Billie Eilish Gets Restraining Order Against 24-Year-Old Fan
"My father repeatedly asked him to leave, but he refused"
Published May 11, 2020After a week of alarming behaviour from an obsessive fan, Billie Eilish has been granted a restraining order against a man named Prenell Rousseau, who reportedly visited her house and attempted to gain entry on numerous occasions.
According to a report from TMZ, Eilish and her family have had to ward off the obsessed 24-year-old man on multiple occasions, after he began stalking them a week ago, showing up at their residence seven times since last Monday (May 4).
The trespasser allegedly tried to gain access to their home, ringing the doorbell, speaking to Eilish's father and security guards, and even took a nap by an outer wall. TMZ reports that in addition to Rousseau's stalker-ish behaviour, he also did not practice coronavirus-appropriate physical distancing, nor did he wear protective gear properly while speaking to staff.
After talking to Eilish's father via intercom last week in an attempt to determine if the singer was present, he appeared to leave for some time, but reappeared late in the evening and began exhibiting "erratic behaviour."
"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.
With help from law firm McPherson LLP, Eilish began work on filing a restraining order against Rousseau. Earlier today, a judge granted the temporary order, stating that Rousseau cannot come within 200 yards of Eilish or her family. Rousseau was taken into custody twice since his appearance at the residence, but hasn't served any jail time due to ongoing coronavirus concerns.
A follow-up hearing regarding the matter is scheduled for June 1.