A man has been jailed for stalking Taylor Swift after bombarding her with dozens of letters and e-mails.
According to records filed in federal court, Eric Swarbrick was given the sentence during a hearing Wednesday in Nashville.
The terms of the sentence, which also includes three years of supervised release, were agreed on by prosecutors in a plea agreement that Swarbrick entered in 2019.
The complaint said Swarbrick sent over 40 letters and emails to Big Machine Label Group in 2018, asking the CEO to introduce him to Swift. Over time the letters became more violent and threatening.
On three occasions Swarbrick drove to Nashville to personally deliver them and wandered the halls of Big Machines’ offices.
He was arrested on August 2 by the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department.
Swarbrick continued to contact Big Machine Records after he was released, the court was told.
Big Machine Label Group was founded by Nashville music industry veteran Scott Borchetta and signed Swift as a teenager in 2006, shortly after the label’s founding; it has released all of her albums to date.
As Swift was Big Label’s most successful artist by a wide margin, her catalog would have been a prized asset within the company’s portfolio.