Ugh, is this going to be a thing now? Celebrity stalkers defending themselves on YouTube? We can’t even. We had thought that after the sob-inducing, food-hurling, bridesmaid-seducing mess that was Usher’s recent custody battle, the singer would be able to return to a semi-normal life. Instead Usher had to get a restraining order against alleged stalker Darshelle Jones-Rakestraw after the woman repeatedly came to his home, “pounded on his front door and demanded to be let in.” After cops were called to the scene, Jones-Rakestraw tried to claim she was Usher’s wife and had “simply misplaced her keys.” Fortunately the police officers read the same websites we do, and arrested her earlier this week.
As if that wasn’t already the worst, Darshelle allegedly posted a response video to the accusations online yesterday, which we’re sure is exactly what a lawyer would recommend someone was accused of stalking should do. In the clip Jones-Rakestaw shows off the documents detaining the restraining order against her, explaining in part, “Mr. Raymond has apparently trespassed me.” Oh boy. Concludes Darshelle, “He has officially slandered me and defamed my character.” Wow, who would have thought the fact the video sounds like it was recorded on an airport tarmac wouldn’t even make the top five weirdest things about it? Note: the fact it exists at all is number one.
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