Rihanna Gets Permanent Restraining Order Against Stalker

Court grants three years of protection for "Stay" singer.

Posted: 03/22/2013 04:00 PM EDT
Rihanna

Rihanna’s stay away request has been granted. A court ordered that there must be at least 100 yards between the singer and a fan arrested for attempting to break into her L.A. home.

The arrested, Steveland Barrow, 31, actually broke into a neighboring mansion, where he slept in a bed that he thought was Rih Rih’s. He also lifted a few keepsakes before he was apprehended by a civilian. 

Once LAPD arrived, he reportedly said that Rihanna invited him and he wanted to give her poetry. He had several poems with him.

Rihanna was not home — neither in her neighbor’s house, nor her own — at the time of the incident. Still, her lawyer Miles Cooley said, she experienced "substantial emotional distress and concern for her personal safety."

The restraining order is permanent — good for three years. The order issued last month was temporary.

For her non-delusional fans, Rihanna continues her Diamonds tour with a visit to Barrington High School today in recognition of the students’ charitable work.

The school, a public school located in a northwest suburb of Chicago, was the winner of a contest she held seeking, "creative and inspiring lipdub or video that includes a giving back to your community (and world!) message."

Later this evening, she plays Chicago’s United Center with A$AP Rocky.

 

Get ready for the BET Experience, featuring BeyoncéSnoop DoggR. Kelly,  Erykah BaduKendrick Lamar and many more. Go here for more details and info on how to buy tickets.

BET.com is your #1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music.

Click here to subscribe to our newsletter.  

(Photo: Imeh Akpanudosen/WireImage)

Videos You May Like

From Our Partners