A masked intruder entered Billie Eilish’s family home in Los Angeles earlier this month. While he was arrested and no one was home when he broke in, the singer has now filed a restraining order against the suspect, 39-year-old Christopher Anderson.
The 21-year-old Eilish said that Anderson entered her house “unannounced and uninvited after apparently professing his love for me and expressing that he really wanted to meet me” in a statement with the filing. Eilish continued in her statement: “Regrettably, this is not the first time an unknown individual has attempted to contact my family and me specifically by stalking us outside my family’s home and by making professions of love to and threats of violence against me. However, each such occasion, including the present one, causes me substantial anxiety, fear, and emotional distress over my personal safety and that of my father, mother, and brother. I worry that some day one of these individuals will do something violent or extremely disturbing to me or one of my family members.”
According to the restraining order, this wasn’t the first time the suspect showed up to the residence; police had been called on five separate occasions. Eilish’s father, Patrick O’Connell, shared that Anderson had approached the home several times in December. He once rang the intercom and asking to use the restroom, and on December 28 (just a week before the break in) he slid a cell phone under the gate. He returned the next day with a white flower and handwritten letter that “professed his love for my daughter Billie, claimed that at some point in time Billie had been watching Mr. Anderson and writing songs about Mr. Anderson, and that Mr. Anderson really wanted to meet Billie.” In addition to protecting herself, the restraining order would also protect Billie’s father, mother Maggie May Baird, and brother Finneas O’Connell.
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