Incubus Member Files TRO Against Former Band Member

Jan. 12 2010, Published 6:06 a.m. ET

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Chris Kilmore, the current DJ of the band Incubus, has filed a temporary restraining order against the band’s former DJ Gavin Koppel on behalf of himself and his girlfriend Alison Abiega. He had filed a restraining order against Koppel in 2003 as well. 

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Allegedly in the summer of 2009, Koppel visited the couple at their home in the middle of the night. On December 29, Koppel approached the couple as they exited a nearby store and “started in on a tirade about scratch records” and confronted Kilmore about the 2003 restraining order.

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He then said that Kilmore would “get killed” if he didn’t lift the order and made more threatening comments like telling Kilmore to watch his house before trying to engage him in a fist fight. The altercation ended after the store’s owner came out, prompting Koppel to walk away.

Kilmore also believes Koppel had a gun in his jacket pockets during the heated confrontation and that the band’s former DJ is following him.

“Mr. Koppel has harassed me and other members of Incubus for the last 11 years,” the papers also stated. Koppel, who left the band in February 1998, continues to receive royalties from the records he was part of.

A hearing is set for January 27.



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