March 27, 2014 15:05

Restraining order issued against man convinced he was married to Taylor Swift

Timothy Sweet must stay 100 yards away from Swift for next three years

Restraining order issued against man convinced he was married to Taylor Swift

Photo: Getty

Taylor Swift has been granted her request for a three-year restraining order against a man who has been harassing her.

The man, named Timothy Sweet, has been harassing the singer since 2011 with letters, emails and tweets. Swift, who has recently been named as the the world's highest-earning musician, earning £23.8m last year alone, filed the order on March 3, banning Sweet from being within 100 yards of the singer and her family until 2017.

Court documents published by Los Angeles Times, revealed that Sweet believed Swift was his wife, writing in a message: 'Dearest Taylor, I'll kill any man who gets in the way of our marriage.' Court reports show Sweet had visited her homes in Beverly Hills and Nashville.

"Mr Sweet's course of conduct, including threats to harm my family, are seriously alarming and harassing and are extremely distressing to me and my family," Swift wrote in the declaration, filed earlier this month.

Just last week (March 21), 38 year-old Daniel Cole was also ordered to stay away from Swift's holiday home on the Rhode Island shore after repeatedly ignoring police requests.

Read More On This Artist

More News
Interpol reveal Paul Banks-directed video for 'Twice As Hard'
Rihanna says 'Fuck you' to CBS over use of 'Run This Town' following NFL...
Cat Stevens to tour for first time since 1976
Run The Jewels fans set up Kickstarter campaign to get new album remixed by cats
Paul McCartney to release expanded edition of 'New' including unreleased tracks
September 23 declared David Bowie Day in Chicago
Kasabian's Tom Meighan: 'I'll be buying the new Aphex Twin album the second it...
Royal Blood's Ben Thatcher denounces 'rock 'n' roll' behaviour:...
Serge says next Kasabian album will be heavy and 'bombastic'
Sharon Osbourne to U2: 'You give your mediocre music away because no one wants to buy it'
Footage emerges of Foo Fighters playing instrumental version of new song 'Outside' -...
Frank Ocean recording new album with Hit-Boy and Rodney Jerkins
Entertainment Retailers Association call U2's album giveaway 'as damaging as piracy'
Sky Ferreira compares her collaborative track with Charli XCX to Tatu
Neil Young shares live recording of new song 'Who's Gonna Stand Up' - listen
Oscar-winning musician Hans Zimmer announces first ever UK shows
Hookworms reveal new song 'On Leaving' – listen
Kanye West tells media to 'pick a new target' during Brisbane gig
Crystal Fighters plan charity foundation in honour of late drummer Andrea Marongiu
Aphex Twin to host 'Syro' listening parties in UK record shops
Lana Del Rey pulls two further performances due to illness
O2 Priority Tickets available for Paloma Faith, Cat Stevens and more

More News


Please login to add your comment.

Featured Videos
Latest Tickets - Booking Now
Know Your NME

NME Store & Framed Prints
Most Read News
Popular This Week
Inside NME.COM
On NME.COM Today