Sheryl Crow granted restraining order against male stalker

Last Updated: Aug 16, 2012, 11:12 AM IST

Los Angeles: Singer Sheryl Crow has been granted a three-year restraining order against stalker Philip Gordon Sparks, who launched expletive-laden rants about her and threatened to shoot her.

Superior Court Judge James Hahn ordered the man to stay away from the `My Favorite Mistake` hitmaker, reported Ace Showbiz.

"His statements was obviously extremely alarming to me. It was clear to me that he was deeply disturbed because his posts were delusional, rambling, filled with profanity and laced with angry rants," Crow said.

A psychiatrist agreed that Philip was imminently dangerous.

In his defense, Philip claimed he made such statement because he felt frustrated and believed Crow and film producer Harvey Weinstein stole his money, videotaped and continued following him without his consent.

Crow obtained a temporary restraining order against him last July before getting a permanent one.