Billie Eilish has been granted a temporary restraining order against her alleged stalker.
The ‘Bad Guy’ hitmaker filed documents against 24-year-old Prenell Rousseau this week, after he allegedly turned up to her house seven times in an attempt to meet with the singer.
And on Monday (11.05.20) morning, a judge in the case granted the temporary restraining order, which means Rousseau must stay 200-yards away from Eilish and her parents, as well as ceasing all contact with the family.
According to documents MM has seen, there will be a further court hearing on June 1.
In Eilish’s original filing – which was made with the help of legal firm McPherson Ltd – she alleged Rousseau began showing up at her home last Monday (05.04.20), when he rang the doorbell and spoke to Billie’s father through the Ring camera set up she has outside her house.
Eilish said her father asked if he could help the man, to which he responded: “I think I might have the wrong house, but does Billie Eilish live here?”
He then told Rousseau he had the wrong house, but the man allegedly showed up again later in the day, and the 18-year-old singer claimed he began to exhibit “erratic behaviour.”
She wrote in the papers: “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.”
Security shooed him away, but he allegedly returned a little while later and laid down behind a wall, ready to spend the night.
Rousseau allegedly reappeared on Tuesday (05.05.20) and began trying the door handle to gain entrance.
Eilish claims the man showed up a total of seven times over the past week, and on top of safety concerns, she is also said to be worried about the possibility of Rousseau carrying coronavirus.
The ‘Ocean Eyes’ singer says Rousseau only wore a face mask on two visits to her house, and he pulled it down whilst talking to security.
Eilish also claims he didn’t wear gloves, and so could potentially have spread the virus to her doorbell and doorknob, which could then be touched by members of her family.
Rousseau has been taken into police custody twice over the past week, but cops are reportedly unable to jail him as trespassing is a non-violent offence and they’re trying to keep non-violent offenders out of jail due to the spread of coronavirus.
The man has been sent back to New York, where he lives, but the singer is seeking a restraining order as she’s worried he will return.