Singer Billie Eilish has filed a request to a judge for a temporary restraining order against a man, identified as 39-year-old Christopher Anderson.
According to legal documents obtained by TMZ, Eilish has claimed that Anderson broke into her family home earlier this month. She has also requested protection for her parents – Maggie Baird, and Patrick O’Connell – and her brother, Finneas.
Billie’s father Patrick has reportedly said that Anderson visited their family house several times since late December, allegedly professing his love for the singer. He also made the visits in a bid to meet her. Eilish said that police were called 5 times to their residence in the past.
Also Read | Who is Solomon Pena? Republican politician arrested in connection with shootings at Democrats’ homes
These incidents allegedly caused the 21-year-old “substantial anxiety, fear, and emotional distress” over the safety of herself, her parents, and Finneas. She also said in court papers that she doesn’t feel safe visiting her parents anymore.
Police responded to the family’s Highland Park home earlier this month after receiving a report of someone scaling a fence in a bid to enter the property.
Details about the alleged stalker and home invader are yet to be made public.
This is not the first time Eilish has faced such an issue related to a fan.
In June 2020, the singer was granted a restraining order against a man who repeatedly visited her family home. The man was identified as Prenell Rousseau, 24, who lives on Long Island, New York.
According to reports at the time, Rousseau visited Eilish’s Los Angeles home seven times on two occasions in May, before being arrested and sent back to New York.
Also Read | Who are Todd Chrisley and Julie Chrisley, couple sentenced for bank fraud tax evasion?
“While we waited for security, Mr Rousseau remained on our porch, sat down and began to read a book, while also continuing to engage in a periodic monologue. My father repeatedly asked him to leave, but he refused,” Eilish said at the time, adding that her family were frightened of Rousseau’s “erratic behaviour.”