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Justin Timberlake -- Ordered to Court

11/9/2009 6:08 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Justin TimberlakeJustin Timberlake needs to tell it to the judge himself, in order to make a temporary restraining order against a harassing fan permanent.

L.A. County Superior Court Judge David Cunningham just told Justin's lawyer the star must make his case against Karen McNeil by personally testifying.

Justin's lawyer, legal pit bull Marty Singer, was furious, saying McNeil has violated the TRO 10 times already. And besides, Singer says, Justin is filming a movie and has a contract requiring him to be there.

The judge was unmoved, saying it's unfair to make a common working man appear in court but not a high-profile type who has a high-paying gig.

The judge told Singer he wants him to get in touch with Justin and have him on stand-by.

UPDATE 4:45 PM PT
-- Court is back in session and no JT in sight. McNeil herself will take the stand and Justin's lawyers will submit a declaration on JT's behalf.

UPDATE 5:15 PM PT
-- McNeil has been testifying for some time now. She says she won't continue to bother JT because she's had enough of arrogant, rich men. Child, haven't we all?

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j    

Totally agree with the judge.

1725 days ago
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the truth hurts huh    

As it should be ..... if that's what a judge would order for a "common" man, as the judge said.

1725 days ago
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A.M.D.    

I don't believe in celebrity preference but Justin didn't ask for this crazy chick to stalk him. The judicial system at times doesn't use common sense in the decision making process,the common worker would have to alter their schedule but why should they if a case such as this was not someone's fault. Dates should be able to be altered according to one's works schedule. It's not as if jobs are easy to come by these days regardless if you make 5 million a year or 5 thousand.

1725 days ago
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oreo    

I agree with the judge.

1725 days ago
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oh yaaaaaaaaaaa    

KOOKY...who the heck r u? U crack me up, no recipes today?

1725 days ago
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steve allen    

I agree with Judgie Wudgie...nyuck...nyuck...nyuck...

1725 days ago
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CINIC    

Kooky,you are my hero!!

1725 days ago
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mickey    

I think it's ridiculous that no other celebrity stalker case does the celebrity have to appear it court but Timberlake does. It sounds to me more like the judge wants to see Timberlake up close and personal. Maybe they are a bit obsessed. It's not a good idea for a stalker like this woman to be able to see timberlake in the flesh. It will probably just feed her obsessions.

1725 days ago
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samantha    

My only question is, why would ANYBODY be interested in stalking this ugly, overrated douchebag to begin with? He's not even good looking. Talk about scraping the bottom of the barrell! Yuck!

1725 days ago
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BB    

Justin's the man. See why here http://www.931theparty.com/iplaylist/artist/373055/?_show

Maybe the judge is just a huge JT fan and wants a little face time. Why else waste all this time on a repeat offender?

1725 days ago
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Brother Harold, S.J.    

GOOD FOR THE JUDGE! THIS TIMBERLAKE IS A PIECE OF NO-TALENT, UNATTRACTIVE RUBBISH.

1725 days ago
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PR    

Right on Judge.

1725 days ago
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nadia    

i do not agree with the judge. it gives the stalker what she wants. the opportunity to bring him to her and see him in person.. again. i feel this way for any victim who is being stalked. let the attorneys handle it. i know it is easier said due to fraudulent files for restraining orders but in certain cases such as this one they have plenty of evidence.

1725 days ago
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susan    

No one should have to face a stalker in court. Your just feeding their obsession. Plus Timberlake is filming today. There are pictures of him on set.

1725 days ago
15.

Master PI    

Maybe JT should hire Geragos

1725 days ago
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