Google blurred Billie Eilish’s house on Street View after it was revealed she’d been granted a restraining order against an obsessive fan who showed up at her home a total of seven times.
According to legal documents obtained by TMZ, the “Bad Guy” singer claimed that 24-year-old Prenell Rousseau began showing up at her Los Angeles home continuously over a week.
Eilish said that the trespasser started ringing the doorbell, which had been programmed with a Ring camera.
The musician’s father then began to speak to Rousseau and asked if he needed help. “I think I might have the wrong house, but does Billie Eilish live here?” he asked.
In the documents, Eilish added: “While we waited for security, Mr. Rousseau remained on our porch, sat down and began to read a book, while also continuing to engage in a periodic monologue. My father repeatedly asked him to leave, but he refused.”
The Grammy Award winner’s security team was able to get him off the property, but he returned shortly after and laid down behind a wall in an attempt to spend the night.
Rousseau came back to her property the following day, where he tried to gain entry into her home through the front door.
The documents also state that the trespasser showed up seven times.
Eilish expressed that five out of those seven instances he wasn’t wearing a protective face mask or gloves.
According to TMZ, Rousseau had already been arrested twice that week. However, police only gave him a citation in an effort to keep non-violent perpetrators out of jail due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
On Tuesday, May 11, a judge granted Eilish and her parents a temporary restraining order, where Rousseau must stay 200-yards away and cease all contact.
There will be a hearing on June 1, which will argue for a permanent restraining order against Rousseau.
It was then revealed Eilish’s house had not only been blurred on Google, it had been deleted from the website virtualglobetrotting.com, with a message reading: “This map’s location has been removed for privacy concerns,” the Sun reported.
A Google spokesperson told the paper: “If a person sees that their face or licence plate requires additional blurring, or if they would like us to blur their entire house, car, or body, they can submit a request using the ‘Report a problem’ tool.
“We have developed cutting-edge face and licence plate blurring technology that is designed to blur identifiable faces and license plates within Google-contributed imagery in Street View.”
They added: “To ensure the effectiveness of our measures to validate public requests for blurring, we do not publish details.”
Eilish joins a number of stars to have had their homes blurred, including Sir Paul McCartney, Lily Allen, and Jimmy Page.