Man ordered to stay away from Banks
EmptyNEW YORK -- A man charged with stalking Tyra Banks has been ordered to stay away from the talk-show host or face going to jail.
Brady Green, according to a criminal complaint, has followed Banks from coast to coast since January, sent her letters and flowers, and tried to telephone her. Last week he was issued a court order requiring him to leave her alone.
Green, of Dublin, Ga., was arrested when he showed up several times March 18 at the Manhattan building where "The Tyra Banks Show" is taped and asked to speak to her, a misdemeanor complaint filed in Criminal Court says.
Banks also hosts the CW reality show "America's Next Top Model."
The complaint says building custodian Edward Troiano told police Green also had appeared at Banks' Los Angeles studio "on multiple occasions" and asked to speak to her. He said Green had sent her letters and flowers there and had tried to reach her there by telephone at least five times, the complaint says.
Banks, 34, told police that Green's actions had caused her to fear that she was in danger.
Police charged Green, 37, with stalking, criminal trespass and harassment. After his arraignment last Wednesday on the charges, Criminal Court Judge Anthony Ferrara released him without bail and ordered him to return to court May 13.
A telephone call to Green's attorney wasn't immediately returned Monday.
The New York Post said the Chelsea studio staffers were worried about Green returning. The paper said they were handing out photos of Green on Friday with a warning to stay away from him.
Prosecutors said they did not have an address for Green, who likely could face up to a year in jail.