After tracking and sending threatening letters and emails to Big Machine Records, Taylor Swift’s former record label in Nashville, Tennessee, a federal judge sentenced Eric Swarbrick, a Texan, to 30 months. Imprisonment.
At a hearing in Nashville, Svobrick was sentenced, including three years of supervised release, but prosecutors agreed to these conditions in a plea agreement signed by Svobrick in 2019.
The complaint claims that Big Machine Records has received letters from Swarbrick in January 2018, asking CEO Scott Borchetta to introduce Swift to him.
Swarbrick sent at least 40 letters and emails, which became increasingly violent and sexual.
He drove from his home in Austin, Texas to Nashville, personally delivered the letter at least three times, and wandered around the hall, including on August 2, when he was arrested by the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department.
Swarbrick continued to contact Big Machine Records after his release, expressed his desire to rape and kill Swift, and said he would commit suicide in front of Borchetta and his staff.
“My fear of violence continues into my personal life. I carry QuikClot military bandage dressings with me for shooting or stabbing,” Swift wrote in a 2019 article she was. “Websites and tabloids have started publishing every home address I have ever been online. You have enough stalkers trying to break into your house, and you are starting to prepare for bad things.”
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