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Alleged Stalker Terrorizes Shawn Johnson

3/26/2009 11:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The man who has allegedly terrorized Shawn Johnson and her family has just pled not guilty to felony stalking and illegally carrying a loaded firearm in a vehicle.

TMZ broke the story that 34-year-old Robert O'Ryan was arrested Tuesday on the CBS lot -- during a "Dancing with the Stars" rehearsal -- after security confronted him and found out he had two loaded firearms in his car, along with duct tape and love letters to Shawn.

CBS security noticed O'Ryan jumping a fence and entering a hallway on the lot. Security approached him and asked for his ID -- and that's when O'Ryan produced an expired concealed weapons license and told them he had two loaded firearms in his car.

Johnson and her family obtained a restraining order -- Shawn's dancing partner, Mark Ballas, is also protected by the order. In the documents Shawn claims she's "in fear for her life" and scared O'Ryan might try to kidnap her.

Cops say O'Ryan moved from Florida to L.A. to be with Shawn because he believed she was speaking to him on TV through ESP and that they would have a child together.

TMZ has obtained photos of Robert O'Ryan -- the man accused of stalking Shawn Johnson. Notice the difference between what he looked like in court this afternoon and what he looked like before (gallery to the right).


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Paying Attention    

Interesting that all this happened on CBS's lot when Dancing with the Stars is on ABC.

1933 days ago
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solomeeeo    

Isn't dancing with the stars on ABC?

1933 days ago
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Keith    

I really hate shawn is going threw this she don't need this happing to her. I am sure she is under alot of pressure but I think she will pull threw she has a good head on her shoulders. I hope she goes on to more world and hopefully the next olympics My dream is to coach a kid to National's World and Olymipcs I use to be a gymnast but hurt my back i have scolosis and herniated disc. But I would love for someone to give me the chance I know I could produce a champion my passion for the sport is all I think about I watch it every day. I honestly think I could have taken Elena (zomo) from russia or Oksana Chusovitnia from Germany or any gymnast that has the passoin and I could make the constent and I think they could have won under my coaching. if anyone wnats a reliable person that needs a coach e mail me.. My prayers are with shawn and her family..

1933 days ago
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in tha know    

notes to to paying attention and others
CBS rents the sound stage facility to" dancin with the stars production company"
its one way the studios turn a profit here in "Hollywood"
done all the time

1933 days ago
5.

Laura    

O'Ryan looks like a nooblet. Prayers to Shawn ;]

1933 days ago
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Courtney    

This is ridiculous. I don't see why average people can't leave celebrities like Shawn Johnson alone. Just because they're famous doesn't mean that they're any different from anyone else. They're just doing a job that they love. They're just known world-wide from it. I know one thing for sure. If I was an actress, or a singer, or a professional athlete, like Shawn, I would want people to respect my privacy. And, Shawn is still pretty young. She's...what? 16? 17? I would think that right now should would want to be focused on competing and having fun rather than living in fear because someone's stalking her. Unbeleivable, I swear...

1933 days ago
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Tom Cole    

By all means, O'Ryan needs to see a mental health professional, and go through a psychiatric evalution.
O'Ryan seems screwed up. Please, please do not let him get near Shawn Johnson.

1933 days ago
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KRS    

Two guns and duct tape? Think this lady needs a bodyguard with a gun and shoot to kill orders. Remember Rebecca Shaeffer?

1933 days ago
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SpellChecker    

I really hate shawn is going threw [through] this she don't [does not] need this happing to her. I am sure she is under alot [a lot] of pressure but I think she will pull threw [through] she has a good head on her shoulders. I hope she goes on to more world [????] and hopefully the next olympics [period] My dream is to coach a kid to [the] National's [comma] World and Olymipcs [period] I use [used] to be a gymnast but hurt my back [period or and] i have scolosis and [a] herniated disc. But I would love for someone to give me the chance [as] I know I could produce a champion [because of] my passion for the sport [period] [It] is all I think about [and] I watch it every day. I honestly think I could have taken Elena (zomo) from russia [Russia] or Oksana Chusovitnia from Germany or any gymnast that has the passoin [passion] and I could make the constent [???] and I think they could have won under my coaching. if [If] anyone wnats [wants] a reliable person [to] that needs a [delete last three words] coach [comma] [please] e mail me.. My prayers are with shawn [Shawn] and her family..

Learn how to spell properly before you go writing lengthy messages soliciting your coaching skills. It would be nice, as a coach, if you could spell country names and contestant names with their proper capitalization.

1933 days ago
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solomeeeo    

There is always so much drama associated with this show. While most of the time, I feel all the injuries are fabricated for ratings sake, I do believe this is real and feel for Shawn. She is a great dancer for her age and I hope it doesn't effect her chances.

1933 days ago
11.

MKell    

Dear Spell Checker,
You missed one...happing (first line) should be happening, but otherwise I completely agree. Nothing annoys me quite so much as poor spelling or grammar. What's happening to this country? No one can spell, and we have stalkers all over the place... UGH

1933 days ago
12.

Jim Kidwell    

We need more pics! Shawn Johnson is smokin' fine.

1933 days ago
13.

Justin    

It is on the CBS lot, so is American Idol which airs on FOX, they just shoot there and use the studio.

1933 days ago
14.

Mike    

Keith, please don't become a tutor.

1933 days ago
15.

Razzi    

Who care ABC or CBS lot. The fact is this guy was (and still will be) after her and had something in mind to do to her for heaven sakes. Guns and duck tape!! He meant to do harm to her. He needs to be put away for good. Before he does hurt Shawn. This has happened before and the law did nothing from what I remember, the guy walked right up to the girl and shot her. And for what? Because he had this notion they should be together or something like that. Sick sick sick this guy is. Put him away!!!

1933 days ago
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