Rihanna Gets Permanent Restraining Order Against Stalker

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

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.

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