OLIVIA Dunne has revealed the shocking reason she is no longer attending her classes in person at LSU.
The 21-year-old college gymnast and social media superstar had to go into the virtual world for her own protection after a series of frightening events.
In a recent interview with NJ Advance MediaDunne explained, “I had a shock once when I got a message about a class I wanted to go to and I thought, you know what, it’s not worth it.”
She further explained: “It was a threat. It seemed like they knew where I was and what class I was in, and I just decided it was better to be safe than sorry.”
The threat in question came on December 2, 2021 from an alleged stalker.
According to the LSU Police report, the person contacted Dunne on Instagram.
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However, although an investigation took place, no one was arrested.
Dunne, who has 4.4 million Instagram followers, then blocked the person from the platform.
This isn’t the first time Dunne has revealed her reasons for going virtual.
In July she said ELLE that there have been “some fears in the past, and I just want to be as careful as possible,” adding, “I don’t want people to know my daily routine and where I am.”
Another of these “horrors” probably occurred on February 9, 2022.
According to another police report, Jay Clark, Dunne’s gymnastics coach, spotted an unknown man at their facility watching them in action, which prompted him to contact police.
Again, no charges were filed against the unknown man or the two with whom he arrived at the facility.
Since January 2023, LSU has increased its travel safety measures.
Clark announced this to the media via ESPN Alyssa Roenigk: “We will now have security guards with us when we go out on the streets and we will work to create a perimeter around where we board the bus and where we load.”
This came after a meeting at the University of Utah where a group of fans with Dunne posters and cardboard cutouts of their idol chanted, “We want Livvy!” Give us Livvy!”
After the meeting, they even left the arena to wait for Dunne, shouting, “Livvy, Livvy! We want you!”
Clark explained, “We will be changing some policies that will allow the girls to go to the stands immediately after a meet.”
“We always allowed them to go there and interact with their families after meeting them.
“We want to make sure we continue to provide them with time with their families, but they will no longer be in the stands and there will be a limited amount of time they can interact with the fans in the stands above the railing.” and that is being watched closely.”
But it wasn’t just Dunne who had to retreat to the safety of her own home just to learn.
LSU women’s basketball star Angel Reese had to do the same thing after their win at the NCAA National Championship in April.