Taylor Swift Threatens Legal Action Against Florida Student Tracking Her Private Jet Taylor Swift Threatens Legal Action Against Florida Student Tracking Her Private Jet
Taylor Swift‘s Attorneys Send Cease-and-Desist Letter to Jack Sweeney
Attorneys representing Taylor Swift have sent a cease-and-desist letter to Jack Sweeney, a Florida college student who tracks the private jet flights of celebrities and public figures, including Swift.
Sweeney confirmed to CNN on Tuesday that he received the letter, which threatens legal action if he continues to publish information about Swift‘s Private Jet travels.
The letter claims that Sweeney’s actions pose an “imminent threat to the safety and wellbeing” of Swift and accuses him of “stalking and harassing behavior.”
Sweeney’s Response to the Cease-and-Desist Letter
Sweeney told CNN that he never intended any harm with his actions, noting that he is compiling “public information.”
“I actually think Swift has some good songs,” Sweeney added. Still, he said, “I believe in transparency and public information.”
Sweeney also said there is high public interest from Swift‘s fans in the accounts, saying she should have “a decent expectation” that her jet will be tracked “whether or not I do it.”
Taylor Swift‘s History of Dealing with Stalkers
The letter from Swift‘s attorneys states that the singer has dealt with stalkers and others who wish her harm since she was a teenager.
The letter cites “many public cases” of individuals who have come to Swift‘s residences, including armed with weapons and ammunition, and “attempted to harm her.”
The letter argues that sharing her location information gives these bad actors “a roadmap to carry out their plans.”
Taylor Swift‘s Upcoming Travels
Interest in Swift‘s upcoming travels, and specifically whether she will make it back to the US from her overseas tour in time to see her boyfriend Travis Kelce in the Super Bowl, has intensified in recent weeks.
Just last week, the Japanese Embassy in the US tweeted a statement saying that despite the long-haul flight back from Tokyo and a 17-hour time difference, Swift should be able to make it to Las Vegas from Tokyo in time for the big game if she departs Tokyo in the evening after her concert.
It remains to be seen whether Sweeney will comply with Swift‘s cease-and-desist letter or whether he will continue to publish information about her Private Jet travels.
The case has raised questions about the right to privacy of public figures and the public’s right to know about the activities of those figures.