LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A judge on Monday ordered an alleged stalker who was arrested outside Halle Berry’s home to stay at least 100 yards away from the Oscar-winning actress and her daughter for the next three years.
Richard Franco, 27, was arrested last month outside the actress’ Hollywood Hills’ home after he climbed over a security gate.
On July 12, Berry was granted a temporary restraining order against Franco, and the new order issued by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Carol Boas Goodson extends the original order to August 1, 2014,
Neither Berry or Franco were present during Monday’s hearing but in a sworn declaration Berry outlined how Franco had entered her yard on several occasions, and one of which, Franco tried following the actress into her kitchen.
Last month Franco was charged with a criminal count of stalking and one count of first-degree burglary related to his alleged break-in of a guest house on the actress’ property.
Berry, 44, became the only black actress to win the Oscar for best actress in 2001 for her role in the movie “Monster’s Ball”.
Reporting by R.T. Watson; Editing by Bob Tourtellotte