"I will go to any lengths to protect my family": Nikki Sixx reveals that his wife and child have been threatened by stalkers

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Nikki Sixx has taken to social media to reveal that his family have been the target of two stalkers. The Mötley Crüe man posted an account of each of the ordeals, one of which is ongoing. 

"Like many other public figures, myself and my family were harassed and threatened by a stalker," wrote Sixx. "A deranged woman from Tennessee, who I have never met or seen before, targeted my wife and child with threats of death and bodily harm.

"This was not some internet troll but someone who was convinced that she was somehow connected to me. Her harassment went on for a long time and got progressively more scary, forcing me to go to court several times and obtain restraining orders. She violated the restraining orders multiple times. As a result, the court found the conduct serious enough to hold her in contempt of court and order that she be arrested.

"I want to thank the judge, the court staff and my legal team for protecting my family."

Sixx first tweeted about the problem last year, revealing that he'd been to court to obtain a “Order Of Protection” for his family, before expressing sadness that "obsessive compulsive behaviour" could "manifest itself into mental illness." In the most recent post, he goes on to reveal that his family is being targeted by a second stalker. 

He writes: "Now another stalker from a different part of the country started doing the same thing going so far as to travel to my house and threaten our lives again. The FBI is currently investigating.

"It's one thing to threaten my safety but when it comes to serious threats against my wife and children it just becomes beyond alarming. They do not deserve this. Thank you to the FBI, law enforcement, the detectives and the legal and court system for treating these threats with the severity and urgency they require.

"I will go to any lengths to protect my family."

Fraser Lewry

Online Editor at Louder/Classic Rock magazine since 2014. 38 years in music industry, online for 25. Also bylines for: Metal Hammer, Prog Magazine, The Word Magazine, The Guardian, The New Statesman, Saga, Music365. Former Head of Music at Xfm Radio, A&R at Fiction Records, early blogger, ex-roadie, published author. Once appeared in a Cure video dressed as a cowboy, and thinks any situation can be improved by the introduction of cats. Favourite Serbian trumpeter: Dejan Petrović.