A Seattle man, identified as David Crowe, accused of stalking and harassing Taylor Swift, has been held without bail following his arrest multiple times outside the pop star’s Manhattan residence in the Tribeca neighborhood. Crowe, 33, faced arraignment in Manhattan Criminal Court, charged with second-degree criminal contempt—a misdemeanor. Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s office confirmed the decision and ordered Crowe to undergo a psychiatric evaluation.
Prosecutors revealed that Crowe violated a protective order issued just a day earlier, instructing him to stay away from Taylor Swift, her residence, and cease all communication with her. The arrest occurred on Wednesday after officers responded to reports of an emotionally disturbed man behaving erratically near Swift’s townhouse. Despite being arraigned and served with the protective order, Crowe was arrested once again in close proximity to Swift’s home shortly thereafter.
According to court documents, a security worker observed Crowe near the singer’s residence approximately 30 times since November 25. Despite repeated warnings—estimated at around 10 instances—asking him to refrain from approaching the building or leaving the vicinity, Crowe continued his concerning behavior.
New York County Defender Services, representing Crowe, declined to provide additional comments on the case. Spokesperson Lupe Todd-Medina stated in an email, “We have no additional statement. We rely on the statements made in court today.”
Notably, Taylor Swift’s Manhattan townhouse has witnessed several security breaches in the past, even during her absence, with some intruders identified as stalkers. The recurring incidents highlight the ongoing challenges Swift faces in maintaining her privacy and security.