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Clay Aiken's Alleged Stalker

I'm NOT Some Crazed Fan

I WAS CATFISHED!!!

2/6/2014 2:44 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Don't text strangers kids ... especially strangers claiming they're Clay Aiken ... because chances are, you're being catfished and it could ruin your life.

TMZ broke the story ... Barbara Saylor was arrested for entering Clay's North Carolina home with binoculars. She was charged with trespassing and stalking.

Barbara's attorney Ken Steinberg now tells TMZ, the 58-year-old is actually the victim ... of an elaborate catfishing scam.

We're told Barbara met Clay years ago after his "American Idol" stint -- they even exchanged contact information ... somehow, Barbara got the wrong phone number and began texting a stranger.

Barbara's lawyer says the catfisher played Barbara like a fiddle -- carrying on a non-romantic, Manti Te'o-type text relationship with her for YEARS ... leading her to believe he was actually Clay Aiken.

The scam culminated with the catfisher goading Barbara to visit Clay at his house in North Carolina ... which she did  ... and that's when she got arrested.

Barbara's attorney turned over all text records to the court to prove she was a victim, not a perp.  The case was dismissed and late last week paperwork was filed to expunge the arrest from her record.

Sadly, she lost her job over the whole thing.

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16.

Me    

Why did she have binoculars if she thought she was invited??

198 days ago
17.

August    

I wonder if John Paulus, Clay's ONE-NIGHT STAND BAREBACK TRICK" will be voting for Clay?

198 days ago
18.

William Foresman    

Did she forget he was gay???

198 days ago
19.

CyndiChainsaW    

Ewww who would stalk him?

198 days ago
20.

Rigby    

Lol totally I always bring binoculars on a date! Hahaha Victim my ass. Stalker sounds about right.

197 days ago
21.

Eye roll     

Clay Aiken is a little nobody jerk. He's rude and mean and acts like a diva.

197 days ago
22.

Fry Daddy    

I didn't know he still had fans let alone a stalker! WTF!

197 days ago
23.

Jan    

Clay is running for Congress in his home state of North Carolina.

197 days ago
24.

Hugh Janus    

That sucks that she lost her job

197 days ago
25.

nof    

The old, "It was somebody else's fault but now we can't find him."

But seriously...

How about some Secret Service protection for North Carolina's next Governor?

Plus what about the time they caught this chick coming down Clay's chimey?

Later saying the old, "Someone had told her she'd be Santa Claus that year?"

Feel me?

197 days ago
26.

nof    

@ Jughead
"Queerios and those who love them. It's a freaktard world, folks."
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Hard to believe your nic is "Jughead."

Must by a typo.

197 days ago
27.

August    

John Paulus says Clay likes it BAREBACK RAW & DEEP...

197 days ago
28.

Sanguiano    

I think that jus ten brier is a nuts he was driving drunk and racing hello DUI on his way straight to jail

197 days ago
29.

hunter37    

The that comment of this article is crap...barb didn't lose her job because of this. She lost it because she is incompetent and was making choices that were putting patients lives in danger. No one who is this dumb and disconnected from reality should be running a hospital laboratory.

196 days ago
30.

john flynn    

I don't. Buy her catfish story she. Came there with. Binoculars. Sounds. Like lawyer. Crap. Guily as charged.

195 days ago
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