Justin Timberlake’s house swatted as the celebrity swatting trend continues


Another day, another celebrity swatting. Justin Timberlake’s house was the latest victim of the trend in which a fake call for help at a celebrity’s home is placed to 911. The Los Angeles Police Department told omg! that a residence — with an address known to be JT’s — was hit on Friday. “We had a call come out as shots fired,” said officer Norma Eisenman. “The call came in at 3:15 p.m. Patrol officers responded. There was no crime.” Mr. Jessica Biel is the third celebrity that has been swatted this week. Rihanna’s home was hit Wednesday, and Sean “Diddy” Combs’ digs fell victim on Wednesday. The residences of Tom Cruise, Chris Brown, Simon Cowell, the Kardashians, and Miley Cyrus are among the others that have been swatted recently. Just this week, the same group responsible for doxxing — or posting the financial documents and credit reports of celebrities such as Angelina Jolie, George Clooney, and Oprah online — claimed responsibility for some of the false alarms. Real funny that the swatters are wasting police officers’ valuable time, right? This is one trend that can’t end soon enough. Selena Gomez’s house was reportedly swatted Friday as well. LAPD Detective Gus Villanueva told omg! that officers responded to a false call of a murder at a residence that has not been confirmed to belong to Gomez. Just like in similar incidents, no crime had actually been committed.