MACOMB, Mich. – A Michigan man is accused of repeatedly threatening to kill rapper Watsky and his family.
George Virden Watsky reported the harassment to the Los Angeles Police Department on March 17 and said the threats had been going on for more than a year. They started by threatening to “shoot” a Watsky show in Detroit.
Watsky showed police numerous threatening text messages and tweets and said he also received threatening phone calls. The suspect has been identified as Jordan Gabriel Giacona of Macomb, Michigan, according to court documents.
The threats began on January 23, 2021. Watsky received a message on Twitter from @JoJollyG, an account that has since been deleted, which read, “I will be filming your show at St. Andrews Hall. And I’ll blast your first show in Texas in a style similar to V for Vendetta’s blast.
Watsky was scheduled to perform at St. Andrews Hall in Detroit on September 21, 2021, but the tour was canceled due to COVID. @JoJollyG deleted her Twitter account before police could get a search warrant and Twitter had no record of who created the account. The threats continued to pour in until at least August 2022, police say.
Watsky gets restraining order
According to court documents, Giacona began texting Watsky’s phone number and messaging his social media accounts. Giacona would continue to harass Watsky until he was suspended by Twitter for violating policies, when he was suspended he would simply create a new account to continue the harassment.
Giacona began threatening to murder Watsky and that’s when the rapper began the process of getting a restraining order.
On March 10, 2022, Watsky’s manager emailed a cease and desist letter to one of the threat-related emails. The next day, he received a reply stating, “Yeah, got you.”
After the email was served with the cease and desist letter, Watsky began receiving threats of violence via text messages to his home phone. It would block numbers, but other threats would come from other numbers.
At least 10 different phone numbers have been used to threaten Watsky since March 2022, documents show. All 10 were linked to Giacona.
A temporary restraining order was issued on March 16, 2022 and a permanent restraining order was issued on April 7, 2022, according to court documents. Giacona received the restraining orders in the mail to her address in Macomb, Michigan.
Court documents detail threatening texts received by Watsky
On March 12, 2022, at 4:38 p.m. EST, Watsky received the following text:
“NOW I WILL F**JING MESSAGE YOU UNTIL YOU UNDERSTAND. YOU DON’T F**JING CINTACT MY FAMILY, I WILL KILL YOU.
On March 15, 2022, at 8:04 a.m. EST, Watsky received the following text messages:
“F**KING POCKET CHANGE ILL F**KING MIRDER YOU”
“I WILL FUCK YOU IF FU**ING BAD”
“F**K YOU UP”
“I WILL F**K YUOU UP. IDC IF IT KILLS YOU”
“I WILL KILL EVERY F**KING YOU”; “ALL. F**KING UN”; “AND I WILL FOLLOW YOUR CHILDREN IN EVERYTHING TO DO”; “EVERY TIME THEY ARE OUT THEY WILL BE BEATEN TO S**T. SO THEY CANNOT NEVER STICK THEIR STUPID F**KING [VICTIM’S LAST NAME] HEADS UP”
“I will grab you and kill you”
“I WILL KILL EVERYONE WHO HAS EVER HELPED YOU.”
On March 16, 2022, at 12:04 a.m. EST, Watsky received the following text:
“I’m gonna f**king kill everyone you taught anything to.”
On April 11, 2022, at 9:06 a.m. EST, Watsky received the following text:
“I WILL KILL YOUR PARENTS YOU F**KING DELAY ILL F**KING KILL THEM BEFORE YOU” and “I WILL KILL YOU YOU GAY LOSER. YOU REAL GAY AND GAY F**KING OLD MAN EVIL KILL EVERYONE OF YOU KILL KILL YOUR F ** KING FAMILIES.
On April 18, 2022, using the same number, Giacona texted Watsky at 2:03 p.m. EST the following:
“I swear I will murder you and your family”; “I WILL F** KUNG RAPATE YOUR F** KING DAIGHTER”; “I WILL KILL ALL HIS FRIENDS. ILL TAKE A MEMBER FOR EACH OF HIS HOUSES I BURN.
That same day, about six hours later, Giacona sent this text:
“I’m going to kill you. I’m going to kill you I’m going to kl uou I’m going to kill you OM GO TO KILL YOU….
Police get search warrant for phone numbers
Police obtained a search warrant for the 10 phone numbers linked to the threats.
The search warrant helped them identify the originator of all the other phone numbers, a number that had an area code of 313.
Law enforcement knew the service provider was T-Mobile and another search warrant was issued on March 30, 2022 and sent to the provider. Giacona’s mother subscribed to this phone number.
Giacona’s mother confirmed that the number belonged to her. Giacona also used this number to call a detective from the Los Angeles Police Department.
Police also determined that all of the Twitter threats were also sent by Giacona.
Court documents detail Twitter threats
Watsky received a message on his Twitter account on January 4, 2022, which stated, “Still fucking your family @gwXXXXXX regardless. Now” “HE STREZES ME OUT. THAT’S WHAT HE DOES. MURDER. YOU. FIX IT…. »
On February 10, 2022, he received the following tweet: “There’s nothing else to keep me waiting. @gwXXXXXX that’s why I kill. Because of the accusation.
On March 27, 2022, the same account tweeted the following:
“F****** YEARS AND YOU DID A STUP*** FAKE A** RESTRAINING ORDER BS ILL***** MURD** YOU @gwXXXXXX” “YOU RHINED MY F**** LIFE ILL F**** MURD*** YOUR ENTIRE F**** FAMILY WELCOME TO THE WELCOME FAMILY TK F*** FAMILY”
“YOU IF***K TF OF EVERYTHING YIU H DUMB F****LFU** LOSE F***JLL K***YOU @gwXXXXXX”
“EVERY F***** DAY FOR YEARS I DONT HAVE U SHIT GIVE ME ALL UR F**** MONEY IDGAG ILL F*** K*** YOU F*** WALL** ( YOU IDGAF IT ( K * * ILL K**** IT * K*** YKU @gwXXXXXX”.
Twitter provided police information on three accounts that contacted Watsky.
One of the accounts was created on January 10, 2022, another on February 10, 2022, and the third was created on March 23, 2022. All three were linked to the same IP address and similar email addresses. This information was also directly linked to Giacona.
Comcast provided police with the results of a search warrant that linked the IP address to Giacona’s home in Macomb, Michigan.
Investigators speak with Giacona
Police spoke to Giacona on August 4, 2022.
According to court documents, Giacona confirmed where he lived, admitted to using and continues to use an email address linked to the threats, and admitted to messaging Watsky.
Police said Giacona admitted to setting up online computer applications to automatically text Watsky. He told the investigator that he contacted Watsky because he was upset that Watsky had not replied to him after sending him something he thought was interesting.
Giacona said he felt cheated because Watsky didn’t respond and wanted other people to see how Watsky treated him. Because of this, Giacona began contacting Watsky on several occasions.
The court document is available below:
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