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Woman charged with stalking Clay Aiken

Posted April 9, 2013
Updated April 11, 2013

Clay Aiken

— A Washington state woman has been charged with stalking pop singer Clay Aiken at his Chatham County home.

Barbara Jean Saylor, 57, of Kirkland, Wash., was charged April 4 with misdemeanor stalking and first-degree trespassing, according to court records.

The Chatham County Sheriff's Office said Aiken told deputies that a woman had scaled a security fence on his property and was ordered to leave when she was spotted peering through the windows of his home.

Deputies said they later arrested Saylor near her vehicle, which was parked nearby.

Aiken, a Raleigh native and the runner-up on "American Idol" in 2003 who has since built a singing and acting career, told deputies that Saylor has gotten on his property in the past.

Saylor was released on a $5,000 bond and is expected to appear in court on April 24.


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  • 27228 Apr 11, 12:15 p.m.

    he lives in chatham?

  • ripetomatoes Apr 10, 10:16 a.m.

    She probably just wanted advice on hair and make-up products.

  • immaannoid Apr 10, 10:15 a.m.

    Doesn't she realize he's on the other team?

  • halfpint1552 Apr 10, 10:10 a.m.

    LOL! Doesn't she know he is gay? What's the point? LOL

  • kspoling Apr 10, 9:38 a.m.


  • cooterbutchie Apr 10, 9:04 a.m.

    So barking up the wrong tree lady

  • luvmyjackrascal Apr 10, 9:00 a.m.

    He's built a singing career? I must have missed that!

  • chrisnrali Apr 9, 5:46 p.m.

    Wow, confused lady, yes?