Selena Gomez Victim of “Swatting” Prank Hours After Justin Timberlake Targeted

Truth rating: 10

By Shari Weiss


Selena Gomez joins the growing list of celebrities who have been the target of “swatting” pranks.

Just hours after Justin Timberlake’s home was at the center of a 911 hoax on Friday, the pranksters apparently moved on to Gomez’s Los Angeles residence.

The caller claimed that her dad shot her mom with one of 20 weapons on hand, and was threatening to burn down the house, says TMZ.

As with all these hoaxes, there was no real emergency at Gomez’s home — just an intentional false alarm that drains resources from those who actually need them.

In addition to Gomez and Timberlake, Diddy and Rihanna were also targeted this week.

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