Coldplay Frontman Gets Restraining Order Against Twitter User
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 06.01.2014
Chris Martin was getting abusive tweets...
A UK man has been legally ordered not to contact Coldplay's Chris Martin after sending him abusive tweets. The BBC reports that Anthony Wells was ordered by a judge not to make any sort of contact with Martin or Countdown presenter Rachel Riley for five years. Wells admitted to sending Riley death threats; Martin didn't pursue charges against him after the plea against Riley.
Wells has been sentenced to a hospital order under the guidelines of the UK Mental Health Act. The prosecutor in the case said, "Mr Martin indicated that a plea to the charge involving Ms Riley would be acceptable to ensure that Mr Wells gets the medical help he needs and that he was content for us to not proceed in relation to the remaining charge...Taking Mr Martin's view into account, we decided it was no longer in the public interest to continue with the second charge of harassment. Everyone should be able to go about their daily lives free from harassment caused by someone deliberately making offensive, violent messages about them on social media."