Taylor Swift’s stalker was arrested from her New York apartment on April 17 at around 8:30 PM when a 911 caller reported that a 52-year old man was inside Swift’s Tribeca building without permission. The man who recognises himself as Hanks Johnson claimed that the pop star has been communicating with him on social media, and knows who he is.

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A criminal complaint has been filed against him, and according to the police, Taylor Swift’s stalker told them that, “She knows that I’m coming here, we’re friends.” A security employee of the singer’s revealed that Johnson has rung the doorbell and tried to enter the building at least five times over the last six months.

Swift’s stalker was charged with criminal trespass, and was released the next day on his own recognizance after arraignment. After coming out of the courthouse, Johnson showed his messages that he sent to Swift’s Instagram account. He claimed that the predictive text suggestions on his phone were responses from the singer. He already has a restraining order, prohibiting him from communicating with Bella Hadid and Gigi Hadid.

In other news, after the re-release of her album Fearless, American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift has topped the UK’s Official Albums Chart, beating a long-held record by the English rock band The Beatles. According to a report by TMZ, the album hit number 1 in the UK, and with that Swift has racked up 3, number-1 albums- ‘Fearless’, ‘Folklore’, and ‘Evermore’ in 259 days. This has beaten The Beatles’ record who took 364 days to get number 1 rank with 3 albums in a row. The English band maintained the record for 54 years until Swift broke the same on April 17.

The Grammy-award winning artist extended gratitude to her fans by penning a note of thanks on Twitter that said, “WELL WELL WELL you all really went out and left my greatest expectations in shambles this week. Word on the street is you made Fearless (my version) the biggest country album 1st week of the last 6 years & the top release of 2021 so far. Honestly?? How?? Did I get this lucky??”