Miley Cyrus burglar sentenced to two years in prison

The 22-year-old man broke in to Cyrus' Los Angeles home last December

A man convicted of burgling Miley Cyrus‘ Los Angeles home last December has been sentenced to two years in prison.

Rusty Sellner, who stole what the prosecution described as a large amount of personal property from the singer’s Toluca Lake home, was sentenced in Los Angeles yesterday (May 20).


Billboard reports Sellner pleaded no contest three months ago, in exchange for charges of receiving stolen property and grand theft being dropped.

The burglary was the second for Miley Cyrus in less than a year. In May, her San Fernando Valley home was broken into and clothes, purses, jewellery and a 2014 Maserati – which was later found abandoned – were stolen by an Arizona couple. The singer was performing the European leg of her Bangerz tour at the time.

Meanwhile, Cyrus recently wrapped up her current Backyard Sessions series with the release of two new videos that see the singer cover The Turtles’ ‘Happy Together’ and Paul Simon’s ’50 Ways to Leave Your Lover’ live in her own back garden.

Cyrus launched her guest-filled Backyard Sessions to raise awareness and support for her new non-profit Happy Hippie Foundation. Other posts have included a duet with Ariana Grande of Crowded House’s ‘Don’t Dream It’s Over’,” a rendition of The Replacements’ ‘Androgynous’ with Joan Jett and Laura Jane Grace, as well as a performance from Grace of her band Against Me!’s 2014 track ‘True Trans Soul Rebel’. Every clip has been posted to the Happy Hippie Foundation’s Facebook page with a plea for financial contributions to help fight the injustices faced by homeless youth, LGBT youth and other vulnerable populations.

Posting to her own Facebook page yesterday (May 18), Miley wrote: “These last 2 weeks have been magical! But this is just the beginning not the end! I can’t believe this was just a dream and now it’s a reality!!!! The Happy Hippie Foundation is official.”

The Backyard Sessions first took place in the summer of 2012 and saw the pop star singing a number of covers, including ‘Jolene’ and ‘Lilac Wine’. Cyrus and Grande’s recent performance drew the approval of Crowded House’s Neil Finn, who told Billboard, “What a life that song has had. I’m happy to see them enjoying it so much, and I hope it inspires some donations to a good cause.”