One of the downsides of fame is that some fans take things slightly too serious and become obsessed. Stans are generally harmless and are fun to laugh at, but there are a select few who have a few screws loose and can pose an actual danger to the celebrity they idolize. Such is the case with Taylor Swift, whose longtime stalker Timothy Sweet has been harassing her with numerous emails, tweets and letters for years now. However, enough is enough: she’s getting a restraining order.
Swift filed legal docs — obtained by TMZ — in which she claims Timothy Sweet has dogged her since January, 2011.
Sweet has sent a torrent of emails, letters, and social media posts professing his love for her.Among the messages:
— “If anyone in Taylor Swift’s family gets killed, it is not my fault.”
— “My wife, Taylor Swift (Sweet) and I live in Beverly Hills. I am in love with her. In conclusion, we treat each other with dignity and respect. I will carry a gun to protect her the rest of my life.”
— “Dearest Taylor, I’ll kill any man who gets in the way of our marriage. Message to John Kerry, Secretary of State. Message from YOUR Presidential Candidate.”Swift says she’s worried for her safety and the safety of her family.A judge just ordered Sweet to stay 100 yards away from Swift and 3 members of her family.
It’s good that things like restraining orders exist, but chances are something like this won’t do much to deter the crazies.