Ryan Seacrest’s Stalker Was Sentenced Two Years in Prison
Ryan Seacrest can finally breathe a sigh of relief now, as his stalker got what he deserved.
Chidi Benjamin Uzomah Jr. was sentenced Monday to two years in state prison and ordered to stay away from the host of “American Idol” for 10 years.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge John Fisher imposed the maximum sentence on the former Army reservist after he completed a 90-day psychiatric evaluation, then pleaded no contest for stalking the radio and television personality.
Uzomah was arrested in October 2009 at the offices of E! entertainment television, where Seacrest works. He had a pocket-knife with him, police had testified. The incident happened only two months after Uzomah got into a confrontation with a security guard assigned to protect Seacrest at a charity event.
The judge also issued a protective order at today’s sentencing requiring Uzomah Jr. to stay at least 500 yards away from Seacrest. Uzomah, who’s six-foot four-inch 200-pound, did not speak during the sentencing hearing.
A lawyer for Seacrest praised authorities after Monday’s hearing. “Ryan is extremely appreciative of the work of the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office in this matter,” attorney Blair Berk said.
Good job, judge!
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