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Alleged Spears Stalker Sues L.A.
A Japanese businessman ordered to stay away from Britney Spears is suing the city of Los Angeles for allegedly taking away his dignity during a search of his hotel room last year.A Japanese businessman ordered to stay away from Britney Spears is suing the city of Los Angeles for allegedly taking away his dignity during a search of his hotel room last year.
Masahiko Shizawa was ordered earlier this month to stay at least 300 yards from Spears and have no contact with her for the next three years. Superior Court Judge Alan Haber, who issued the order, said Shizawa was "abnormally obsessed and fixated with" the 21-year-old pop star.
Shizawa, 43, filed the lawsuit yesterday (Oct. 27) in U.S. District Court in L.A. His action didn't state a specific damage amount, but he estimated he'd suffered more than $2 million in damages.
Police officials were unaware of the action, but don't comment on pending litigation, according to a police spokesperson.
Shizawa said he suffered a "loss of human dignity" when police searched his hotel room in October 2002.
Last week, Shizawa sued Spears, claiming her security guards caused him extreme emotional distress when they confronted him outside her home on Oct. 23, 2002. That lawsuit seeks unspecified damages.
Spears first sought a restraining order against Shizawa in December 2002, claiming he tracked her down and tried to contact her at her L.A. home, at a second home she has out of state and at her parents' homes. She said he also sent her photos of himself and notes, including one that stated, "I'm chasing you."
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