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Bella Hadid has been granted a restraining order in opposition to her alleged stalker Brian Perez.
An order of safety was issued on Feb. 9. In line with courtroom paperwork obtained by E! Information, the 37-year-old male was arrested on Feb. eight and charged with two misdemeanor accounts: aggravated harassment within the second diploma to stalking within the fourth diploma.
Per the official grievance, the 21-year-old supermodel began receiving “a number of Instagram messages” from Perez’s account in December 2017. On Feb. 7, Hadid acquired a video message from Perez wherein he claimed to be close to the neighborhood of her residence. The courtroom doc additionally acknowledged that she acquired a number of Instagram messages that learn, in substance, “You need me to come back? I’ll come there now. Please do not make me come all the way in which down there after which there is a state of affairs together with your safety or one thing.”
That very same day, Hadid noticed Perez in entrance of her residence and heard him shouting her identify. In line with the grievance, the conduct “alarmed” her and triggered to “run rapidly” inside her residence.
Earlier than he was arrested on Feb. eight, Hadid acquired one other Instagram message from Perez wherein he wrote, in substance, “You understand you could possibly have gotten me in hassle yesterday.”
The grievance states Perez confirmed the referenced Instagram account was his and that he despatched the aforementioned messages. It additionally states he confirmed that he was at Hadid’s residence on the referenced date and instances.
Hadid additionally stated she doesn’t know the defendant and that she had by no means given him her handle. In line with the grievance, Perez’s actions “triggered her to concern for her bodily security” and “really feel anxious and nervous.” It additionally states that she felt “harassed, aggravated and alarmed” by his conduct.
The grievance didn’t identify Hadid. Nevertheless, E! Information has discovered that she is the sufferer.
Perez was arraigned on Feb. 9 earlier than Choose Angela Badamo, who launched him on his personal recognizance. The case has been adjourned till March 12.
This is not Perez’s first run-in with the regulation. A spokesperson for the New York Police Division stated he was arrested in 2008 for public urination and in 2007 for a DWI and reckless endangerment. He was additionally arrested in 2004 for legal mischief and reckless endangerment and in 2000 for legal possession of managed substance.