Breaking News: Shawn Johnson’s Stalker Charged With a Felony

Mar. 26 2009, Published 9:26 a.m. ET

Link to FacebookShare to TwitterShare to Email

Robert Michael O’Ryan, the accused stalker of Olympic medalist and Dancing With the Stars contestant Shawn Johnson, was officially charged with a felony on Thursday afternoon in Los Angeles for “willfully, maliciously, and repeatedly following, and did willfully and maliciously harassing” the gymnast.

“And O’Ryan made a credible threat with intent that she Johnson be placed in reasonable fear for her safety and the safety of her immediate family,” the court papers continue.

Breaking News
Article continues below advertisement

O’Ryan was also charged with two misdemeanor counts for unlawfully carrying a loaded firearm in a vehicle in Los Angeles. His bail has been set for $220,000. In court, he plead not guilty to all three charges but was ordered to stay 500 feet away from Johnson and the CBS lot where Dancing is taped. He is also prohibited from having any contact, written or electronic, with her.

Earlier, a former neighbor told that O'Ryan was a "loner" who didn’t have a visitor for an entire year before suddenly disappearing.



Opt-out of personalized ads

© Copyright 2023 Radar Media Group LLC. RADAR and RADARONLINE are registered trademarks. All rights reserved. Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Service, Privacy Policy and Cookies Policy. People may receive compensation for some links to products and services. Offers may be subject to change without notice.