Report: Chris Cornell’s Stalker Sheds Ankle Monitor, FBI Obtains Warrant for Her Arrest
In July of 2014, Chris Cornell‘s stalker problems came to a seeming end. Jessica Leigh Robbins had been making threats towards the Soundgarden frontman and his family and was arrested, required to wear a GPS-monitor around her ankle and to stay off the Internet and away from Cornell’s Tampa, Fla., show. Now, after shedding the ankle monitor and missing a court appearance, Robbins is wanted by the FBI.
As TMZ reports, Robbins skipped out on an appearance in New York City federal court on Tuesday (May 24) as well as ditching the monitor. The FBI obtained a bench warrant for her arrest this week, and U.S. Marshals are reportedly working with authorities in Florida to locate Robbins with just over two weeks remaining before the singer’s June 16 and 17 shows in the state.
In the events leading up to Robbins’ initial 2014 arrest, Cornell believed Robbins had tried to enter his Miami, Fla., home in the Fall of 2013. After driving seven hours from Tampa in an attempt to talk to the singer, she “was unable to enter the elevator in his residence because she did not have the elevator key,” according to the Tampa Bay Times.
Robbins had also made numerous threats online, posting over 100 daily messages from multiple social media accounts in an attempt to contact Cornell. She had claimed to be the mother of one of his children, that he had plagiarized her writings and reported his wife for child abuse among other things.
Cornell will hit the road soon in support of his Higher Truth solo record. The trek kicks off with the two aforementioned dates in Florida and will wrap up on July 27 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. For a full list of stops, head to our 2016 Guide to Rock + Metal Tours.
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