Obsessed Delta Goodrem fan is accused of writing her HUNDREDS of poems before ‘arriving at her home on Valentine’s Day to deliver a present’ – because he believes they are ‘soulmates’
- Obsessed fan of Delta Goodrem is accused of waiting at her home for two days
- James Lafferty, 47, was arrested on Saturday after allegedly arriving at her home
- Accused of sending her hundreds of love poems and messages on Instagram
- The singer reported the incident to police and he was arrested for stalking
An obsessed fan accused of stalking Delta Goodrem wrote her hundreds of love poems before turning up to her home on Valentine’s Day.
James Lafferty, 47, was arrested outside the singer’s Sydney CBD unit on Friday and charged with stalking after allegedly pleading for Goodrem to come outside for two days.
The unemployed man allegedly bombarded The Voice judge with hundreds of messages on Instagram, begging her to meet him.
Lafferty allegedly went to her unit on Valentine’s Day and attempted to give her gifts but was asked to leave by the building’s concierge, according to police documents seen by The Daily Telegraph.
On Saturday Goodrem went to the lobby to collect a dress when the 47-year-old allegedly yelled her name. She quickly returned to her unit.
An obsessed fan is accused of stalking Delta Goodrem wrote her hundreds of love poems before turning up to her home on Valentine’s Day
James Lafferty (pictured leaving court on Sunday), 47, was arrested outside the singer’s Sydney CBD unit on Saturday and charged with stalking
According to the documents, the concierge told Goodrem that Lafferty had been trying to leave her gifts so she checked her Instagram messages.
Lafferty allegedly send multiple messages including ‘please come down and meet me’, ‘I honestly love you Delta, my soulmate forever’, and ‘I’m at the concierge’.
Goodrem became overwhelmed with distress and said the messages made her feel ‘sick’ and ‘anxious’ as the accused knew where she lived, the documents stated.
The singer reported the incident to police, who arrested Lafferty at the building and was taken to Day Street police station.
According to police, he admitted to sending her messages, with officers alleging he said: ‘I sent her 300 poems – you’d think she’d at least reply.’
Lafferty allegedly smashed his phone in anger and asked: ‘What am I guilty of? Bringing her a rose and chocolates.’
He appeared in Parramatta Bail Court on Sunday where he was granted bail by Magistrate Ian McRae, who told the court Lafferty was ‘being a nuisance’.
When Magistrate McRae asked the accused what his attraction was to Goodrem he said: ‘I’m just attracted to her… I’ve been writing poems to her for the last 18 months.’
Lafferty allegedly went to her unit on Valentine’s Day and attempted to give her gifts but was asked to leave by the building’s concierge
Lafferty told the Magistrate he did not mean any harm and said he didn’t want to scare the singer, but was only ‘trying to be romantic’, Nine News reported.
‘I can’t help it if I’m in love with her. I’ll stay away from her. Love does strange things,’ he said.
According to his bail conditions, Lafferty has to stay out of the city and is not allowed to contact Goodrem in any way.
He has been staying with his mother in North Richmond while receiving medical attention in Sydney, but said he wants to ‘get this all over with’ so he can return home to Grafton.
Magistrate McRae told Lafferty: ‘The sooner you get back to Grafton and get Delta Goodrem off your mind, the better.’
He is due to appear in Downing Centre Local Court on Tuesday.
Lafferty allegedly send multiple messages including ‘please come down and meet me’, ‘I honestly love you Delta, my soulmate forever’, and ‘I’m at the concierge’