Arianna Grande has been tracked by one obsessed fan for a while. She's been receiving unwanted gifts and texts from a stalker named Timothy Normandin since 2014. Now, Normandin will finally be reprimanded for his actions after pleading guilty to criminal harassment.
Teen Vogue reports that Normandin's history with Grande is rather strange: "He has been following Ariana across different states, even attempting to crash her record Christmas party. He’s also sent her unwanted texts and gifts, including a mountain rock and a 42-pound pumpkin."
Normandin will be required to stay far away from Grande from now on. He has been put on three years probation. The silver lining to this story is that part of Normandin's sentencing includes mental health counseling for his apparent delusional disorder.
In recent memory, a handful of celebrities has dealt with stalkers, including Kylie Jenner and Lana Del Rey. But perhaps no one dealt with the situation better than Lily Allen, who issued a stern yet sympathetic statement about her experience: "He has a mental illness. The system has failed him. But until he gets the right treatment and the right help he needs, then I’m not safe. You can throw the book at him, put him in jail, but he’ll still be coming out. And the victim is never safe."
Grande has not released a statement about the incident.
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