Tyra Banks Stalker Found Guilty

By K.R. Gomez on April 30, 2009

NEW YORK — A Georgia man was found guilty of stalking Tyra Banks in a ruling handed down Thursday in a New York City courtroom.

Brady Green, 39, was convicted of stalking, harassment, criminal trespass and attempted aggravated harassment, according to The Associated Press. 

The Dublin, Ga. native faces up to 90 days in jail for the conviction. His sentencing will take place in June, AP said. 

Green was arrested on March 18, 2008 at a McDonald's near the former supermodel's home in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan. At the time of his arrest, he told police that he and Banks "had a thing together."

During the trial, Green admitted that he traveled by bus for four days from Los Angeles to New York, even though he didn't know a single person in town. He also confessed that he immediately went to Banks' studio upon his arrival.

Banks said she had been warned about Green by her staff and feared for her life.

"I didn't know what to do," she said. "How do I live my life when I leave this building? I had never experienced anything like this before."

Since the incident, the TV host has imposed stricter reviews of her studio audience and beefed up security around her. Banks admitted that the changes (which include security traveling along as she exercises outdoors) have been difficult.

"I don't live that kind of sheltered, protected life," she explained. "I like to walk around."

Green's attorney said he plans to appeal the ruling.

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