James Speedy of Lynnwood, a Seattle suburb, said through a lawyer that while he was a big fan of the 19-year-old rock singer, he did not stalk her. "I question whether this is a stalking case," said Wayne Fricke, Speedy's lawyer. "I don't think that is the situation you have here."
Speedy was arrested in April just before Lavigne was scheduled to give a free concert at a Seattle area shopping mall, and told police he had sent e-mails and gifts to Lavigne, her family and managers. He was released on bail at the time and was formally charged later, Lynnwood police said.
Speedy travelled to Napanee, Ontario, last year, where he was arrested and told to leave Canada and not return within a year, according to Canadian news reports.
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