‘Dancing with the Stars’ Stalker Arraigned : RushPRNews - Newswire & Global Press Release Distribution

 
Bookmark and Share

‘Dancing with the Stars’ Stalker Arraigned

March 27, 2009

The alleged stalker of Olympian Shawn Johnson, seen here on 'Dancing with the Stars,' was arraigned Thursday

The alleged stalker of Olympian Shawn Johnson, seen here on 'Dancing with the Stars,' was arraigned Thursday

Man accused of trying to break into ‘Dancing with the Stars’ set

By Matthew B. Zeidman

LOS ANGELES (RPRN/Hollywood Today) 3/26/09 – As an Olympic gold medalist and this summer’s “it” girl, 17-year-old gymnast Shawn Johnson has become used to her fans’ admiration, but a Florida man was accused Thursday of taking things too far outside the Los Angeles set of “Dancing with the Stars.”

Robert O’Ryan, 34, pled not guilty in Los Angeles Superior Court to one count of stalking, a felony, and two counts of carrying loaded firearms in his vehicle, misdemeanors. He is being represented by a public defender and held on $220,000 bail.

According to prosecutors, O’Ryan drove cross-country with a handgun and shotgun, a roll of duct tape and several love letters he had written Johnson. They accused him of attempting to climb the security fence at the studio where reality competition “Dancing with the Stars,” on which Johnson currently appears, was being taped Tuesday.

The court approved a restraining order against O’Ryan on Wednesday. According to a sworn statement by Johnson’s mother, he told police he was meant to impregnate the popular athlete and believed she was communicating with him telepathically.

At the age of 16, Johnson won one gold and three silver medals at this summer’s Olympic Games in Beijing. She and fellow gold medalist Nastia Liukin, then 18, were prominently featured members of Team USA during the competition and received several lucrative corporate endorsements upon their return to the United States, including spots as spokeswomen for CoverGirl makeup.

Hollywood Today

About the author:

Matthew B. Zeidman is a freelance reporter working for Hollywood Today, RushPRnews, and other news outlets.

Click here to see all news from this author/company

Filed Under: ENTERTAINMENT, FILM, Celebrity, TV shows

RUSH PR NEWS newswire and press release services at rushprnews.com / AH Marketing ahmarketinggroup.com

Content- Legal Responsibility - All material is copyrighted - You may repost but you MUST link back to the original post on your page and acknowledge Rush PR News as the news source. Rush PR News is not legally and/or morally responsible for content of press releases, opinions expressed or fact-checking.

Rush PR News cannot be held legally responsible for material published and distributed through its newswire service or published in its press-room and therefore cannot be sued for published material. Third-party must be contacted directly to dispute content.

Rush PR News is not the contact for material published.

RSSFeed PRESS & SOCIAL MEDIA RELEASES

Why Starting Off with VPS Hosting is a Wise Decision

London, UK 06/27/16 · You may have heard the term ‘VPS Hosting,...

FlipBelt Launches Hydration Belt for Runners and Fitness Enthusiasts

DENVER, CO 06/22/16 · FlipBelt announces new version of its wildly popular...

Kickstarter Fun: Wu & Y: Combines Art & Activewear

Brooklyn, NY 06/16/16 · Artistic Activewear Brand Raises 20K on the First...

Nursing Schools Struggle to Keep Up With Demand for Nurses

Peoria, Illinois 06/15/16 · Recent studies carried out by the Georgetown Center...

20 Dollars Discount On All PR Distribution Packages Now

San Francisco 06/14/16 · Time to share the joy again! We just...

A Look Back at RPRNmag Newsmagazine Crowdfunding Stories

San Francisco 06/09/16 · CROWDFUNDING A Look Back at Crowdfunding Campaigns: From Wood...

RPRNmag Newsmagazine Top Stories in May: Robotics & Education

San Francisco 06/07/16 · Recap Stories for the Month of MayLooking back...

Top 5 Must-Have Technologies for Startup Businesses

San Francisco 06/07/16 · Find the Secret to Making Your Small Business...

Ultraseal explains the transformation of casting impregnation at conference in Mexico

Querétaro, Mexico 06/07/16 · The transformation of casting impregnation into a two-stage,...

Diligence International Knows Latin America

Carrollton, TX 06/03/16 · As global investigators, Diligence International Group, LLC (www.digroup-us.com)...

Losode Makes The Second Round at Voom2016

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM 06/01/16 · Losode set to disrupt the global fashion industry...

$20 Off PR Events Coupon. Publish Your Press Release Today

San Francisco 05/31/16 · RushPRNews' motto is PR Made Easy, and we are...