Suspects Plead Not Guilty in Taylor Swift Home Disturbance Case
29-year-old Michael Horrigan, Tristan J. Kading, 28, and 26-year-old Emily E. Kading were arrested outside of Swift's estate on June 15 after one of her security guards called the police and reported that they were throwing beer bottles at him while shouting and making obscene gestures. According to the Westerly Sun newspaper, the guard was able to identify them later from photographs he had taken on his cell phone.
The three appeared in front of Judge Frank J. Cenerini in 4th Division Court on Friday (July 11), where they each entered a plea of not guilty. They were referred to pre-trial services and given waiver-of-extradition allowances because they live in Connecticut. None of them has any previous criminal record.
Horrigan is scheduled to appear at a pre-trial conference on July 18.
Swift has had multiple other security-related incidents at her Rhode Island home. A man was arrested last year for trying to swim up to her estate, and another man was charged with trespassing earlier this year after repeatedly trying to enter her property.
The singer says she has learned to live her life as normally as possible despite those incidents.
“There are a lot of them,” she concedes. “I just try to be safe and be conscious of people around me … It’s something you just have to deal with. It’s the price you pay for getting to do what you love. You can let it take over your life and make you fearful all the time, or you can live your life in spite of it.”