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Wednesday 23 July 2014

Hannigan gets restraining order against stalker

Alyson Hannigan

Alyson Hannigan has obtained a restraining order against a man she alleges is mentally unstable and has “repeatedly threatened her” over the Internet.

A Los Angeles judge ordered New Hampshire resident John Hobbs, 43, to stay away from the How I Met Your Mother star.

TMZ reports that the 38-year-old actress filed documents stating she believes Hobbs is “mentally unstable and was recently discharged from a mental hospital.”

She claims Hobbs “posted a barrage of threatening messages directed at me and my family on various websites."

Although Alyson has never met Hobbs, she claims in the court documents that his messages have suggested he will “rape her and take her to the after life.”

"I am in severe fear for my safety and the safety of my family," she wrote.

The order also covers the actress’ husband Alexis Denisof and their two children Satyana, three, and one-year-old Keeva.

Fox News reports that police in Hobbs’s hometown of Nashua have contacted him and he “acknowledged he wanted to meet and visit” the actress in California.

"Hobbs seemed to be living in an alternate reality," the interviewing officer wrote.

The judge set a hearing for March 6 where it will be decided whether to extend the restraining order to permanent status.

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