How Pete Davidson’s stalker convinced everyone she was his girlfriend
One of the more unfortunate facts of celebrity is that you can have some pretty obsessed fans. Or, well, the sort of fans who cross all sorts of boundaries and end up giving up other fans a bad name, you know? Like the fans that put a tracker on your car? Not real fans, and that’s definitely a felony. In Pete Davidson’s case, his fan turned stalker claimed to be his IRL girlfriend. Big yikes!
It’s unfortunately not the first case of celebrity stalkers in Hollywood. We can name like four that have gone after Selena Gomez. Justin Bieber has one in prison that wants to actually kill him. There’s the tragic case of Rebecca Schaffer that saw a talented young star murdered by a person that claimed to have “loved” her without really knowing her. Thankfully, however, Pete Davidson is fine and his fake girlfriend has been arrested.
Here’s what you need to know.
Why would she claim to be Pete Davidson’s girlfriend?
Michelle Mootreddy, 24, was arrested on Thursday, March 18th that afternoon. Police charged her with stalking, harassment, criminal trespassing, and trespassing. She was arrested at Davidson’s Staten Island home. According to TMZ, she allegedly made her way into the home via an open side door and sat down at the kitchen table, which is definitely not what Davidson probably wanted to see when getting a snack.
In addition, Mootreddy told responding officers that she was Pete Davidson’s girlfriend and that they shared “a telepathic love connection”. We don’t want to make light of the situation or anyone’s mental health, but she probably needs to see someone related to the mental health field because that’s definitely not a normal thought process. It’s also an escalation.
Earlier in the week
Michelle Mootreddy was already on people’s radars as of Monday, March 15th, when she sent out a bogus press release claiming to be Pete Davidson’s girlfriend. In the release, she said that they were starting up a “experiential and digital entertainment group”, were childhood friends, and that they had secretly gotten married. That’s honestly a lot to deal with.
According to Davidson’s legal representation, this was false. Honestly, it could get Mootreddy into more legal trouble than what she’s already in. In a statement to Vanity Fair, Davidson’s lawyer wrote: “the press release being circulated this morning about Pete Davidson is completely false. Not a word of it is true. Mr. Davidson has no idea who this person is. We are investigating and considering all legal and equitable remedies.”
Needless to say, Pete Davidson is not having a great week, learning about a stalker who broke into his home and is claiming to be his wife. If you know anything about stalkers and famous people, then it has the potential of going very, very bad quickly with some serious intervention on the part of law enforcement.
Presumably, Michelle Mootreddy is being held in custody. Davidson, honestly, should try to get a restraining order of some sort against her. Honestly? It sounds like she needs serious mental help. Hopefully, she can be given a psych evaluation or be sent to psychiatric hospital in order to get the mental health help that she clearly needs here. Right now, however, Pete Davidson should probably be thinking of his safety.
Ultimately, however, it’s something that will lead to a wait & see with this case. We hope Davidson is keeping safe during this time. No one deserves to be stalked, least of all celebrities. Boundaries, people, boundaries are important!
What do you think about Pete Davidson’s stalker claiming to be his girlfriend/wife? What do you think will happen next in the case? Let us know in the comments.