Justin Timberlake won the battle and the war. Despite the judge’s earlier scolding of Timberlake for not showing up for the hearing, he granted the singer/actor restraining order against alleged stalker Karen McNeil.
The order expires at midnight on November 9, 2012 (three years is the maximum for a restraining order for harassment). Timberlake had previously won a temporary restraining order against McNeil. Justin’s powerhouse lawyer Marty Singer told RadarOnline.com: “We are pleased that the court issued the three year restraining order for Justin Timberlake.”
McNeil, who was in court, was called as a witness by Timberlake’s legal team. During the ten-minute cross examination she claimed that the two have communicated online and through a mysterious medium called “thoughttransfer.”
Earlier, Timberlake’s lawyer cited his working schedule as the reason for not making it to court. His legal team also argued that Timberlake’s appearance would only give his exactly what she has been looking for.
“Mr. Timberlake has never had direct contact with her,” his team said. “She will be accomplishing what she’s wanted over the years; direct contact with my client.”