Taylor Swift threatens to sue a student and the reason has shocked people all over the internet

Taylor Swift very much has ‘Bad Blood’ with a 21-year-old student who has been tracking her private jet movements. The singer, who has a staggering net worth of over $1 billion, is known well for her use of private jets. She’s believed to own two and is expected to use one of them to fly from Tokyo to Las Vegas in time for the Super Bowl to support beau Travis Kelce. As private jet information is deemed as public info in the US, aviation fan and student Jack Sweeney often tracks celebrities‘ flights and shares the information on X.

He runs an X page with the handle ‘@SwiftJetNextDay’, and has accounts decided to other stars who frequent the skies in their private aircrafts, such as Kim Kardashian, Bill Gates and Elon Musk. People can, however, implement the Limiting Aircraft Data Displayed (LADD) program if they wish. This ‘provides aircraft owners the ability to have their flight data filtered from distribution via the FAA System Wide Information Management (SWIM) data feed or filtered from public display by web sites that participate in the program’. The data is still available on independent websites – such as ADS-B Exchange – that those FAA requests do not cover, however.

In light of Sweeney often sharing information about Swift’s private jet movements, her lawyers have hit the 21-year-old student with a cease and desist letter. Sweeney, a University of Central Florida junior, received the letter in December 2023. Part of it reads that Swift would ‘have no choice but to pursue any and all legal remedies’ if he did not stop his ‘stalking and harassing behavior’, The Washington Post reports.

The singer’s lawyer, Katie Wright Morrone, also wrote that Sweeney’s actions had caused Swift and her family ‘direct and irreparable harm, as well as emotional and physical distress’ and had heightened her ‘constant state of fear for her personal safety’. Swift’s attorney continued to say that it was a ‘life-or-death matter’ for the ‘Bad Blood’ hitmaker. But Sweeney sees no issue with what he’s been doing and thinks that the letter is simply a scare tactic.

Sweeney runs an X page dedicated to Swift’s jet’s movements. Credits: X

“This information is already out there,” he told The Post. “Her team thinks they can control the world.” Elsewhere, Sweeney insisted that he means no harm by tracking the singer’s flights. He said to The Verge: “I think it’s important to note that nowhere do I intend for harm. I actually think Swift has some good songs. “I believe in transparency and public information.” As well as tracking private jets landing and taking off, Sweeney shares estimates of the associated fuel use and greenhouse gas emissions of the flights. It was reported last year that Swift produced 138 tons of carbon emissions in a three month period.

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