ has posted a bunch of photos of the trespasser taken with security cams.
Kelly Clarkson alleged stalker was warned, would apologize, but kept coming back…18 times!
Lopez claims Young left an assortment of items on Kelly’s porch, including things like dog toys, stickers, plants, and seeds. The legal documents claim another security guard once told Young she was on camera and is trespassing, and they say she apologized but kept returning to the home after the warning.
Kelly asked the judge to keep Young at least a football field away from her home, job, and children’s school.
Police got involved after Kelly’s security finally called LAPD to file a report. TMZ reports that the department’s Threat Management is investigating.
The trespasser could be harmless–an overzealous fan struggling with mental health issues. However, consider that The Voice alum Christina Grimmie was shot to death in 2016 by a disturbed man who was obsessed with her. And former American Idol judge Paula Abdul was stalked by a “fan,” Paula Goodspeed, who appeared on American Idol as her “biggest fan.” She eventually shot herself dead in front of Paula’s house.