Joseph Bernatch, a 55-year-old man from Portland, Maine, has been called to court for trespassing on Taylor Swift’s land in Rhode Island. Joseph reportedly parked at Taylor’s neighbor’s home and walked over to Taylor’s property to hand a note to one of Taylor’s security guards.
The note included Joseph’s phone number in the hopes that Taylor would call him.
Here’s a note from Joseph’s attorney, via Yahoo’s omg!:
“As far as I’m concerned, he was not trespassing. He was just trying to get a message to her….[he is] a considerably older man than she is. He’s a very nice guy. As far as I know he’s a U.S. veteran who’s been honorably discharged. Here’s what happened. [My client] parked on a property just next to Taylor’s property. There was a guard posted there. The guard noticed him parking there. He got out carrying the note, and he signaled to the guard. The guard came down and [my client] handed the note to the guard. I’m not even assured that this person was a proper uniformed guard. My client then walked away and drove away. The guard then called over another guard, and they decided they were going to contact the Westerly police, who then dispatched an officer. The guard had taken down the license of my client’s vehicle. The police passed my client as he was driving away from the property. He turned around and stopped the vehicle and arrested my client for willful trespass. What I’m told is that he drove onto her property back in April to ask to see Taylor about something, and at that time he was told that he was not allowed to return. I met with the head of Taylor Swift’s uniformed security about a week ago, which is when I learned about this. Why he went there back [in April], I don’t know.”
We’ll keep you posted.
P.S. Have you heard that Kanye West feels bad about what he did to Taylor!