Pop star Taylor Swift has been granted a permanent restraining order against an alleged stalker.
The "I Knew You Were Trouble" hitmaker obtained a temporary protection order against Timothy Sweet earlier this month, amid claims he had bombarded her with frightening emails, letters and messages via social media since 2011.
According to her original legal documents, one of the notes Sweet reportedly sent to the singer, who he believed was his wife, stated: "Dearest Taylor, I'll kill any man who gets in the way of our marriage." Another message read: "If anyone in Taylor Swift's family gets killed, it is not my fault." A Los Angeles judge reviewed the restraining order request on Tuesday and agreed to extend it until 2017. The ruling bans Sweet from going within 100 yards (91.44 metres) of the 24-year-old and her immediate family.
Sweet is the second superfan to be ordered to stay away from Swift in the past week - Daniel P. Cole was recently charged with trespassing on her Rhode Island property following an arrest in December, when he refused to move his truck from the singer's driveway as he attempted to gain access to the home. He was also slapped with a no-contact order, which was granted on Friday.