The pair is seeking restraining orders against two men who’ve allegedly made some strange attempts to contact the celebrities.
Duff, 19, and Madden, 27, filed papers in Los Angeles Superior Court earlier this week for protection from two men identified as 50-year-old David Joseph Klein and a 19-year-old only identified by the first name Max.
The singers want a court order that prevents the two men from coming within a 100 yards of them, Duff’s 21-year-old sister Haylie, Duff’s mother, and Madden’s twin brother Benji.
The documents claim Max is a Russian immigrant who travelled to Los Angeles for “the sole purpose of meeting and becoming romantically involved” with Duff.
“He has admitted to being ‘obsessed’ with her, has stated his intention of removing his ‘enemies’ (i.e. those who prevent him from being with her), has stated his intention of purchasing a weapon, and has threatened to kill himself and to engage in dramatic actions to get her attention,” according to the court documents.
The man is reportedly Klein’s roommate. The 50-year-old claims he’s a celebrity photographer.
Duff and Madden allege the men have visited both their neighbourhoods, Duff’s mother’s home, and have called the young pop singer’s manager.
The alleged stalkers have apparently also been spotted outside Good Charlotte venues in Hollywood and Max was detained by Los Angeles police after the band’s security notified authorities of his presence at a show.
Canadian singer Avril Lavigne was stalked and a 31-year-old Seattle man was convicted of the crime last year.