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Ne-Yo & Clive Davis

FBI Contacted Over

DEATH THREATS

9/12/2011 5:55 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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A man who allegedly threatened to shoot Ne-Yo in the head was detained for a psychiatric evaluation in L.A. ... and top ranking execs at Sony Music believe they are also on the hit list.

Sony Music Entertainment has just obtained a temporary restraining order against Jeff Choi -- who allegedly has been making deranged, escalating threats for months ... because he believes the music company released several songs ABOUT HIM without permission.

Sony claims Choi sent hundreds of threatening emails, made dozens of angry phone calls and even went down to the Sony offices in person to complain ... but was escorted out of the building after he became belligerent.

According to court docs, Choi believes Ne-Yo, Sony honcho Clive Davis and Sony CFO Kevin Kelleher are all to blame ... and he's made threats to "shoot people in the head" unless Sony pays him $800,000.

Sony security contacted the FBI -- which conducted its own investigation and decided to detain Choi for a psychiatric evaluation in August. He was eventually taken to a mental health facility, where he he continued to phone in threats to Sony execs.  The FBI and federal prosecutors have now decided to prosecute Choi for making the threats.

Sony then filed for the restraining order against Choi -- fearing he will make good on his threats when/if he is released from custody.

An L.A. County Superior Court judge granted the request -- temporarily banning Choi from going near the Sony offices and requiring him to stay 100 yards away from Davis and Kelleher.

The court will determine whether to extend the restraining order on Sept. 28.

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1.

anon.    

Another psycho.

1107 days ago
2.

Holmgren    

You think getting a restraining order against someone is going to stop them from putting a bullet in your head? Do these restraining orders come with a force field nowadays?

1107 days ago
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Craig    

So it's not clear from the article - is he still in the mental health facility and they just filed the restraining order as a matter of course? Clearly this guy is disturbed and needs to remain institutionalized indefinitely. At least they were able to detain him for evaluation.

1107 days ago
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CriticXtreme    

Maybe the underlying issue is that this guy (like the rest of us) is tired of all of the suckie music both of you keep putting out. And Clive Davis, two words for Whitney Houston - "It's over...".

1107 days ago
5.

Sincerity    

Just to be on the safe side, everyone this guy has threatened has no other choice except to beef up their security. It would be interesting to know, if he ever actually worked with any of the parties mentioned in this article. Who knows, he may not be as "crazy" as people think. If he's actually owed any royalties, he should get a lawyer to look into his claims. People are ripped off all the time especially when they don't understand how to establish the legal groundwork to protect their creative works.

1107 days ago
6.

Happy    

man that yo is an ugg.

1106 days ago
7.

Big Daddy    

You people forgot how to send confirmation letters. And who are these tools in this article. Nobody cares.

1106 days ago
8.

Raejean    

Who???

1106 days ago
9.

RehabDJ    

What's with the duck mouth?

1106 days ago
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A.M.D    

Alright he might be a little off but "why" exactly does he believe this? The article didn't mention the reasoning or the songs which would give a clearer picture. Did he used to work for Sony, did he give someone songs to look at, etc.

1106 days ago
11.

Jackie    

I wonder if he's gay...Cause his expression on face doesn't look manly.

1106 days ago
12.

WLou    

Is he wearing lipgloss? Why does he always have this gay expression on his face?

1106 days ago
13.

TheVolleyballGod    

That is one ugly mug

1106 days ago
14.

dsava    

she is a moster

1106 days ago
15.

Tracey H    

"A Crazed Gay Man" otherwise known as...an ex-lover

1105 days ago
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