American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and podcast host Chris D’Elia has been hit with a temporary restraining order by a woman accusing him of threatening to release intimate, adult videos of her and making death threats against her.
On Tuesday, the order granted in Los Angeles Superior Court was based on unlawful violence, a credible threat of violence, or stalking, according to court documents obtained Thursday.
Chris D’Elia whose career imploded in 2020 when multiple women accused him of sexual improprieties, has been barred from contacting 34-year-old Caroline Schmitz of Los Angeles, as well as threatening to contact her — either directly or indirectly — harassing, intimidating or attacking her, and has been ordered to stay 100 yards away from Schmitz, her home, work and vehicle.
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As for the communications on OnlyFans, Schmitz says a profile who she believes D’Elia was behind threatened to post intimate videos she’d recorded and told her she needed to get out of Los Angeles.
Schmitz says she believes D’Elia was behind the OF account because she “recognized his style of writing.” She also says she believes Chris hacked her phone.
D’Elia’s attorney, Andrew Brettle said, “These accusations are as fantastical as they are defamatory. Chris has never met this person. But over the last year, she has sent him increasingly disturbing text and audio messages, including making threats against him and his family. If anyone is going to get a restraining order here, it’s going to be Chris.”
But the comedian’s attorney Andrew Brettler insists that D’Elia never met Schmitz and that her allegations are defamatory.
“These accusations are as fantastical as they are defamatory,” Brettler said in a statement to The Times on Friday. “Chris has never met this person. But over the last year, she has sent him increasingly disturbing text and audio messages, including making threats against him and his family. If anyone is going to get a restraining order here, it’s going to be Chris.”
We’ve obtained some of the many messages Chris says Schmitz sent to him through Instagram where you hear a woman rambling at times about being a stripper. He also says she messaged him, “Have me killed or leave me the f*** alone – I’d die to get the hell away from your evil ass.”
D’Elia has been ordered to delete or destroy any intimate or private images, videos or audio recordings of Schmitz “whether genuine or artificially created,” and has been barred from sharing them, the order said, according to Los Angeles Times.
He’s also been barred from accessing Schmitz’s electronic devices or online accounts, “including but not limited to email accounts, social media accounts, apps or their accounts, records of any communications, smart phones, computers, tablets, or any other device or account requiring a password.” The order includes devices and accounts that Schmitz had previously authorized D’Elia to access or to which he knows or knew the password.
The temporary order will remain in effect until Oct. 19, when a hearing has been scheduled in Los Angeles Superior Court.
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Sources: Los Angeles Times, TMZ
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