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Ex-Chili Peppers Guitarist


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

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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Chef Jack Tripper    

This guy is one of the best guitarists out there. He deserves hundreds of stalkers, thats how good he is at playing guitar.

1137 days ago


I hope RHCP's new album doesn't suck without John. I always liked his riffs, melodies, and solos.

1137 days ago


Is dude getting blown in that photo?

1137 days ago


The only thing stalking him is the has been fairy.

1137 days ago


The woman is crazy. She originally wanted to make a film about River Phoenix and didn't know who John Frusciante was come one year ago. Then, whoop, she had a scenario.

1137 days ago


Thats what you get for wearing socks on your ***** on stage - weird people tend to want to follow you around.

1137 days ago


I guess stalking is the new sex tape

1137 days ago

Jackazz flatts    

She thought he was Bruce Springsteen

1137 days ago

jimmy d    

John Frusciante is one of the greatest guitarists ever. He is a super-star amongst musicians but in the public not so much. In RHCP, Kiedis and Flea are more or less the faces of the band but Frusciante is an excellent songwriter that is and was integral to their successes. Just listen to an album with Frusciante vs. without, it is night and day. If you like any Chili Peppers songs played on the radio or hits it is Frusciante that you like. Check it out for yourself.

BTW: John, RHCP is gonna suck hard without you, so if you are reading this go back to the band (at least until I can see you in concert with them). Best.

1137 days ago


TMZ tried to contact the stalker? Isn't that asking for trouble?

I'm sure the last thing John wants to be reminded of are his heroin days when he lost all of his teeth and spent most of his time in his filthy house nodding off with Timothy Leary. Man that was gross.

1137 days ago

Jim Kettler    

this isn't real. You really need to get your **** together. This site is basically stalking.

1137 days ago


why is he not hat the Chilli Peppers anymore?

1137 days ago


Of course. From Michegan, now lives in Hollywood. How freakin passe. Oh yeah, she looks really stable too:

1137 days ago


One of the most brilliant guitarists of our time. Never thought he would get married but good for him! The woman sounds like a freak. John's fans can apparently get quite bizarre and obsessive.

1137 days ago


As a Frusciante fan, I read a lot about him on the internet, and it's weird to know that I was aware of this girl and her screenplay. She was "casting" for it all over the internet. It was always kind of sketchy, since she was obviously not a particularly experienced filmmaker and was casting through social networks. I feel very bad for John.

1137 days ago
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