Friday, 18 September 2020
Taylor Swift‘s stalker is on his way to jail.
A federal judge in Nashville, Tenn. sentenced Eric Swarbrick, a native of Texas, to 30 months in prison on Wednesday (September 16), as per reports. After his subsequent release, he will additionally be supervised for three years.
Swarbrick was charged with stalking and sending threatening emails to the 30-year-old entertainer’s former label Big Machine Records. The record label started getting letters from said perpetrator back in 2018 where he asked CEO Scott Borchetta to introduce him to Taylor. He pleaded guilty and will be facing jail time.
In accordance with the complaint, Swarbrick had sent over 40 letters and emails, which became more and more graphic, violent, and sexual.
Evidently, Swarbrick would drive from his home in Texas to Nashville at least three times to personally deliver the letters. He was arrested after found roaming around the halls of the record label.
After his release, Swarbrick would continue to contact Big Machine Records, stating he was planning to rape and kill Taylor and said he would kill himself in front of Scott and his staff.
This isn’t the first case Taylor has had to deal with a stalker. In 2018, Mohammed Jaffar was given a sentence of six months incarceration and up to five years on probation after he was found and arrested at her NYC apartment building for burglary, stalking, and trespassing on private property.