Sheryl Crow can breathe a sigh of relief for now. After an hour-long hearing, Superior Court Judge James Hahn granted the country/pop rock singer a three-year restraining order against Philip Gordon Sparks who launched expletive-laden rants about her and threatened to shoot her.
"This statement was obviously extremely alarming to me," Sheryl said in her filing, adding that it was "clear to [her] that he was deeply disturbed because his posts were delusional, rambling, filled with profanity and laced with angry rants." A psychiatrist agreed that Philip was "imminently dangerous."
In his defense, Philip claimed he made such statement because he felt frustrated and believed Sheryl and film producer Harvey Weinstein stole his money, videotaped and continued following him without his consent. She obtained a temporary restraining order against him last July before getting a permanent one.