(Left) Hendersonville Police Department/(Right) Spin.com
Thanks to Taylor Swift‘s 2007 hit song, “Teardrops On My Guitar,” the entire world knows all about Andrew “Drew” Hardwick.
But now, Taylor’s high school crush has gained even more attention after news broke that he was recently arrested and charged with child abuse.
The police in Hendersonville, Tennessee, responded to a child abuse compliant on Dec. 26, which resulted in Drew being charged and arrested.
The Tennessean reports that a 3-year-old girl was rushed to the hospital, with “visible physical injuries to her head including severe bruising and lacerations.” Fortunately, doctors say that the girl’s injuries are not life-threatening.
Another adult who was on the scene said that Drew was the only one upstairs with the 3-year-old girl and a 5-year-old girl when the incident occurred. The 5-year-old claims that Drew also hit her in the face, but she did not have to go to the hospital.
Following the incident, Drew was charged with aggravated child abuse and child abuse. He was released on bond on Monday (Dec. 28) and is supposed to appear in court on Feb. 10, 2016.
When Taylor released “Teardrops On My Guitar,” her and Drew hadn’t talked to one another in almost three years. After its release, Taylor recalled in an interview with The Washington Post that Drew actually showed up to her house to talk to her:
“He had his friend with him, so maybe he was trying to prove to people that the song really is about him or whatever. Or maybe he was really trying to be friends. Or maybe he thought I was still pining away from him.”
You can listen to the song that Drew inspired, “Teardrops On My Guitar,” in the video below.
Taylor has yet to respond to the news about Drew’s arrest, but we’re sure with all the attention it’s getting, she will hear about it soon.
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