Ariana Grande Granted 5-Year Restraining Order Against Man Who Threatened Her Security With A Hunting Knife
Ariana Grande has been granted a 5-year restraining order against an obsessed fan who showed up at her home and threatened security with a hunting knife.
Legal documents obtained by The Blast say the "Thank U, Next" singer's attorneys argued in court the pop star needed long term protection after her alleged stalker threatened to kill her while brandishing a deadly weapon.
One of the members of the Victorious actress' security team was there to provide a detailed testimony of the terrifying incident to the court, and claimed that when they asked the man to leave the megastar's property, he pulled out the knife and shouted, "I'll f**king kill you and her."
The trespasser was later arrested and charged with two counts of "making criminal threats."
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The Grammy Award winner wrote in a statement, "I am informed that his visits were sporadic at first, but that in the last approximately two to three weeks, (He) has come to my home nearly every day, and sometimes multiple times a day. I am informed that on Thursday, September 9, 2021, at approximately 4:15 p.m., (He) was observed by my private security near my home. I am informed that my security asked him to vacate the area. I am informed that later that same evening, at approximately 10:20 p.m., while I was home, (he) was again observed near my home. I am informed that he became combative when asked to leave and displayed a large hunting knife."
"Based on his threats, I am fearful for my safety and for the safety of my family," Grande continued, admitting she was genuinely scared for her life. "I fear that absent a restraining order, (He) will continue to come to my home and attempt to physically harm or murder me or members of my family."
The person that was not represented at the hearing was the obsessive fan in question. Though the court made sure that he was served, the alleged stalker never showed.
Due to the threatening nature of the incident, the judge granted the 5-year restraining order. It will remain in effect until October 5, 2026.