Chris Martin is scheduled to appear in court tomorrow to testify against his alleged stalker but the Coldplay frontman is doing everything he can to try and keep that from happening.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Martin is requesting that he give testimony by phone or videoconference, rather than appear in person. He points out that the key witnesses in the case — his Director of Security and a forensic psychiatrist — will be there to testify.
Martin claims his testimony would be “limited” because “it will be focused on his reaction to the threats reported to him, and his desire for entry of the restraining orders.”
He claims that his alleged stalker, Ariana Joyce, “has demonstrated that she lacks the ability to control herself” in court and that she “needed to be removed from the courtroom” during a hearing last week.
“A personal appearance by [Chris Martin],” he argues, “may be disruptive to the courthouse and court personnel, and may require additional security personnel and procedures.”
A judge has yet to rule.
As The Blast first reported, Chris Martin filed for a temporary restraining order against Joyce, who he believes has been stalking him for quite some time. Martin she has come to his home multiple times and even placed a package inside his gate. He also claims the police have been involved and told her to stay away.
The order was granted and a hearing to make the order permanent is scheduled for tomorrow. As for whether or not Martin will be there in person … stay tuned.