At the end of February, Billie Eilish (19) successfully applied for a restraining order for a man who has been harassing her for a long time. Meanwhile, the court has also ruled on the case. For example, John Hearle (23), the singer’s stalker, is no longer allowed to come near her for five years.
In the documents that Billie Eilish has submitted to the court, it is stated that John Hearle, among other things, sent threatening letters to the singer. “You can’t get what you want unless you want to die for me … And you will die,” it said in one of the many letters Billie has received.
According to Billie herself, he also camped at a school across from her Los Angeles home. From there he kept a constant eye on her. The man would watch Eilish come home or leave and he would always shout something to her. He also made a gesture that seemed to cut his throat. “I really feared for my safety and the safety of my family,” said the singer.
By the way, Billie has been bothered by her stalker for a long time. He has been following her since the summer. The singer has therefore waited six months to take steps. She is currently staying with her parents, because the thought that Hearle was around all the time made her terribly anxious. “Every time I saw him, I just wanted to start shouting”, Billie said.
In the meantime, however, the singer can breathe a sigh of relief. E! News writes that the man has been banned from contacting for five years. From now on he has to stay 200 yards or 182 meters away from her and away from her parents.