facebook
twitter
search
search

Billy Joel hires bodyguard for daughter Alexa Ray after alleged cyberstalking

Posted By KATE STANTON, UPI.com   |   April 15, 2013 at 2:16 PM
1 of 2

Billy Joel has reportedly hired bodyguards for his 27-year-old daughter, Alexa Ray, after she received a series of threatening Facebook messages involving “pedophilia, sadistic-sexual behavior, violent physical assaults and murder," the Daily Telegraph reported Saturday.

According to the New York Post, Joel also hired a private-security firm recommended by Paul McCartney to track down the alleged cyberstalker, 40-year-old Sheryl Finley, who was found naked in the woods in Minnesota in January.

Finley allegedly sent Alexa Ray, Joel's daughter with ex-wife Christie Brinkley, more than 60 Facebook messages under a fake name that made the aspiring singer afraid to leave her home, the Post said.

Finley, who was committed to a mental institution in 2010, plead not guilty to the charges, but faces up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. Prosecutors said that Finley hoped Alexa Ray wouldn't "object to meeting with her."

Related UPI Stories
Top Stories
Why the fake braces trend may be dangerous for users
Jared Leto 'stopped eating' for his 'Dallas Buyer's Club' role
Kelly LeBrock arrested for DUI
Gisele Bundchen, Tom Brady drop $14M on Manhattan home
Brandi Brandt faces drug charges in Australia