A juror's illness has prompted a Manhattan judge to declare a mistrial for a man accused of stalking R&B star Ashanti.
The New York Times says that if prosecutors seek a new trial, Ashanti might have to be questioned a second time by defendant Devar Hurd, who represented himself.
The mistrial was declared Thursday, two days after the Grammy winner testified.
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Ashanti said she was scared and "disgusted" when she learned in July 2013 that a fan who'd been convicted of stalking her had since been tweeting her X-rated messages and posed for a photo with her sister.
Hurd, a would-be rapper and fitness trainer, was convicted in 2009 of stalking and served about two years in jail. He says Ashanti should have blocked the accounts if they upset her.