Pop superstar Taylor Swift has reportedly sold one of her private jets amid concerns over the tracking of her movements, while her legal team has taken action against a student who has been monitoring her flights.
According to Business Insider, Swift’s Dassault Falcon 900 jet, previously listed under her holding company SATA LLC, is now registered to Triangle Real Estate LLC, based in Missouri. The move comes amidst reports of safety concerns regarding the tracking of Swift’s flights.
Swift’s lawyers recently sent a cease and desist letter to Jack Sweeney, a University of Central Florida student who operates social media accounts tracking the takeoffs and landings of planes owned by public figures. The letter accused Sweeney of “reckless” behavior and causing Swift to live in a “constant state of fear for her personal safety.”
Sweeney maintains that his intention is to provide transparency and uses publicly available data from the Federal Aviation Administration. He denies any intention to harm Swift and expresses admiration for her music.
The timing of Swift’s jet sale and legal action against Sweeney coincides with her upcoming performance at the Super Bowl, where her boyfriend Travis Kelce will be playing. Fans are closely monitoring Swift’s movements, speculating whether she will fly from Japan to Las Vegas for the event.
While Swift has faced criticism for her use of private jets in the past, her representatives have emphasized her efforts to offset her carbon footprint through the purchase of carbon credits.
The sale of Swift’s private jet and the legal dispute with Sweeney underscore the complexities surrounding the privacy and safety of public figures in an era of heightened surveillance and tracking technology.