Pablo Tarazaga-Orero/Diana Rachel Bam-Mist

Pablo Tarazaga-Orero/ Diana Rachel Bam-Mist, a violent male who identifies as a transgender woman, was convicted in October 2019 at Hendon Magistrates Court of stalking the musician Harry Styles.

Tarazaga-Orero, then aged 26, escaped a prison sentence and was instead sentenced to a 12-month community order including 30 days of rehabilitation activity, and ordered to pay £335 in total, including £250 costs. The judge also imposed an indefinite restraining order forbidding  Tarazaga-Orero from going within 250 yards of Mr Styles, or any of his business or residential addresses including any theatre, venue, stadium or hall where he is performing.

After feeling sorry for Tarazaga-Orero – who was sleeping rough near where the singer lived in North London – Mr Styles had offered money to get food and a hotel room – then subsequently brought the vegan food requested. Tarazaga-Orero then began following Mr Styles and staying outside his house every day, causing him to fear for his safety and employ a night guard. Despite being cautioned by police, Tarazaga-Orero also tried to grab Mr Styles while he was out running.

In February 2022, Tarazaga-Orero – who now reportedly “identifies as a woman called Diana” – appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court charged with breaching a restraining order, assault by beating, criminal damage to property valued under £5,000 and using violence to secure entry. Media reports indicate that Tarazaga-Orero is accused of forcing entry to Mr Styles’ home while he was present, assaulting a female employee and damaging a vase in a resulting scuffle with a security guard.

After screaming incoherently and lying on the floor in court, Tarazaga-Orero, 28, was deemed not fit to enter a plea and remanded into custody ahead of appearing at Wood Green Crown Court on 25 March 2022.

Quotes attributed to Mr Styles regarding Tarazaga-Orero in 2019 saying he “felt sorry for him” were amended in some 2022 reports to read that he “felt sorry for [her]“.

*Update March 2022*

Appearing at Wood Green Crown Court on 25 March 2022, it was revealed that the CPS are reviewing further allegations of breaching the restraining order – according to the Daily Mirror, these include threats to murder an employee of Mr Styles, as Tarazaga-Orero wanted him “all to herself”. A full and final indictment will be served on April 19 and a psychiatric report is also being produced to determine whether the defendant is fit to plead.

Lawyers for the defence told the court that Tarazaga-Orero needed to be placed on bail in order to access hormone medication for transitioning. However this was denied and Tarazaga-Orero was remanded back into custody (reportedly in a male prison) and is due to enter a plea on May 13 with the trial provisionally set for the week of August 1.

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