For Kendall Jenner , noted trypophobic, this anxiety reached a head earlier this year. On the evening of August 14 th, the 20 -year-old model was driving through the gate of her Hollywood Hills home when she spotted a trespasser. Unfortunately, it was not Harry Styles holding up a boombox playing In Your Eyes. According to the police report, alleged stalker Shavaughn McKenzie had been waiting on the property to give Jenner an unwelcome homecoming. He followed Jenners car and proceeded to bang on her window, hollering, Can I talk to you? Jenner afterward remembered, I was crying, I was hollering, I was freaking out. I didnt know what his intentions were. I was freaking out.
I was frightened for sure, the model added , noting that shed ensure him two other hours before. McKenzie reportedly tried to reassure her by insisting, Hey seem, I dont have a gun. A strangely un-reassured Jenner was able to cut this stop and chat short by pulling out of the driveway and phoning a friend for help.
As a result of his Hollywood Hills home invasion, McKenzie was swiftly charged with one count of misdemeanor stalking and one count of misdemeanor trespassing. Since McKenzie apparently has a habitof trespassing at UCLA, he already has two probation violations to contend withmeaning that his 15 minutes of renown adjacency could land him some serious jail time.
This week, Jenners August incident played out in criminal tribunal. On Thursday, lawyer Shawn Holley successfully helped her celeb client procure a permanent restraining orderagainst McKenzie. This extension of Jenners original, temporary restraining order will last for the next five years, and ensure that McKenzie stays a football field away from the supermodel at all times.
Jenner herself took the stand against her alleged stalker, telling the magistrate, Ive never been so scared in my life. She added she was traumatized after the incident and had to stay at a neighbors house for anxiety of returning to her own estate. This is not how I want to be living, she said, adding that she now has 24 -hour camera security around her property. I really don’t feel safe in my own home, she said, adding, I’m already the kind of person who’s on edge.
Unfortunately , no number of bodyguards can protect against a celebrity own anxious propensities.( Jenners incident patently calls to intellect another security breachKim Kardashians recent robbery at firearm phase .) On a recent episode of Rob& Chyna , a fun, zany reality TV spinoff about the fight of dating with depression, Jenners anxiety took centre stage. In the scene, her brother Rob Kardashian and ex-brother-in-law Scott Disick are visiting momager Kris Jenner, because they are bored and unemployed. Unfortunately, Kris is busy with a client who actually get paidKendall Jenner, who is in the midst of a panic attack. Rob and Scott recommend that Kendall ask a stranger for a Xanax, before listing off their own issuesincluding drug addictions, severe depression, and newborn mama dramain a surprisingly successful attempt to cheer Kendall up. From Kriss blas attitude to the boys immediate push for pharmaceuticals, its clear that this isnt Kendalls first time at the anxiety rodeo.
As difficult as it may be to summon pity for the unfathomably rich and incomparably beautiful, the level of fame that the Kardashians have achieved clearly takes a mental toll. Kendalls younger sister Kylie has been open about the psychological effects of living out your teenagedom under a TMZ -style, long lens microscope. In a recent Complex interview, Jenner described her panic attack-ridden past: I never went out. If I tried to go to the movies or something, I would stop breathing in the middle and merely scream. Im surprised there arent videos of me out there. I felt super trapped, like everybody was watching me.
And during an episode of KUWTK last season, Kylie confessed that shes been having really bad anxiety lately. I just feel like I& apos; ve been dealing with nervousnes for so long, she confided in her sisters. Some people are born for this life and some people aren& apos; t. I just know I& apos; m not supposed to be famous. At the time, older sister Kim seemed visibly shocked by the notion of actively desiring anonymity.
Ironically, mere months after that episode aired, many blamed Kims violent robbery on her own overexposure. These days, the Kardashians first daughter is clearly fightingwith her hard-won notoriety, donning uncharacteristically drab attire and abstaining from social media. In keeping with her conspicuous inconspicuousness, Kim is apparently in shock mode after the stealing. Kim is very paranoid still when she is alone. She has been having flashbacks and hasnt been sleeping well, information sources told E! News. Her security is always around her now. Kardashian is currently undergoing professional advise, and focusing on healing at home.
While Maintaining Up with the Kardashians has famously taken on some heavy hitting issues, from drug addiction to trans identity to mourning and everything in between, the reality TV indicate has been indefinitely put on hold following Kims attack. Once( if ?) its back on air, its hard to say how immediately KUWTK will engage with the increasingly disturbing facets of the Kardashians fame. Then again, in an age where comedies are consistently the darkest series on our televisions, it was only a matter of time until we started ensure nervousnes, paranoia, and trauma on E !.
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