Debbie Gibson

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Deborah Gibson apparently doesn't appreciate strange men showing up on her doorstep out of the blue.

The singer, who went by "Debbie" in the Electric Youth era, filed Tuesday for a temporary restraining order against a Spanish-born man who she claims has been tracking her across the country on and off for six years, showing up backstage at her shows, at her hotels and, most recently, at her house. (View the notice.)

Per documents filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, Gibson says that, on Sunday afternoon, she returned to her L.A. home to find a three-day-old note placed under her door by Bassas Jorge Puigdollers, who had requested she meet him in El Paso, Texas, where she had just spent time performing.

By the time she found the note, Puigdollers—who identified himself in his letter as a "debhead"—had already driven to Texas and back to see her, Gibson claims.

About 30 minutes later, her declaration continues, she heard a knock at the front door and, upon recognizing Puigdollers, Gibson became frightened and feared for her life. She called 911, after which LAPD Officers Marmale and Carona detained the subject and issued an emergency protective order.

Gibson maintains she first encountered the Barcelona resident in 2002, when he would show up backstage at her concerts to ask for autographs and face time with the popster—a hobby he practiced for the next six years, she says.

"The subject would sit in the front row making 'himself' very conspicuous while I performed for the public" and continue his "aggressive behavior" outside her hotel rooms, Gibson states, adding that she would frequently have to alert security to Puigdollers' presence in the crowd.

The order, which still needs a judge's signature, would require Puigdollers to stay at least 100 yards away from Gibson. A hearing on her request is scheduled for May 28.

Gibson, 37, who appeared alongside fellow '80s-era star Corey Feldman on an episode of Deal or No Deal in January, has a three-week engagement coming up next month at Harrah's in Atlantic City.

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