Selena Gomez’s alleged stalker’s restraining order extended
Washington: Selena Gomez’s alleged stalker, Thomas Brodnicki’s temporary restraining order has been extended, with another hearing set to take place on 6 January 2012.
A judge had ruled that Brodnicki, currently locked away in a Los Angeles hospital on a 5150 psychiatric hold, must stay at least 100 yards away from the 19-year-old star until the next hearing.
As he is on 5150 psychiatric hold, which can be enforced if a person is deemed to have a mental disorder making them a danger to themselves and/or others, Brodnicki did not appear in court on Wednesday to argue his case against the order.
Judge William Stewart expressed concern that Brodnicki may be denied his right to due process by not being able to appear at the hearing and defend himself, according to E! News.
“It’s a basic due process right and the court isn’t satisfied as he has been granted that right,” Contactmusic quoted Judge Stewart as saying.
However, Selena’s lawyer Blair Berk informed the court that Brodnicki has had many opportunities to contact the court and ask for a continuance but instead argued for a three-year restraining order.
Still, the judge decided to just extend the temporary restraining order until the next hearing.
Brodnicki had allegedly told a therapist that God had ordered him to kill the Disney starlet.
He recently spoke of his obsession with Selena and said they would one day be together.
“I’m very anti-material ... I don’t like even touching anything that isn’t Selena Gomez,” he had said.
“Selena Gomez and I are the holy chosen ones of God. I’m not overly concerned if I meet (Selena) in the flesh because it may be like scripture says ... ‘No man has seen the face of God’ ... Maybe us being together is too much like seeing the face of God,” he had added.