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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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16.

John    

Who is Shawn Johnson Never heard of heard so how can she be a star ? I get a kick out of the media someone appears in a movie or a TV show and they are a star at best this Bimbo is a celebrity, Clint Eastwood is a star Mel Gibson is a star, Renee Russo is a star this chick is a nobody.

1849 days ago
17.

JAZZMAN    

QUESTION ,could I kill someone who was after my daughter with a gun and ducktape,how long do you wait ,..would anyone even care if I did ! ! ! Sometimes only time will tell HERE I hope it does`nt

1849 days ago
18.

David S    

My heart goes out to Shawn and her family. This is very serious and I hope they keep this idiot locked up for ever.

1849 days ago
19.

Stephanie    

Just because it comes out on ABC it does not mean that it automatically has to be recorded on ABC studios cuz there is really no such studios around here. The show records its episodes on the CBS studios. If you want to check it for yourself go to ocatv.com and it will tell you right there. I guess by your response, I assume that you have not been an audience member. The studios they record in dont have much to do. IE. CSI Miami records here in the Raleigh Studios in Manhattan Beach. The 70s Show would come out on Fox but would record in the CBS studios as well. Nothing to do with it....

1849 days ago
20.

tom sheridan    

1. Why does this story say practicing on the CBS lot when Dancing with the Stars is on ABC? Gotta wonder about the truth to these articles sometime.

Posted at 2:12PM on Mar 26th 2009 by Heather.

to Heather: you meant to type "I am glad Shawn Johnson is okay!" E-mail me at tomp1253@msn.com

1849 days ago
21.

shuckinOysterSkin    

what ya expect - these hollywood types constantly flippin' their naked bodies in our faces - bound to happen like this once in a while - people are stupid !

1849 days ago
22.

redtoes    

they use the soundstages at CBS to film the show....

1849 days ago
23.

Steve    

This pervert needs to be locked away for a long time and required to register as a sex offender for life. Stalkers are no different than rapists and child molesters except their sexual cravings are fixated on one person. Since stalkers never change their behavior, and that it's sexually motivated, they should be required to register as sex offenders and closely monitored like every other convicted pervert. Better yet, keep stalkers, along with all other sex offenders, locked away for life.

1849 days ago
24.

TXDesign72    

If you ever watch DWTS, at the end of the credits it says CBS Production Studios. It is NOT uncommon that shows on other networks are taped elsewhere. Take "Scrubs" that used to be on NBC was taped on ABC studio lots. That is why ABC bought the rights to the show since it was taped there. The same goes for "Medium" which is also taped at ABC studios. Do you ever wonder why a show jumps networks? That is usually the rest why. I have to say some of you people are a "Box of rocks"

1849 days ago
25.

chickie    

I have been to a taping of "Dancing with the Stars." Yes, it is an ABC show, but it is filmed on the CBS lot.

1849 days ago
26.

american pie    

aAS FOR ANYONE ELSE'S REMARKS IN RE: ABC? CBS? PLEASE REFER TO #5 COMMENT FROM "in tha know'. THE ISSUE HERE IS NOT ABOUT 'WHERE', BUT, THE SIMPLE FACT THAT THE USA HAS A SWEETHEART, WHO SAFETY HAS BEEN COMPROMISED.........THIS IS THE ISSUE...I PRAY THAT NO ONE TOUCHES THIS DARLING GIRL. AFTER BEING CHEATED OUT OF A MEDAL OR TWO, SHE PUT OUT HER STRENGTH, SMILED FROM EAR TO EAR, AND GOT HER JUST DUE ANY WAY. A GOLD MEDAL WIN FOR A GOLD MEDAL CHILD. I'M SURE I'M NOT THE ONLY ONE TO CONSIDER HER A CHILD OF OURS. I PRAY NOTHING HAPPENS TO HER, AND THIS TROUBLEMAKER GETS PUT WHERE EVER NEEDED, TO KEEP OTHERS SAFE. GOD BLESS YOU SHAWN. PLEASE BE FOREVER CAUTIOUS. THERE ARE A MILLION TO 1 THAT WOULD PROTECT YOU, KEEP THAT BEAUTIFUL SMILE AND KNOW ALOT OF PRAYERS ARE BEING SAID FOR YOU TO RECOVER FROM THIS SENSELESS ACT. WE ALL LOVE YOU KIDDO!!!

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