A man who is described as a delusional and homeless stalker, who has reportedly threatened to attack pop singer Sheryl Crow, has also threatened to shoot film producer and studio boss Harvey Weinstein, TMZ.com reports.
Weinstein, the co-founder of Miramax Films and co-chairman of The Weinstein Company, reportedly says he fears for his life.
“Weinstein — arguably the most powerful man in Hollywood — obtained a temporary restraining order against Phil Sparks … a homeless man who believes Weinstein and Crow teamed up to ruin his life,” the story reports. “In the docs, filed in L.A. County Superior Court, Weinstein claims he’s never met Sparks … but says the man believes he and Sheryl ‘robbed’ him, blacklisted him from Hollywood, spied on him and tried to cover up the murder of publicist Ronni Chasen.”
Weinstein says Sparks called the Screen Actors Guild last month and threatened to shoot both Weinstein and Crow.
“Weinstein says he believes Sparks has been tracking him … and is ‘aware of some of my personal activities that I did not publicize’ … including shopping trips with his wife and daughter,” the report notes. “In the docs, Weinstein says he hired a private investigator to assess Sparks and is convinced he’s a serious threat.”
Weinstein reportedly said in court: "Unless the court issues the restraining order against Mr. Sparks … I am greatly concerned that Mr. Sparks may physically harm me, my family members, close friends, agents, and representatives."
Crow has filed similar court papers pertaining to Sparks, the report notes.
The story adds: “Just like in Crow’s case, the judge believes there is a real danger to Harvey’s safety … and issued a temporary restraining order against Sparks.”
A hearing was expected to take place later today to determine whether to make the restraining orders permanent.