Man Convicted of Stalking Tyra Banks
The Georgia man who repeatedly called and showed up at Tyra Banks' New York television studio has been convicted of stalking the model-turned-TV host.
Brady Green, was convicted of stalking, harassment, criminal trespass and attempted aggravated harassment by Manhattan Criminal Court Judge James Burke, according to The Associated Press. Green will be sentenced on June 18 and could face up to 90 days in jail.
Banks testified Wednesday that she feared for her safety and the safety of her staff and family. Green, who also sent flowers and letters to Banks, was arrested at a McDonald's near Banks' studio. He told police he and Banks "had a thing together."
Green testified that he had been moved by Banks' shows on racism and homelessness and wanted to contact the TV host. His attorney said Green was just an overzealous fan who responded to Banks' invitation to reach out to her on her website. Upon cross-examination, Green admitted riding a bus for four days from Los Angeles to New York, and that, once there, he immediately went to Banks' studio.
Banks said security "has changed significantly" — she has hired more staff, beefed up the screening process for the audience and hired security to be with her at all times when she's in public.
Green's attorney said he is planning to appeal the ruling.
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