Justin Timberlake's jet set life may be the stuff of glamorous magazine covers but the judge presiding over the case against his alleged stalker is unimpressed and has ordered the star to show up in court.
"The problem you have is the burden of proof. You need to get Timberlake here," L.A. County Superior Court Judge David Cunningham said on Monday. "Given the elements that are necessary you're going to have to produce him... even people who are famous have to appear... Nicole Richie will be here next week."
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 alleged stalker Karen McNeil 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."
Still, the judge pushed for Timberlake's presence adding: "Find out what date he can do it. I expect high profile people to comply with the rules."