Taylor Swift’s Stalker Sent Her 735 Disturbing Tweets in One Year
Taylor Swift got a temporary restraining order against a man who would go to any length — even death — to be with her.
And by his bizarre rants to the singer over the internet, uncovered by CB!, we can see why she was afraid for her life.
In the span of just over one year, from January 2011 to May 2012, Tim Sweet sent Swift about 735 messages on Twitter professing his love and desire to marry her. But she wasn’t the only celebrity he fixated on.
In tweets found by Celebuzz over at least four different Twitter accounts created by Sweet, he goes on a relentless pursuit of the superstar, even sending an overwhelming 26 tweets on one day, March 6, 2012.
“If I was JFK the young John F. Kennedy, you know that President guy, I would flirt and say D***, you’re hot, babe,” he wrote to Swift and Stone.
“The name of the game in this NEW topic, is TAYLOR SWIFT. My pursuit of you in ethical, purity and kindness is NOT a game,” Sweet added.
“I COULD HAVE CHOSEN ANY WOMAN TO MARRY. I CHOSE TAYLOR,” he continued. “Time is short, I trust God will provide a spouse! @taylorswift13.”
And just as Sweet gushed over the singer, he quickly turned very cold, mocking her relationship-inspired love songs.
“oh my poor boyfriends treated me badly, WAAAAA @taylorswift13 :-) and whine about teenage boys from YEARS ago @taylorswift13,” he wrote. “Waaaaa (baby sound): I’m going lead women of the world as a public figure (joke on Taylor Swift) … @taylorswift13. WHO CARES? I dated a few ladies in my life. I don’t sing songs like a baby girl whining about them all. [added: baby] ;-) @taylorswift13.”
He also took aim at one of her most famous exes, Jake Gyllenhaal: “Jake G. is gay. u should date a real man,” he wrote February 1, 2011.
In a few messages, he shockingly says he was arrested for trespassing on April 18, 2012, and even refers to himself as her “stalker” and he would “kill” for her:
“If a police officer or any person ever would touch or think of touching my wife, kids, I would personally kill them. (legally!),” Sweet wrote March 28, 2012.
“@taylorswift13 Ring, hello. Hi,Taylor,it’s Tim.Oh,Tim. My stalker. No,just a fella trying to date a girl.One who I’ll be marrying 1 day. ;-)” he wrote March 4, 2012.
On April 9, 2011, he reached out to her 14 times, including, “So I’m trying my best to find a way into your heart, so I can have that 1st date with you. (w/o stalking of course) :)”
“Not a creepy, crazy stalker dude, either ;) I’m cool. :) In fact, I AM the one that will deal w many stalkers in yrs to come,” he wrote in another message.
On Decemeber 29, 2011, he indicated his No. 1 “goal” was to “stalk as many women as possible.”
“CIA drone is circling overhead of @taylorswift13 boyfriend,” he wrote to her on January 30, 2012.
As he continued to court the country superstar, he promised to meet her on tour locations around the world, invited her to his hotels, write her letters and messages on Facebook (which has been shut down), and take her on shopping sprees.
He said he’d buy Swift, who he referred to as “baby cakes, “that purple dress” in New York.
“Taylor Swift DESPERATELY wants me to marry her / make her an honest woman (said ethically), and I will in right time,” wrote Sweet, adding he also sent her poems, like “Dear Taylor, I love you like fine wine / Whiskey sour, not a flower / But yet your heart is true / Your heart is mine. Signed TimothySweet.”
Over time, his insistency became increasing more urgent, personal and explicit as he talked about sex, having children and playing with her cat, Meredith.
“@taylorswift13 Sex is good. I expect a lot of sex from my wife. This is mutual,” he wrote.
“But WITHHOLDING TIME AND SEX FROM ME IS sinful and wrong, very wrong. Preaching the truth. This is very true for EVERYONE,” he continued.
“@taylorswift13 When you’re a mom, I promise to stay up late, wake up early, and, yes, even help changing a diaper or two :) :) :) :) love♥u.”
“@taylorswift13 YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO BE MY WIFE, BUT YOU CAN’T BE SCARED TO MEET ME. JUST BECAUSE I’M AT BIGGER STATURE, DON’T BE INTIMIDATED,” Sweet wrote.
“I NEED YOU TO BE WITH ME FACE-TO-FACE-CHEEK-TO-CHEEK ASAP DOUBLE-TIME,” he said to her in February 2012.
“@taylorswift13 YET I KNOW IT TO BE TRUE. I love you, CARE DEEPLY ABOUT YOU, will die, live, and do all things to serve you,” he wrote February 22, 2012.
“@taylorswift13 Dear Taylor, I have courted you on and off since early 2011. I am 100 percent sure that our lives should matter,” he added just days later on Feb. 17.
Out of desperation, he even tried to get the attention of Swift’s mom, Andrea Finlay, writing to her a handful of times: “This is a serious question, btw, after 5 mos. of prayer, I am still convinced I should actively court ur daughter, God bless u.”
Only Tay-Tay isn’t the only celeb Sweet harassed over the Internet. But it’s clear she’s the only one he wrote to consistently.
Others only received a few messages, which were no less concerning and show he could very well be mentally unbalanced.
“Prayed for Katy Perry after her divorce: Know that I’m praying for you after your divorce, he wrote,” to the singer February 26, 2012.
“@mark_wahlberg I will work for you as Congressman. Ready to work for you now as actor! he said. “Tweet back. I will call Mr. Spielberg’s office soon!”
“I’m sorry Hayden,but I love killing whales..then eating them. Taste like chiken :) Taylor tweeted to follow u tho,” he wrote to the actress who’s a spokesperson for The Whaleman Foundation.
“@LeoDiCaprio When I become President, you should play me in a movie,” e You’ll have to wear brown contacts. God bless. How r things in LA?”
And he even offered some words of encouragement for Justin Bieber when he was accused of fathering a child three years ago: “Hey bro, if you did nothing, then you got nothing to worry about. Abstinence = No baby’s mamas :-)”
Swift was granted the restraining order by an L.A. judge this week not only due to the litany of tweets she received from Sweet, but other messages he allegedly sent via letters and emails, which reportedly described possible violent tendencies. For example, some read: “If anyone in Taylor Swift’s family gets killed, it is not my fault” or “My wife, Taylor Swift (Sweet) and I live in Beverly Hills. I am in love with her. In conclusion, we treat each other with dignity and respect. I will carry a gun to protect her the rest of my life.”
And “Dearest Taylor, I’ll kill any man who gets in the way of our marriage. Message to John Kerry, Secretary of State. Message from YOUR Presidential Candidate.”
Sweet has been ordered to stay 100 yards away from the 24-year-old singer and her mother, father and brother, and is forbidden contacting her through any electronic means.
“[His conduct] is seriously alarming and harassing and [is] extremely distressing to me and my family,” Swift said in court, adding that she does “not have desire to interact with or communicate in any way with Mr. Sweet.”