This story is pretty insane, yet par for the course when it comes to artists who have a passionate following. An obsessed fan broke into the Los Angeles home of Daniel Seavey, member of the boy band, Why Don’t We, last week. He has since put out a restraining order against the woman, and is pressing charges.
You my remember Daniel from American Idol season 14, when, at 15 years old, he finished the show in 9th place.
An intruder climbed through Daniel’s window and slept in his bed
LAPD sources told TMZ that the 23 year old woman broke into Daniel’s L.A. home Wednesday (July 27). The outlet obtained surveillance footage of the woman pacing outside his front door holding flowers. It seems she was hoping to meet him in person. But when she realized he wasn’t home, she climbed through an unlocked window.
A source close to Daniel told TMZ that inside his home, she rummaged through the singer’s closet, putting on a “Free Hoover” hoodie he got from a Drake and Kanye West concert. Eventually, the woman got into Daniel’s bed and fell asleep.
The next morning after waking up, the woman made her way to Daniel’s kitchen. Caught on video, the woman, wearing the hoodie, dug through his cabinets while listening to “Can I Get It” by Adele.
After the intruder’s arrest, she was placed on a psych hold, but only for 72 hours
Meanwhile, Daniel checked his phone Thursday morning and saw the home surveillance video of the woman in his house. The police were immediately contacted. They arrived and took the woman into custody. TMZ reports she was “not mentally there” and was placed on a psych hold.
The intruder reportedly told police that a tattoo on Daniel’s arm, depicting a person climbing through a window inspired her to visit him, and she believed they were meant to be together.
On August 1, Daniel tweeted “I am fearful for my safety and will be moving houses immediately,” He continued, “I will also be pressing charges. I am not in la and am safe for the time being, but I worry a restraining order isn’t enough to protect me, my friends and family.”
i am fearful for my safety and will be moving houses immediately. i will also be pressing charges. i am not in la and am safe for the time being, but i worry a restraining order isn’t enough to protect me, my friends and family.
— Daniel (@SeaveyDaniel) August 1, 2022
Daniel filed a restraining order against the woman covering himself and his brother
Daniel’s father, Jeffrey Seavey posted an update on Twitter, “Daniel was in Miami when this happened,” he wrote. “The girl was held in a psych hold for 72 hours after her arrest. The Dr informed us that she will prob do it again and advised pressing charges. We have now filed a restraining order and will be pressing charges. Pls [pray] for her!!”
Update: Daniel was in Miami when this happened. The girl was held in a psych hold for 72 hours after her arrest. The Dr informed us that she will prob do it again and advised pressing charges. We have now filed a restraining order and will be pressing charges. Pls ?? for her!!
— Jeffrey Scott Seavey (@JeffSeavey) August 1, 2022
The restraining order not only covers Daniel, but his brother, 27 year old Tyler as well. Heavy obtained a copy of the restraining order (HERE). Daniel filed the order on July 28. “Tyler called the police when the girl broke into my house,” Daniel explained in the order. “And she saw him as she was being detained.”
Daniel and Why Don’t We sued their manager alleging extreme abuse
It’s not the first time Daniel has been in the news for unfortunate reasons. In 2021, Why Don’t We sued one of their managers. The band petitioned the California Labor Commission to throw out its contract with David Loeffler and management company Signature Entertainment for violating the state’s Talent Agencies Act.
The band said that neither Loeffler nor his colleague Steven Miller obtained a signed talent agency agreement with the group’s five members.
They also accused Loeffler of “verbal abuse,” “malnourishment” and “extreme dominance” that have “not only inflicted physical and mental, but also extreme financial harm to us.”
“He would not only live with us during the day, but controlled us 24/7, setting an alarm that would go off if any door or window was opened,” the statement read. “Needless to say, we were not given the security code to the alarm, essentially making us hostages in our own home.”
The statement continued, “Food was restricted to the point that some band members developed eating disorders. We had to sneak food in and hide it in our dresser. We were verbally berated almost every day and alienated from our friends and families.”