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Janet Sued by “Stalker”

Maryland man says he never harassed singer

Janet Jackson has been sued for a second time by Eric Leon
Christian, who is the man accused of stalking her in 1997. In
November of that year, Jackson obtained a restraining order against
him for allegedly harassing and assaulting her.

On Tuesday, the thirty-one-year-old Maryland man filed a new
civil complaint in Los Angeles Superior Court against Jackson’s
company, Black Doll Inc., claiming that the 1997 restraining order
she filed was a false claim. He maintains that, contrary to her
allegations, he never met Jackson, let alone called her ninety
times, assaulted her, made threats and harassed her.

“The news media publicized the case,” explains the complaint.
“The media, however, called Eric Christian a stalker, which was
defamation and led to mental and emotional stress. Defamation and
malicious prosecution was the result of the false claim.”

Although Christian lost a $20 million defamation suit against
Jackson last year, he is asking the singer to pay $20,000 for what
he calls two false statements in her claim, as well as restitution
in the amount of $20 million. He is also asking that his Los
Angeles County criminal record of the restraining order be
amended.

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