Stalker forces Leona Lewis flee new Hollywood Hills mansion

May 5th, 2009 - 6:27 pm ICT by ANI  

Leona Lewis London, May 5 (ANI): The fear of being stalked by a fan has forced Leona Lewis, the 2006 X Factor winner, to flee her new mansion in the Hollywood Hills.

The 24-year-old star, who stayed in her four-million-pound house alone for six days, has returned to London.

According to reports, she had told her friends that she had not been feeling comfortable in the house because she felt lonely.

However, an unsettling incident with a fan was the final straw.

“Leona had just gone to the shops to pick up some bits and pieces and was followed all the way back home by this man,” the Mirror quoted a source as saying.

“She was completely unsettled by this and was pretty relieved to get back to the house safely. But when she looked out of the window later the man was still there, staring right at her. It freaked Leona out big time. She feared she was being stalked,” the source added.

Leona decided to pack her bags and head back to London to see her parents and her boyfriend Lou.

“Right from the off, the place didn’t feel right. Every night Leona was on the phone to friends, saying that she was lonely and not enjoying rattling around a huge house by herself,” said the source.

“Mates came round to sleep over and keep her company but after she saw the bloke staring at her through the window, Leona decided she’d had enough, and jumped on a plane back to the UK,” the source added.

Security at the house is now being beefed up.

The source said: “She’s had new electronic gates put in and CCTV installed which links directly to the local police, station. Hopefully that’ll put her mind at ease slightly. She’s also asked Simon Cowell if he can find Lou, who now works for him, a placement over in the US.” (ANI)

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