Billie Eilish Gets a Restraining Order Against a Fan

Billie Eilish was granted a three-year-restraining order against a man who repeatedly appeared at her Los Angeles home.

Bad Guy?

The harassment began in March, when the so-called fan first appeared at the Eiliish’s home that she shares with her parents.

He rang the doorbell and asked the singer’s father through a surveillance camera if she lived there. Then he persisted in coming back even after being told that he had the wrong address.

While camping out on their porch at night, the man began exhibiting some strange behavior. He pulled out a book, began reading, and would periodically recite a monologue. Eventually, he was taken away by security and Eilish was granted a temporary restraining order.

Getting Peace of Mind

According to court documents, Eilish described the trespasser Prenell Rousseau’s behavior as “erratic”, appearing at her home seven times between May 4 and 5. 

“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,” the 18-year-old singer said in the court documents. “My father repeatedly asked him to leave, but he refused.”

The documents also said that Eilish and her family were frightened by Rousseau, who repeatedly touched their doorbell and doorknob without gloves and was not wearing a face-mask. Given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this behavior of Rousseau’s made them worried about their health and safety.

Superior Court Judge Diana Gould-Saltman agreed to extend the temporary restraining order against the 24-year-old trespasser, Prenell Rousseau, which effectively prohibits him from coming within 100 yards (91 meters) of Eilish or her parents.

The order also restricts Rousseau from assaulting or harassing the family, or from coming near Eilish’s workplaces. Also, the order can be amended and extended if necessary.


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