Taylor Swift received some good news earlier this week, after her alleged stalker attended court.
Frank Andrew Hoover was sentenced to 10 years probation, after pleading guilty to repeatedly violating a protective order the pop star was granted against him, according to TMZ.
Swift was given a restraining order against Hoover after he sent threatening emails to her father back in 2015 and 2016. One of the emails read, “Decided that we are going to end all the Swifts on one day because I can’t stand that virus sh*t your daughter spread.”
After the restraining order was placed, Hoover then attended one of Swift’s concerts in Austin, TX in 2016, which ultimately prompted his arrest and lead to Monday’s sentencing.
Although it must be scary for Swift that he avoided jail time, it should be comforting knowing that he was also ordered to be monitored by GPS for at least a year. This will ensure Hoover will stay at least one mile away from Swift and her family at all times.
As part of his probation, Hoover must also undergo random drug testing, complete psychological testing, and surrender all firearms.
If he violates his probation even once in the next decade, he could go straight to jail.