Taylor Swift ‘stalked’ by fan on roof of her house
TAYLOR SWIFT’S hopes of keeping a low profile were totally scuppered by a ‘stalker’ who has been accused of hanging out on her roof.
On another occasion, Mohammed Jaffar buzzed the doorbell at her New York penthouse for up to an hour, a court heard.
But, during an appearance at Manhattan Supreme Court on Monday, Jaffar said he was ‘obviously not guilty’.
He was arrested on March 6 on suspicion of stalking and burglary after having allegedly followed the Bad Blood hitmaker for months.
At this week’s arraignment hearing, the court was told his obsessive behaviour escalated in February, when he was seen going to Swift’s apartment building in Tribeca, New York.
Prosecutor Caitlyn Jaile told Justice Laura Ward: ‘The defendant was observed via video surveillance inside [Swift’s] apartment building attempting to enter the actual apartment … spending approximately four hours outside of the apartment and on the roof deck.’
According to court papers, Jaffar called the singer’s management team almost 60 times in just two weeks in January to get in touch with her.
He then went to Swift’s home on February 6, and again on February 13, where he rang the 27-year-old pop star’s doorbell continuously for an hour until he was asked to leave.
On Valentine’s Day, he again rang the bell, this time for 45 minutes.
His family told the court he suffers from bipolar disorder but is now managing his condition better.
Swift has been flying under the radar while she is away from the charts, going incognito with her new boyfriend, British actor Joe Alwyn.
Author: Andrei Harmsworth