Moon Zappa, whose mocking of San Fernando Valley slang made “Valley Girl” a hit song, has applied for a restraining order for herself and her family against a Tustin man who allegedly threatened to kill her.
Zappa, 33, on Friday sought a temporary restraining order in Los Angeles Superior Court against Timothy Mark Brownfield.
Brownfield, 41, pleaded innocent last month to making death threats against Zappa.
A Santa Ana judge in early December ordered Brownfield confined to a psychiatric ward in a federal detention center after he allegedly threatened Zappa’s life in a letter mailed to the FBI’s Santa Ana office Oct. 30.
At the time, Assistant Public Defender Elizabeth Macias told a judge that Brownfield had been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and depression.
Brownfield was released Jan. 16 and later indicted on a single count of mailing a threatening communication.
His Santa Ana trial is to begin Tuesday.
It was unclear whether Brownfield has tried to contact Zappa since his release.
Zappa’s lawyer did not immediately return a message left Saturday.