Ashanti may have a few die hard fans but Devar Hurd, 36, takes the cake.
After years of criminal court proceedings, the Never Should Have singer, Ashanti confronted her alleged stalker Devar Hurd, in a NY court yesterday (Dec 16). Uncomfortable to say the least, the actress was subjected to cross examination by Hurd, who acted as his own lawyer, the Daily News reported.
“Wassup Shani… everything good?—How’s ‘Army Wives’ going? Are you still acting on that show?” were examples of the irrelevant questions he asked the NY native. While representing himself he was repeatedly asked by the judge to stop asking irrelevant questions while Ashanti looked on bored and agitated. “I was extremely scared and nervous. I had no idea what he was capable of. I felt unsafe,” Ashanti told the jurors.
The singer, who donned a light-grey conservative dress, stated that the deranged fan has been harassing her and her family since ’09.
Ashanti’s mother, Tina Douglas, and sister, Kenashia ‘Shia’ Douglas also accompanied Ashanti to court and were subjected to questions from Hurd. Kenashia told Hurd in a testimony that “in person you seem like, you know, a very nice guy. You come off that way.” She continued,”but when you go home… you begin to tweet things that are inappropriate, talking about my body and the things you want to do to me that makes me feel unsafe.”
Hurd stated that he met Ashanti back in 2003, at a concert in Chicago, apposed to the singer saying she never saw him before. Upon leaving the courtroom, when asked how Ashanti felt about being cross-examined by her alleged stalker, “It was horrible,” she said.
The trial resumed today—stay updated on the outcome of the trial.
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