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Billie Eilish hopefully feels a little safer right now after being granted a temporary restraining order against a suspicious half-naked man who showed up at her Los Angeles home.
As we’ve been reporting, the 21-year-old singer got back to her place on Monday night after being out for a while and found a man standing outside her living room and looking in a window. The man has been identified by multiple reports as Raymond Black. According to TMZ, he was there without a shirt on, and was peering into Billie’s home when she found him.
Now, per the media outlet’s reporting, a judge has ruled Black must stay at least 100 yards away from the Bad Guy singer and her place of residence in El Lay. He also must “stop harassing her” with any other tracking activities. And, the alleged prowler must also stay away from Billie’s parents — Maggie Baird and Patrick O’Connell — and their home as well.
According to Page Six, the restraining order was granted based on “a credible threat of violence or stalking.” That makes sense based on our earlier reporting on the situation. As Perezcious readers will recall, Billie found the man sitting on her deck without his shirt on when she returned home on Monday. He had apparently already bathed in her property’s outdoor shower (ew…) and was there waiting for her.
Plus, media reports indicate this was far from the first time he had popped up. While construction was being done on Billie’s home months ago, Black reportedly entered the property multiple times. He had also allegedly sought out her parents’ home nearby in the recent past, as well. Hence, their inclusion in the temporary restraining order.
Sadly, this is far from the first time Billie has had to deal with unsettling and potentially dangerous followers. About a month ago, the Ocean Eyes singer sought a separate restraining order against a man named Christopher Anderson. That 39-year-old man allegedly broke into her family’s home “multiple times,” per ABC 7 News in Los Angeles. Billie’s father told that outlet in early January how Anderson was supposedly there to “profess his love” for the singer.
Thankfully, Billie was granted a years-long restraining order in that case back in mid-January. Still, to have two of these awful invasions of privacy go down in a few weeks’ time is brutal. Of course, going through any of this stuff at any point is awful. But two in a few months?! Come on!!!
Way back in 2019, the Everything I Wanted singer spoke to Rolling Stone about fame, safety, and fans showing up unannounced to her house. She wasn’t a fan of the unsettling privacy incursions back then:
“It was really traumatizing. I completely don’t feel safe in my house anymore, which sucks. I love my house. I’ve loved attention my whole life, but I don’t think anyone knows what fame actually is. Because if I did want to be famous, it wasn’t this kind.”
And we definitely don’t blame her for feeling like that now, either. Especially when unsettling s**t like this keeps happening.
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