Taylor Swift’s alleged stalker may have been caught on camera inside of the singer’s Manhattan apartment building, but according to him, he’s “obviously not guilty.”
According to a new report, 29-year-old Mohammed Jaffar appeared in court on Monday, where he entered a plea of not guilty after reportedly loitering outside her home and spending time on the building’s roof deck.
“Obviously not guilty,” Jaffar said when asked for a plea, according to a report by the New York Daily News.
Jaffar was facing burglary and other charges relating to his alleged stalking in a Manhattan Supreme Court earlier today.
Mohammed Jaffar has reportedly been stalking Taylor Swift since January
Jaffar is accused of attempting to reach Swift in late January when he began calling her management team about 60 times over two weeks. The following month, Jaffar was reportedly seen arriving to the singer’s apartment building.
“The defendant was observed via video surveillance inside the (Swift’s) apartment building attempting to enter the actual apartment … spending approximately four hours outside of the apartment and on (Swift’s) roof deck,” prosecutor Caitlyn Jaile said.
Throughout February, Jaffar reportedly attempted to make contact with Swift a number of times and showed up to her home at least twice. According to the report, he proceeded to ring her doorbell for nearly an hour on both occasions before being booted from the property.
Mohammed Jaffar is reportedly bipolar
In court with Jaffar was his brother, Ali, who told the court that his sibling is suffering from bipolar disorder.
“He’s taking his medication right now. He’s getting better,” Ali Jaffar said. “The (prosecutors) should go easier on him.” he added.