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Rihanna's stalker pleads guilty, granted five years probation

The man who allegedly broke into her home will avoid jail time.

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The man who was arrested at Rihanna's home back in May 2018 has reportedly entered a guilty plea to charges stemming from the incident.

According to The Blast, Eduardo Leon was sentenced to a five-year probation period and as part of the plea deal will dodge jail time.

In addition, Leon has been ordered to participate in Los Angeles County's Office of Diversion and Reentry program, which aids people "with mental health and/or substance use disorders, including persons who are homeless."

As reported, Leon pleaded guilty to charges of stalking, vandalism and resisting arrest. Additionally, a burglary charge he was facing dismissed by the court. He initially had pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Rihanna, who hasn't publicly commented on the situation, was reported granted a criminal protection order against Leon as well.

According to prosecutors, Leon jumped a fence on Rihanna's property in the Hollywood Hills where he allegedly spent 12 hours inside her home and was eventually discovered by one of her assistants. The singer was not home at the time of the break-in.

Now that this matter has been settled by the criminal justice system, Rihanna fans can shift their focus to helping manifest more information surrounding the singer's highly anticipated ninth album. She has confirmed it will arrive sometime in 2019 but has tactfully left clues on the vague side, simply sharing small snippets on social media that show she's been in the studio working on polishing the project.

Recently, the singer made headlines for trolling viewers of the Super Bowl, reminding fans how she absolutely did not tune in due to her ongoing support of Colin Kaepernick. Rihanna was previously asked to perform during the annual halftime show, continuing the movement of multiple artists, such as Cardi B and JAY-Z, choosing to turn down the opportunity due to the league's response to Kaepernick's silent protest.

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