Pete Davidson is no stranger to getting attention in the press for a number of things which aren't directly related to either his work on Saturday Night Live, or his many movie roles. The past few years, especially, have seen the comedian land several headlines because of his romantic relationships, and it happened again earlier this week when a press release went out saying that Davidson had married. But, the rumor of his reported marriage has now become even stranger after a woman was caught trespassing in his home.
According to TMZ, Michelle Mootreddy, has now been arrested and had charges filed against her after she managed to get inside of Pete Davidson's Staten Island home. Apparently, on Thursday, Mootreddy was able to find an open side door on Davidson's property and let herself inside, which she did. Mootreddy then sat down at the kitchen table, but was discovered by one of Davidson's relatives, who was in the house at the time, and someone was able to call 911. Davidson himself wasn't at home.
Mootreddy was then taken in for questioning by the NYPD, and she was eventually charged with criminal trespass and two counts of stalking, all of which are misdemeanors, along with a count of trespass and a count of harassment, both of which are listed as violations. So, what does this have to do with the story that circulated earlier this week, which claimed that Pete Davidson had gotten married? Here's where the story gets weirder, because the police have confirmed that Michelle Mootreddy is, in fact, both the woman who sent out that initial press release and the one whom Davidson supposedly married.
On the morning of March 16, a press release was sent out through PR Newswire to major publications, which said that Pete Davidson had married, and that he and his new wife, Michelle Davidson, had co-founded a production company together called Bodega Cats Presents. The release also named Davidson's wife as his co-CEO for the new venture, and alleged that "Pete and Michelle were childhood friends prior to starting Bodega Cats Presents and are married."
However, the release was soon taken down when the information in it couldn't be verified by anyone associated with Davidson. Everything stated in the release was quickly proven to be false, with Davidson's attorney issuing a statement:
The press release being circulated this morning about Pete Davidson is completely false. Not a word of it is true. Mr. Davidson has no idea who this person is. We are investigating and considering all legal and equitable remedies.
While Pete Davidson's representatives declined to comment on Michelle Mootreddy and her arrest, it seems clear that she's now in more potential trouble than she would have been for simply sending out false information in a press release. Luckily, no one was hurt in this incident, and, hopefully, it will serve as a major wake up call for Mootreddy.