Taylor Swift is one step closer to securing full supervillain status. The singer had a new case break her way into the Rhode Island Supreme Court, and she didn’t have to lift a finger. The Rhode Island Attorney General filed a suit claiming that the public had the right to enjoy two miles of ocean-front beach near Taylor’s Rhode Island vacation mansion.
But the state’s highest court shot that down on Tuesday, ruling that private property owners could put up fences and “No Trespassing” signs on Misquamicut Beach along the borders with existing public lands. While the Attorney General claimed the area was intended for public use by the original colonial settlers, the Supreme Court decided that wasn’t the case based on old land records and laws about public access.
That’s good news for Taylor, who already turned her Beverly Hills mansion into an historical site. She was spotted kissing Tom Hiddleston on a beach near her Rhode Island home in June of 2016, exposing the relationship to a firestorm of media scrutiny. Maybe the latest ruling will keep those pesky paparazzi away–unless Taylor invites them.
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