A judge is extending a restraining order for three years against a 24-year-old Billie Eilish stalker.
Superior Court Judge Dianna Gould-Saltman agreed to the extension of the May 11 order. The restraining order is to prevent Prenell Rousseau of Farmingville, New York, from contacting Billie Eilish or her family. He cannot come within 100 yards of the pop-star or her parents.
Billie Eilish, her attorney, and her parents phoned into the hearing held at an empty courtroom. Only the judge and a reporter from the Associated Press were present, and everyone wore face masks.
The restraining order also prevents the Billie Eilish stalker from assaulting or harassing the family.
Neither Rousseau nor his attorney appeared at the hearing. AP contacted Rousseau’s associated relatives for a comment, but they did not return calls. Eilish listened to the ruling by phone, but she did not speak with the judge. Both parents indicated they would like to be included in the three-year restraining order.
Court documents allege Rousseau showed “erratic behavior” as he showed up at her parents’ home. He came seven different times between May 4 and May 5 and was finally arrested for trespassing. Billie Eilish’s attorney initially sought a five-year restraining order on behalf of his client.
The judge settled on extending the order to three years after hearing Rousseau has made no attempts at contacting the family.
During Rousseau’s first appearance at the home, he rang the doorbell and asked Eilish’s father if she lived there. He refused to leave when told he had the wrong house. The family called their private security service when he returned later that evening.
“While we waited for security, Mr. Rousseau remained on our porch, sat down and began to read a book, while also continuing to engage in a periodic monologue,” the court documents read. “My father repeatedly asked him to leave, but he refused.”