Stalker Terorrized My Ashanti: Mom

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    Singer Ashanti onstage during the MTV Networks Upfront at the Nokia Theater on May 8, 2008 in New York City.

    The mother of R&B star Ashanti says she was terrorized by a crazed fan who was obsessed with her daughter.

    Tina Douglas told a Manhattan jury on Thursday that Devar Hurd sent her a series of profane and threatening voice mails and text messages.

    She said some of the messages described how he wanted to have sex with the Grammy-winning singer.

    Hurd, a gym worker from Indiana, was arrested earlier this year on charges of stalking and harassment. His lawyer said he meant no harm.

    Ashanti was raised in Glen Cove, Long Island. The multiplatinum-selling singer got her first record deal at 14; her hits include "Foolish" and "Only U." She has appeared in films including "Coach Carter" and "John Tucker Must Die."