Taylor Swift’s alleged stalker, David Crowe, has been deemed unfit to stand trial. Instead, he is being admitted to a mental health facility.
Crowe, who has been arrested three times in a short span, faced charges for repeatedly loitering outside Swift’s New York apartment.
Despite a scheduled hearing on February 7, Crowe underwent a court-ordered mental evaluation, keeping him at Riker’s Island. Following psychiatric assessments and a review of his criminal record, the criminal case against him has been dismissed.
Crowe, accused of being near Swift’s residence 30 times in two months, faces charges of stalking, harassment, and criminal contempt. A protective order, issued after his second arrest, forbade contact with Swift. However, Crowe’s repeated violation led to another arrest and contempt charges. Currently held on $100,000 bail, Crowe awaits further hearings.
The dismissal of the criminal case means Crowe will receive treatment at a mental health facility.
Legal representative Katherine LeGeros Bajuk stated that Crowe is not fit to proceed, as determined by medical evaluations.
Swift, currently touring in Tokyo, is expected to attend a future hearing on the matter.
Crowe’s case highlights the challenge of individuals deemed unfit for trial potentially remaining in custody for extended periods.
Written by: MJ