According to court documents, Ariana Grande is very worried that a man arrested earlier this month for wielding a knife outside her home will eventually try to kill her after he’s released from detention.
“The fact that Mr. Brown has been regularly coming to my home for over six months terrifies me,” Ariana Grande, 28, told the Los Angeles Superior Court of suspect Aharon Brown, 23, on September 13.
“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,” Ariana added.
Ariana Grande, an LAPD detective, and her tour manager all stated that Aharon Brown had been visiting the pop star’s home in Los Angeles since mid-February.
The “Bang Bang” singer told the court that because she does not share her address with the public, “the fact that Mr. Brown was able to determine where I reside scares me,” adding that Brown visited sporadically at first, and later became “nearly every day, and sometimes multiple times a day” in the last weeks.
The intruder allegedly arrived at Grande’s home on September 9 around 4:15 p.m., where he was met by Ariana Grande’s private security personnel. According to her, Brown left, but returned later that night around 10:20 p.m. with a large hunting knife and became “combative when asked to leave.”
According to court documents, Grande and her manager both stated that Brown yelled “I’ll f–king kill you and her,” in reference to Ariana.
Detective Peter Doomanis confirmed that Brown had a knife in the front pocket of his pants when he was searched and that the suspect was taken into custody.
Doomanis told the Los Angeles Superior Court that based on his “review of Mr. Brown’s arrest report and my knowledge of his previous activity,” he believes Brown poses a “high level of danger” to Grande.
Ariana Grand’s tour manager agreed with the findings and said that without a restraining order, he believes Brown will pose a “grave threat” to his client.
“His stalking behavior has progressed and escalated over time. Mr. Brown has also expressed an intention to be violent and to harm Ms. Grande. It is my opinion that Mr. Brown may continue to attempt to stalk, contact, approach and/or harm Ms. Grande after he is released from custody,” Roshad Ismail said.
A temporary restraining order has been granted to the singer by a Judge, while Brown remains in custody with a hearing for the matter scheduled for October 5th.
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