Man Arrested for Death Threats Targeting Lana Del Rey Ahead of Quebec Concert

The 40-year-old from New Brunswick "knowingly made threats to cause death or bodily harm" to the artist over a period of 18 months

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BY Megan LaPierrePublished Jul 17, 2023

Lana Del Rey's first North American performance in four years took place at the Festival d'été de Québec over the weekend — but only after a Canadian man was arrested for targeting the singer-songwriter with death threats.

Denys Mallet, a 40-year-old hailing from New Brunswick, was taken to court in Quebec City on Friday (July 14), the day before Del Rey was scheduled to perform at the Plains of Abraham as part of the annual music festival. Police told CTV News that they received a complaint on June 29 and proceeded to open an investigation.

As reported by Noovo Info, the indictment states that Mallet "knowingly made threats to cause death or bodily harm" to the musician in Quebec City and elsewhere in Canada over a time period between January 1, 2022, and July 6, 2023.

The Crown objected to the release of the accused ahead of Del Rey's show and he was taken into custody. Mallet is due back in court today for a bail hearing.

Back in 2018, a Florida man was sentenced to one year in prison following his arrest for making threats to kidnap Del Rey.

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