On a day that music star Ariana Grande should have enjoyed fully, her birthday, her longtime stalker broke into her home in Montecito, California. The man, who has been identified as Aharon Brown, has repeatedly violated restraining orders from Grande and threatened her severally.
Brown was arrested after his forced entry into Grande’s home triggered security alarms. Thankfully, the 29-year-old singer was not home during his break-in, and he didn’t do much damage before security arrested him. Cops soon showed off and put Brown behind bars.
Meanwhile, Grande posted a cute throwback photo of herself on social media to celebrate her birthday. It’s not yet clear where she was or what she did to celebrate the day.
Read on to find out more.
He Was Previously Arrested Last Year
In September 2021, Brown was arrested after he showed up at the “Thank you, Next” singer’s home in Los Angeles. He went there with a large hunting knife and allegedly kept screaming at Grande and her security, saying, “I’ll f–king kill you and her.” He had already begun harassing her at this stage.
According to official court documents obtained by Page Six, Grande immediately filed for a restraining order against Brown and pleaded with the LA Superior Court to grant her request, saying how afraid she was of him and his consistent threats.
She said, “Based on his threats, I am fearful for my safety and for the safety of my family. I fear that absent a restraining order, Mr. Brown will continue to come to my home and attempt to physically harm or murder me or members of my family.” The court then granted the singer a five-year restraining order against Brown.
Brown Repeatedly Violated The Restraining Order
Despite the restraining order, Brown kept harassing and stalking Grande. He was meant to turn himself in by Tuesday for violating the order but instead chose to travel to Grande’s California home and attempt to gain access to her or her family again.
Now that he has been arrested, police have arraigned him on charges of burglary, damaging power lines, stalking, violating a court order, and obstruction. Brown pled not guilty to all the charges but is still in custody.
According to declarations Grande and her tour manager made when applying for the restraining order, Brown had visited her home in LA several times. Grande said the visits were initially sporadic but increased in frequency until they became multiple times in a single day.
She said it was very worrying because she is very private about her movements and has never shared her addresses with the public. Therefore, his ability to track down her home address is very scary and worrying.
This Is Not Ariana Grande’s First Stalking Incident
Brown is not the first stalker Grande has had since she rose to fame on Nickelodeon. In May 2020, Grande and her mother, Joan, applied for a restraining order against a stalker named Fidel Henriquez. The court granted them a five-year restraining order against him.
Henriquez was arrested after he snuck onto Grande’s home and past her security to leave a love note for the singer. Police booked him for misdemeanor trespassing and later for felony battery because he allegedly spat on the officers who arrested him.
She Posted A Throwback Photo To Celebrate Her Birthday
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While Brown was trying to break into her home, Grande was celebrating her birthday happily. She posted a throwback video of herself as a child on her Instagram, proving that she has been sassy and cute from the beginning.
The video also showed the “God is a Woman” singer dressed in a white collared shirt and dress and high white socks as she wore her shoes. She was also talking to someone in the video, presumably a family member, and said, “What do you think I am, Peter Pan or something?”
Many celebrities and fans of Grande commented on the post, wishing Grande a happy birthday and saying how cute the throwback video was. Celebs like Cynthia Erivo, Rozzi, Courtney Chipolone, and Jeremy Rosado wished her in the comments.
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