Woman Charged for Allegedly Stalking Soundgarden Singer Chris Cornell
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 07.30.2014
She has to stay away from Cornell and his family…
The Tampa Bay Times reports that a woman was arrested for allegedly stalking and harassing Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell and his family. Accoding to an FBI agent's federal court complain, the woman in question, Jessica Robbins of Tampa Bay, Florida, was taken into custody on July 25 after allegedly sending numerous social media messages that caused Cornell and his family to fear for their lives.
Robbins is said to have used different online usernames to post more than 100 messages about Cornell and his wife, Vicky. The couple removed their two children from a New York school due to fear that Robbins could harm them, per court records. Robbins was later released on Friday after posting the $50,000 bail. However, a Tampa court has ruled that she is not allowed to have contact with Cornell and his family or to use the Internet. She also has to wear an ankle bracelet.
The charges against Robbins reportedly go back to 2008 or 2009 when Robbins organized a public signing for Cornell. She ran toward Cornell and yelled his name and asked if he received her manuscripts. Cornell claims he had never met the woman in court records. After the incident, Robbins posted online videos accusing Cornell of plagiarizing her writings.
Later on, she posted an online message that alleged that Vicky Cornell was abusing her children and was addicted to drugs. She later contacted the New York State Office of Children and Family Services with the same accusation. Also, she wrote online that she traveled to Cornell's home in last year to visit the singer but was not able to access an elevator to get in.
Cornell and his wife claim they have suffered "emotional trauma, inability to focus on work activities, sleep loss, and anxiety."