Dancing with the Stars: Shawn Johnson Granted Long-term Restraining Order
Kris De Leon
Kris De Leon
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
After acquiring a temporary restraining order against Robert O'Ryan, Olympic gold medalist and Dancing with the Stars frontrunner Shawn Johnson has been granted a new restraining order, specifically one that will last for three years, against her alleged stalker.

According to Access Hollywood, the request was approved by a judge in a Los Angeles court on Tuesday with the 17-year old Johnson's parents present along with their attorney Laura Stone. O'Ryan, 34, was not present and remains in custody.

"The intent of the order is to have Shawn and her family be protected from this person," Stone told Access. "The next thing is going to be a preliminary hearing in the criminal case [against O'Ryan]."

O'Ryan was arrested during the early hours of March 24, after attempting to break on to the set of Dancing with the Stars at CBS Studios to meet Johnson. He reportedly drove from Florida to Los Angles to be with Johnson and get her to marry him. He was found to have "a loaded .45 handgun, a loaded shotgun, and materials classically used for kidnapping including duct tape, zip ties [and] a map to the victim," in addition to "love letters, clippings, and other information on the victim."

When O'Ryan was questioned by an Alabama police officer, he said he was going to "see a friend."

"Her name is Shawn Johnson... she's an Olympic gymnast. She's on TV now," O'Ryan told the officer, according to police-released video footage of the traffic stop. "I'm meeting her there.  I've been communicating with her... and basically I'm gonna try and get her to marry me. I know it sounds a little bit crazy, but my intuition tells me that we're gonna have a beautiful relationship together."
Two days later, O'Ryan pleaded not guilty to charges of stalking and carrying loaded firearms in the Los Angeles Superior Court.

-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: Access Hollywood
(Image courtesy of ABC)