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Bella Hadid Gets Restraining Order Against Stalker Lurking Outside Her Apartment

The supermodel reported alleged stalker Brian Perez, who was posting photos of her apartment on Instagram.

Bella Hadid got a restraining order against her alleged stalker. As TMZ reported, the supermodel got a restraining order against a man named Brian Perez. He has reportedly been making threatening remarks to the 21-year-old online, and he has been accused of lurking around her apartment.

The 37-year-old was arrested last week after posting social media updates of her New York City apartment online. In one Instagram video, he apparently asked, "You want me to come? I'm going to come there now." He went on, "Please don't make me come all the way down there." Hadid also said that she saw Perez in front of her apartment building screaming her name.

Her security called police after they saw he posted a photo of her apartment on Instagram, and Perez was arrested for aggravated harassment and stalking on February 8. Prior the the arrest, Hadid received another Instagram message from the man in which he wrote, per E!, "You know you could have gotten me in trouble yesterday."

As part of this new restraining order, which E! confirmed was issued on February 9, Perez has been ordered to stay away from the Vogue model. In her complaint, the supermodel says his actions "caused her to fear for her physical safety" and "feel anxious and nervous." It also says that she felt "harassed, annoyed and alarmed" by his conduct.

As E! shared, Hadid isn't personally named in the complaint, but they have confirmed that she is the victim. Perez was arraigned on February 9. The judge released him on his own recognizance, and the case has been adjourned until March 12. It is unclear if he has made a statement at this time.

This also isn't Perez's first time dealing with law enforcement. A spokesperson for the New York Police Department told E! that he was arrested in 2008 for public urination and in 2007 for a DWI and reckless endangerment. He was arrested in 2004 for criminal mischief and reckless endangerment and in 2000 for criminal possession of controlled substance.

Amid her alleged stalker's arrest, Hadid has been hard at work. She is currently at New York Fashion Week, and fans have seen her walk the runways for designers such as Anna Sui, Brandon Maxwell and Alexander Wang.

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