Originally posted on CBS Boston:

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge Wednesday granted Alyson Hannigan a temporary restraining order from a man who she claims has repeatedly threatened her and her family in online postings.

The order requires John Hobbs, 43, to stay away from the “How I Met Your Mother” actress and her family, and it orders him to stop posting messages about her online.

Hannigan states in her petition that in the past two months, Hobbs, a New Hampshire resident, has “posted a barrage of threatening messages directed at me and my family on various websites.”

The actress wrote that she has never met Hobbs, but his messages have suggested he will rape her and take her to the “after-life.” Hobbs recently was released from a mental hospital, according to the court filings.

“I am in severe fear for my safety and the safety of my family,” she wrote.

Police in Hobbs’ hometown…

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