CONTENT WARNING: The following article discusses rape and sexually-motivated violence
Taylor Swift has filed a restraining order against a stalker who has allegedly threatened to kill her.
Since 2016, Swift has been receiving letters containing rape and death threats. They come from a stalker which TMZ reports is 26-year-old Eric Swarbrick.
The letters are deeply disturbing, with the Swarbrick making comments such as, “I want to rape Taylor Swift. This is why I hate Taylor herself … This is how I know I am Taylor’s soulmate.”
Another pronounces intention for more even more disturbing acts. “I will not hesitate to kill her,” it reportedly reads. “And there’s nothing you, your lawyers, or the law will be about to do about it. Remember who I am.”
Swift has now taken the matter to court. Thankfully, it seems that the justice system was quick to support her claim, with the presiding judge ordering Swarbrick to cease all contact with the Swift. Swarbrick was also directed to stay away from any of her properties.
Swift is no stranger to weird, deranged and deeply disturbed ‘fans’. Swarbrick is only one among many stalkers who have the singer has been forced to deal with in 2018.
In April alone, Swift dealt with a number of stalker related incidents. Not least of all was a 38-year-old Colorado man, Julius Sandrock, who was arrested outside Swift’s Beverly Hills mansion when found in the possession masks, gloves, a knife, rope, ammunition and prescription medication.
Shortly after, another would-be stalker, Bruce Rowley, was charged with a robbing a bank in order to obtain money the could throw over the fence of Tay’s Rhode Island home in an effort to impress her.
It can only be hoped that Swift’s stalker troubles won’t be weighing so heavily on her mind when she gears up for her Australian tour this November. Which, on the much brighter topic of tour supports — Charli XCX and Broods have only just recently been announced for the tour.