Daniel Seavey is in fear for his safety after a fan broke into his house while he was out of town. On Monday, August 1, the Why Don’t We member addressed the incident, saying he was safe for the time being, but would be moving from his current home, where he has a studio, to better fit in. protect.
“I fear for my safety and will move immediately. I will also file a complaint,” he tweeted. “I’m not in Los Angeles and I’m safe at this time, but I’m afraid a restraining order won’t be enough to protect me, my friends and my family.”
I fear for my safety and will move immediately. I will also file a complaint. I’m not in LA and I’m safe at this time, but I’m afraid a restraining order won’t be enough to protect me, my friends, and my family.
— Daniel (@SeaveyDaniel) August 1, 2022
Seavey’s statement came after TMZ posted footage of the intruder ringing Seavey’s doorbell with flowers in hand. When no one answered, she walked away from the front door before breaking in through a window. Doorbell footage also captures police putting the fan – dressed in Seavey’s ‘Free Larry Hoover’ concert hoodie – in handcuffs.
In another video captured from inside the house, the fan appears to be rummaging through the Seavey’s kitchen cabinets while listening to Adele’s “Can I Get It.” Seavey’s father Jeffery said the weekend had been “too long” for the family as he asked fans to “please pray” for the woman.
“The girl was held in a psychiatric cell for 72 hours after her arrest. The Dr told us she would probably do it again and advised to press charges,” Jeffery Seavey tweeted. “We have now filed a restraining order and will press charges.”
News of intrusion comes as Seavey pursues solo career after Why Don’t We’s indefinite suspension announcement last month. In the past two weeks, he’s released a pair of songs, an original “bleed on meand a rendition of “Leonard Cohen”Alleluia.”
Why Don’t We’s split came amid a long and heated legal battle with their former management company, Signature Entertainment. “All we want to do in our careers is make great music and perform for all of you lovely people. In light of this announcement, Why Don’t We is officially on hiatus,” wrote the group on Instagram as they canceled their tour last month. “Your love and support means everything to us 5 guys. We love you!”
Why don’t we have a hearing scheduled with the California Labor Board to try to get out of their signing contract. The band had previously accused David Loeffler, their former manager, of “mental, emotional and financial abuse“Last September.