Celebrities are frequently the targets of horrifying stalker events because of their prominence. Taylor Swift was involved in one such incident that occurred as recently as Saturday, January 20. A man was taken into custody outside her Tribeca apartment building in New York City. Numerous neighborhood eyewitnesses attested to the fact that the person was attempting to enter Swift’s home, even though the New York City Police Department did not corroborate this. Taylor, 34, was probably at her house when he attempted to break into the apartment complex. Recall these 20 unnerving celebrity stalker incidents in the wake of Taylor Swift’s stalker arrest.
Known as the “Queen of Pop,” Madonna provided evidence against her harasser, Robert Dewey Hoskins, in court. She acknowledged having nightmares about him during the 1996 court trial after noticing him close to her home the year before. The man broke through the protection of her Hollywood Hills house that year and dove into her pool before the security guard gave him two shots to calm him down. Hoskins received a ten-year prison sentence for his offense.
When a man approached Drew Barrymore during an event at 92nd Street in New York City in August 2023, she was hurried off stage. The daytime TV personality and actress Reneé Rapp can be seen conversing in the event clip. A member of the audience called out Barrymore’s name: Chad Michael Busto. “You know who I am,” he screamed. “I need to see you at some point while you’re in New York.” Fortunately, security moved quickly to stop it.
Chad Michael Busto is, it turns out, a repeat offender. He quickly moved on to Emma Watson in August 2023, one month after the aforementioned incident with Drew Barrymore. Busto was taken into custody in September 2023 following reports that he broke into the dressing room of a New York Fashion Week show. “I want to marry Emma Watson. Let me speak to Emma Watson, Let me take a photo with Emma Watson”.
A restraining order was issued against the actress of Last Kiss, who was 40 years old, for calling her baby and referring to her as his future wife. According to reports, the man made many attempts to break into her Los Angeles house. “There have been many incidents, messages on social media letters but most alarmingly, there have been multiple attempts to visit, come into my home,” Rachel mentioned in conversation to Metro. “I have never met him and have absolutely no intentions of doing so,” she continued.
When Hinckley saw Foster in Taxi Driver, the actress cultivated an unhealthy obsession with her. In an attempt to impress her, he tried to kill President Reagan in 1981. Reagan was miraculously spared when he was shot in the chest. Hinckley received a life sentence that included confinement to a mental health facility.
Dante Michael Soiu pursued and tormented Gweneth Paltrow for more than ten years. Over the years, the person is said to have given her numerous letters and packages containing pornography.
Che Cruz was a stalker of Selena Gomez that went as far as repeatedly breaking into her Calabasas mansion in 2014. He received a 45-day sentence. Thomas Brodnicki, a male, journeyed from Chicago to Los Angeles in 2011 with the intention of seeing Selena.
Before he was arrested in 2023, Jennifer Lopez allowed a man to live in her $10 million Malibu property for a week. John M. Dubis, 49, was recognized as the man. Fortunately, the incident happened while Lopez wasn’t around. The singer has lately moved to New York.
Mark Revill, the guy who frightened Knightley and her family, was given an eight-week suspended jail sentence. Mark tried to stalk the Pride and Prejudice actress by writing her letters and postcards. It is also said that he gave the actress a USB drive with a song about cats on it. When cat began meowing through her letterbox, she, her husband James Righton, and their daughter Edie were terrified, and things got intolerable.
The uncle-nephew team of Mark Staake and Tanner Ruane was arrested in November 2012 for allegedly plotting to castrate the Baby vocalist. It was said that they were Dana Martin’s goons. They were given orders to kill the singer by Dana, a convicted murderer and rapist, who had grown suspicious of Justin Bieber after the artist “changed.”
Shaquan King broke onto Kendall’s land, dove into her pool, and was apprehended by security. Additionally, Maik Bowker, a stalker, threatened Kendall. After he threatened to kill the model and subsequently himself, a five-year restraining order was put in place.
In 2014, loud banging and an explosion awakened Sandra Bullock asleep at her Los Angeles home. Sandra was by herself when the horrifying event happened. As the stalker—later revealed to be Joshua Corbett—hammered on her bedroom door, she sought refuge in her closet. Once the actress called 911, the stalker was taken into custody. Examinations disclosed his intentions to molest the actress. In 2018, he took his own life.
Debra shared in a podcast stating that her stalker “showed up at my doorman building and said that I invited him and that he was spending the day with me and Roman [her son].”
“He referenced my son and that scared me in a completely different way,” she added.
The daughter of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith disclosed in 2021 that she was the victim of a cyberstalker breaking into her home while she was on vacation. Willow, 21, referred to the stalker as a pedophile in a conversation with her mother Jada and grandma Adrienne Banfield Norris at the age of 21. She claimed to have obtained a protection order against him.
After making ominous comments about the supermodel on his Facebook page and allegedly attempting to break into her NYC apartment “at least five times” in 2015, Marcell Porter, Gigi Hadid’s stalker, was sentenced to up to three years in jail in 2017. “I love you. I know everything about you. Wait for me soulmate,” was one among them.
Between late 2017 and early 2018, Bella Hadid dealt with Rayan Parez, also known as Brian Parez, who was a stalker. In 2018, he was taken into custody outside Bella’s New York City home.
A man going under the name of Marvin Magallanes made many attempts to break into Kylie’s home in 2016. He even drove his vehicle into her front gate twice. Police tracked him down and discovered that he had killed two homeless men, Sabah Alsaad and Onosai Tavita.
The Riverdale actress had a headache over a pizza delivery guy. In 2017, Lili revealed to MTV that her phone number was saved by a pizza delivery man from an order she placed for herself. He “tried to get [me] to follow him on Instagram,” she recalled.
Following her roles in Radio Days and My Sister Sam, Rebecca Schaefer’s career in show business appeared bright in the 1980s. Nevertheless, Robert Bardo, a deranged zealot, shot her in the chest at her house, ending her life. At the time of her death, she was only 21. For his horrific act, Bardo received a life term in prison.
Jason Alexander, the ex-husband of Britney Spears, almost interrupted her wedding to Sam Asghari, her current ex-husband. On his Instagram, Alexander recorded the strange event in real time. After being taken into custody by the police, Britney and Sam were given a restraining order against him.