Harry Styles told the court that he became 'very uncomfortable' after Pablo Tarazaga-Orero camped outside his house
Pop star Harry Styles is left feeling 'afraid' and 'very uncomfortable' after being followed by a homeless man whom he loved, the court had heard today.
The former One Direction singer offered to buy Pablo Tarazaga-Orero, 26, food or a hotel room after he saw her sleeping at a bus stop outside her home in London.
The singer bought Tarazaga-Orero two sandwiches, two salads, and two muffins from a vegan cafe, but decided to stop interacting with her after a strange 'incident.'
But the Spaniard then allegedly began posting notes and money through his mailbox, and followed him to his local pub on several occasions.
That behavior escalated with Tarazago-Orero crashing into Styles and trying to grab him while he jogged in May, the court heard.
The 25-year-old star went to the police in June after 'erratic and frightening behavior' the defendant made him feel insecure at home.
Styles told the court that he would see Tarazago-Orero outside his home every day even after he was warned by the police.
He said he became convinced he was followed after he began seeing Tarazago-Orero at his local pub, The Spaniards Inn.
Speaking from behind the scenes, the British Award winner told Hendon Magistrates' Court today that he & # 39; feel sorry for the defendant after seeing him sleeping outside in the rain.
He said: 'Pablo was sleeping outside my residence; I first noticed in March. I think it's sad that someone so young is sleeping rough at a bus stop when it's cold.
"I stopped in my car next to the bus stop and offered him money so he could get a hotel or food."
The defendant denied one stalking count between April and June this year, claiming Harry had offered him money for 'having fun' in a hotel – denied by that star.
The police were sent to the star's house in April this year after he told the officers that 'erratic and frightening behavior' the defendant made him feel insecure at home. Described, Pablo Tarazaga-Orero, 26, at the scene
Harry was forced to deny he offered the defendant money to have fun at a hotel at their first meeting.
He answered 'I didn't do it' after lawyer Jenni Dempster QC said, 'Are you suggesting you two can go to the hotel to have fun.
Can I advise you that you do it? Can I also suggest that you have a large number of notes in your hand when you make that suggestion? & # 39;
His security staff called a homeless charity to try to arrange a shelter for Tarazaga-Orero, but he refused to offer help.
Tarazaga-Orero has asked Harry he can eat edamame beans because he is vegan.
Styles told the court: 'He told me that he could not receive the money due to religious reasons. I asked him if he needed food, he asked for endamame.
'I stopped at a vegan cafe, I bought two sandwiches, two salads, two heated muffins then took it to Pablo.
"I handed him a bag of food through the car window and at that moment he asked me if I wanted to go to a restaurant to eat with him.
"I told him that I was on my way to work. I feel a little strange.
'The expression on his face makes me feel a little uncomfortable. That's like a smirk. Until then, I had never felt unsafe or uncomfortable in my own home. & # 39;
He told the court that he saw Pablo at a bus stop 50 meters from his home 'at least five days a week' since then, added: "He has hung several pictures on the wall at some point, there is always a trace of the fact that he is already there or he will be back soon.
Despite severing ties with the man on the advice of his security staff, Styles continued to see Tarazaga-Orero 'very often (…) almost every day.'
In April, he posted changes to the value of £ 49.95 through the Styles mailbox.
The star said he also followed the local pub several times, and was stopped on the run at Regent's Park, when Tarazaga-Orero asked for money.
The prosecutor believes that the stalker Tarazaga-Orero continues to have a 'significant effect on daily life (Mr. Styles').'
Styles said: 'I have never really experienced this kind of behavior before. I already hired a night watchman. I keep locking my door at night. & # 39; He also said he continued to check the 'weak points' in her home.
Tarazaga-Orero denied a stalking count between April and June. He was given an oral warning to leave the area on March 20 and a warning of abuse on April 6, said prosecutor Katie Weiss.
Harry was consulted by the police on June 6 and made a statement.
Tarazaga-Orero said 'no, I didn't follow him' when arrested at Stansted Airport on July 10.
He told police that he had been left homeless for four years and was a follower of Hare Krishna.
The trial continues.