Bold & Beautiful’s Don Diamont Was Forced to Secure a Restraining Order Against an Alleged Stalker
The CBS soap opera star took action when the man allegedly crossed a terrifying line.
Bold & Beautiful’s Don Diamont (Bill, ex-Brad, Young & Restless) has been dealing with harassment from an alleged stalker that recently escalated to the point that the actor was forced to request a temporary restraining order from an L.A. judge. It’s a scenario that we might joke is right out of a soap opera if we weren’t genuinely so concerned for the actor and his family.
Court documents, obtained by TMZ, indicate that the alleged offender, 37-year-old Quincy Adams, has been allegedly harassing Diamont and his family for months. Reportedly, he had taken to making outrageous claims via YouTube, including that Diamont “was a Satanist and responsible for COVID, 9/11, and the Iraq war.” He also insists he’s connected to the actor in some way from before birth. Bizarre, yes, but no laughing matter.
Diamont further alleges in the filing that Adams claimed to know his address and began contacting his family members. The situation crossed a line when the alleged agitator actually showed up at the front gate of their property where his wife, Cindy Ambuehl, was inside. Diamont rushed home and the authorities reportedly dealt with Adams, but it was terrifying nonetheless. At that point, the actor had had enough and went for the restraining order, which was granted.
Here’s hoping that taking a legal stand puts an end to this frightening situation for Diamont and his loved ones.
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<p>Justin may have made some shady moves on Bill’s behalf, but of the two, he was definitely the more level-headed… until the day he snapped. And what he did then is the reason he even made this list. After years of taking orders from his blunt-to-the-point-of-rude boss, Justin decided to let him go down for a hit-and-run on Vinny, even when he knew there was evidence that would exonerate him. When he realized Thomas was about to come forward and spring Bill from jail, Justin knocked him out and locked him up in a cage where he kept him for days before Hope finally freed him!</p>
<p>Bill’s been known to cheat on his wife (with her own sister!), to be ruthless in business, and to manipulate to get what he wants, but the reason he made this gallery is his penchant for going to extremes and getting a little twisted — and we’re <em>not</em> referring to his S&M romp in the bedroom with Quinn. Trying to kill Amber, dumping Ridge out of a helicopter into the ocean, becoming so obsessed with his skyscraper (he named it Skye!) that he blew up a building with his son and Sally inside, and covering up the roadside death of Poor Dead Vinny — yeah, those are the things we’re talking about.</p>
<p>The unscrupulous Reese Buckingham only appeared on <em>Bold & Beautiful</em> for a short time, but did a good deal of damage. What kind of disturbed doctor tells a patient their newborn died and then sells the baby to pay off his gambling debts?!? Hope grieved her infant daughter for the better part of a year until the truth came out, and then it was Steffy’s turn to be devastated when she had to hand her adopted daughter over to her ex and his current wife.</p>
<p>Massimo made some pretty deranged moves in the name of family. He paid Brooke’s father $5 million to get her out of town, blackmailed Jackie into keeping Nick and Brooke apart and even launched nude billboards of Brooke in an effort to stop her wedding to his son! Marone also threatened Deacon at gunpoint more than once and spiked his drink to knock him off the wagon.</p>
<p>Thomas blew up Rick Forrester’s car and has been involved in some questionable scenarios over the years in a bid to get what — or who— he wants, but things really took a turn when he became obsessed with Hope following the death of his son’s mother, Caroline. He definitely crossed the line into ‘dark’ territory by forging drawings and letters from his son Douglas, scaring the boy with a ghost to manipulate Hope, and raging at the little tyke. In addition, he contributed to Emma’s death when she ran off the road as he was chasing her, let Hope continue to believe her baby was dead when he knew she was alive, and let Hope think he had died when they argued and he fell into a vat of ‘acid’. The twisted goings-on peaked when he fell for a Hope mannequin and began hallucinating. He’s been on the straight and narrow since having a soap opera tumor removed.</p>
<p>Deacon has wreaked plenty of havoc in both Genoa City and Los Angeles, and while his exploits generally aren’t of the dark and twisted nature, he’s definitely gone there. We absolutely think forcing the Forrester to listen in while he took Bridget’s virginity qualifies as disturbing! Among his other crimes: kidnapping, blackmail, drugging, and attempted murder when he tried to kill Quinn after she pushed him off a cliff. Payback’s a bitch!</p>
<p>We love Amber, but some of her schemes have been next-level and the list is as long as your arm. She passed her cousin Becky’s baby off as her own, kidnapped Little Eric, strangled Kimberly, attacked Macy and bit her, trapped Ridge and Bridget in a mine, supplied Hope with tainted drugs she’d procured online, and tried to dupe Liam into believing he was the father of her child when it was actually Marcus. There’s more, but you get the picture. </p>
<p>A grown-up Aly Forrester arrived in Los Angeles from overseas without her father, Thorne, and quickly developed a fixation on Hope Logan, her relationships, and her message of purity. She built a shrine to Hope and started talking to her dead mother, Darla, who appeared to her as an orb in hallucinations. Aly slapped Wyatt, loathed Taylor (who was responsible for her mother’s death), and blacked-out photos of Maya and Steffy, who modeled sexy lingerie. Eventually, she managed to strand Steffy at the side of the road and attacked her with a tire iron…this led to her death when Steffy hit her with a rock while defending herself.</p>
<p>Where to begin with this cray-cray <em>Bold & Beautiful</em> character? Morgan seemed to snap after Stephanie Forrester forced her to abort her son Ridge’s baby, and went on to scheme to get pregnant by him even though he was married to Taylor. The redhead even forged emails to make it look as though Taylor was giving Ridge permission to sleep with her! After a miscarriage, Morgan kidnapped Ridge and Taylor’s daughter, Steffy, dyed her hair and passed her off as her own child until she was exposed. Later, Morgan dressed as a clown to get into Steffy’s birthday party, and tried to drown Stephanie in the bathtub after she left her to die in the swimming pool. Following a stint in an asylum, Morgan spirited Ridge — who had amnesia away to Italy and unsuccessfully tried to get him to impregnate her yet again. </p>
<p>Quinn definitely has a dark side, though she tried to clean up her act after marrying Eric Forrester. Sometimes referred to as ‘Crazy Quinn’, she tried to kill or maim Liam more than once when he got in the way of Wyatt’s love for Hope, she pushed Ivy into the Seine, kidnapped Liam when he had amnesia and led him to believe they were married, and shoved Deacon off a cliff intending to murder him. After settling down, Quinn’s trangressions have been on the, ahem, <em>lighter</em> side. She spiked recovering alcoholic Brooke’s drink, slapped her, devised and executed a scheme to marry off Brooke’s husband Ridge to her best friend Shauna, and cheated on Eric with Carter.</p>
<p>Pam’s crazy has toned down, but wow, did she have her moments – especially when she targeted Donna Logan. She locked her in a tanning bed and turned her hair and teeth green, threatened to kill her, held her at gunpoint and dumped honey over her head in hopes a bear would kill her. She also sent her a snake, and put itching powder in her nightgown. In more recent years, Pam’s ire was raised by Quinn, who was opposed to her marrying Charlie in the Forrester mansion…ironically, she plotted to have Donna take Quinn’s place in Eric’s life, though the storyline fizzled out.</p>
<p>Sheila has committed too many unhinged acts to list — on both <em>Bold & Beautiful</em> and <em>Young & Restless</em>. Suffice it to say Sheila has blackmailed, drugged, poisoned, and shot people, not to mention being involved in scads of catfights — four with Quinn Forrester alone! She has kidnapped, attempted to kill, threatened to kill, and <em>actually</em> killed. Her latest crimes? After setting up reformed alcoholic Brooke to drink, she shot her own son, Finn, and then shot his wife Steffy, leaving them both for dead in an alley. She plotted to finish off Steffy in the hospital, later held Finn hostage, and then cut off her own toe to make everyone believe she’d been eaten by a bear!</p>
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