According to a report from E! News, the man who threatened Taylor Swift and her family just got ten years of probation. In November of 2016, Frank Andrew Hoover found himself arrested by the police when he violated a restraining order she had taken out against him.
Hoover also sent several emails to Taylor Swift’s father, Scott, from August until October 27th. In January of 2018, Hoover faced more charges after prosecutors found out about emails where he once again threatened Taylor and her family.
The contents of the emails are strongly worded, with consistent use of religious terminology including, “evil family of devils,” and claiming that Taylor is spreading a virus with her music. Hoover said in the email that we’re “going to end all the Swifts on one day.” Another one sent by the man says simply, “go to hell, Swift.”
Not only is he getting ten years of probation, but TMZ reports that the court and the police are monitoring his every move by GPS to make sure he doesn’t bother her family again.
Hoover has to stay at least one mile away from Swift at all times. In addition to a strong and unwavering restraining order, Hoover must seek out psychiatric help and will undergo firearms and drug testing.
Failure to meet these guidelines and stipulations could result in jail time. As you may know, her interactions with Hoover are just one among many problems the singer has faced.
Swift recently fought against a DJ, David Mueller, after he supposedly grabbed her buttocks during a group photo conducted for the organization.
Swift claimed there was no confusion about the action; he grabbed her body during the picture. The singer iconically sued him for only $1, in a symbolic act to show it’s not about the money. It’s the principle.