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Ex-Chili Peppers Guitarist

'I FEAR I'M BEING STALKED'

8/8/2011 2:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante believes he's being "stalked" by an obsessed female fan ... claiming "I am worried that she is unstable and that she could snap at any moment."

Frusciante filed the request in L.A. last week, saying a 32-year-old woman named August Elizabeth Thomas approached him in 2010 in the hopes of writing a screenplay about his life ... but she wouldn't take no for an answer.

In the docs, Frusciante claims Thomas began firing off aggressive emails and letters -- described as "long, rambling and overly emotional -- and in some cases, she would admit that she is 'often drunk.'" He claims Thomas also showed up to concerts where his rocker wife Nicole Turley was performing to talk about her script.

Frusciante -- who played off and on with RHCP since 1988 -- says the final straw was when Thomas showed up to his home on July 28 ... and AGAIN on July 29.  Frusciante explains, "I feel like I'm being stalked."

He adds, "I fear both for my safety and for my wife's safety. Given that my wife and I are musicians and often play at venues around the world, it is hard for us to avoid Ms. Thomas if she is free to continually show up to harass us."

Both sides are due in court later this month. Calls and emails to Thomas were not immediately returned.

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smd    

Don't flatter yourself dude.

1174 days ago
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CountryGal    

Yeah I'm sure lots of people are stalking a guitarist of a band that was big 20 years ago and are nobodies now.

1174 days ago
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Alisha    

Sadly there are a ton of mentally unstable people out there who can't figure out the difference between seeing someone in a movie or at a concert/listening to their music and them being a friend. These people have no right to show up at these peoples houses etc and it's not uncommon for them to lose sight of reality and eventually just snap. I hope he's able to get the restraining order for his family and she's able to get the mental help she quite obviously desperately needs.

1174 days ago
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AshThornton    

This is, unfortunately, true. I'm a part of a Red Hot Chili Pepper fansite and this 'August' lady posted all about this John Frusciante movie on the forum (http://stadium-arcadium.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=32439)

Here is also the KickStarter project: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2043798199/going-inside-the-heart-and-mind-of-guitarist-john

1174 days ago
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NobodySpecial    

You don't have to be a superstar to have a stalker. Years ago one of the local bands in our area had the same thing with their lead singer, and they sucked. Crazy woman tried to burn down the guys house because he would not date her.

1174 days ago
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blackboymetalhead    

I know a girl who is obsessed with the chili peppers "anthony keidis", she is from serbia, and is there now.

She came to ca a few yrs ago and met him and she is all peppers 24/7; she wants to be with him and would kill herself if he ever rejected her.

beautiful girl to who is 23. she has tried to contact him numerous times.

1174 days ago
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melissa    

i found her on fb, sent her a message to leave ol' john boy alone... im sure she'll listen... jk
but seriously, hope she's not psycho! leave john alone.

1174 days ago
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:(    

tmz you guys should profile her, and make a celebrity outta her just like casey :)

1174 days ago
9.

gemini81    

John Frusciante is an amazingly talented guitarist, who is far too underrated for how good he really is. I haven't been into Chili Peppers' new stuff, but no one can deny that he is an awesome musician! Creepy that he's being stalked, though.

1174 days ago
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i said lesbians...    

PLEASE COME BACK TO RED HOT!!!! PLEASE!!!!!!!!!

1174 days ago
11.

BK    

Anybody who knows anything about music knows that John Fruciante is one of the best guitatists of all time. He is the only reason that the Red hot Chili Peppers are known today.

1174 days ago
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Ehécatl    

He has to get a little more specific on what her problem is. Writing messages that are "long, rambling and overly emotional" could describe most of the bloggers here on TMZ.

1174 days ago
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froosh    

Country gal 20 years ago? Ok first of all rhcp holds the record for the largest and most successful single concert by a single group, second over 60 million albums sold let's see miranda lambert try to hit those numbers, third numerous grammy awards, and a bbc poll voted him the greatest guitarist of the past twenty years and yes he beat slash

1174 days ago
14.

NickSunset    

Is he hearing voices as well? I can only wonder if it is all that METH he consumed.

1174 days ago
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Chuck    

Are you people insane? John Frusciante is one of the greatest rock guitarists all time and is surely a superstar in the music world.

Idiots.

1174 days ago
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