A Seattle man accused of stalking and harassing Taylor Swift was ordered to be held without bail
on Thursday after he was arrested for the third time outside the pop star’s home in Manhattan’s TCA neighborhood.
David Crow, 33, faced arraignment in Manhattan Criminal Court on a misdemeanor charge of second-degree criminal contempt following repeated violations of a protective order.
According to the Manhattan district attorney’s office, Crow was also directed to undergo a psychiatric examination. The charges stem from Crow’s persistent breaches of a protective order issued on Wednesday, which mandated that he stay away from Swift, 34, her residence, and refrain from any form of communication with her.
The series of incidents leading to Crow’s latest arrest began when officers responded to complaints of an emotionally disturbed individual acting erratically near Swift’s townhouse. Following his arraignment and the issuance of a protection order, Crow was arrested again shortly thereafter in the vicinity of Swift’s residence, where he had been spotted by a security worker approximately 30 times since November.
Court documents revealed that despite being warned numerous times to steer clear of the premises, Crow persisted in his attempts to approach Swift’s home. The Manhattan district attorney’s office highlighted Crow’s repeated violations, emphasizing the seriousness of the situation.
Crow’s attorney, from the New York County Defender Services, declined to provide additional comments, stating that they would rely on statements made in court.
This isn’t the first time Swift’s Manhattan residence has been targeted by individuals exhibiting concerning behavior. Incidents of stalking and attempted break-ins have occurred in the past, prompting heightened security measures around the property.
The latest arrest underscores the challenges faced by high-profile figures like Taylor Swift in maintaining their safety and privacy amidst persistent threats and unwelcome intrusions into their personal lives. As the legal proceedings progress, authorities remain vigilant in ensuring the safety and well-being of the pop star and other individuals targeted by such behavior.