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Tyra Banks

Takes a Stand Against Alleged Stalker

4/29/2009 10:53 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Tyra Banks just took the stand in the trial of a man accused of stalking her -- a man who allegedly threatened to kill one of her employees for refusing to give him tickets to her show.

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39-year-old Brady Green -- who has pled not guilty to misdemeanor stalking and harassment -- also sent love letters and flowers to Tyra and was arrested in March of 2008 for sneaking into her studio.

Tyra -- the first witness to take the stand -- told the court she's been forced to hire security because she's too scared to be alone.

Banks said Green is "more aggressive" than a regular fan -- but said "I don't fear for my life, I fear for my safety. I fear for my staff and people in my vicinity."

He faces a max of 90 days in jail if convicted.

UPDATE: Cross-examination is over, during which Green's lawyers tried to make the case that he never called, emailed or personally threatened Tyra.

Tyra's off the stand.

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16.

Patricia    

Hey I'm not saying what he did was right...but maybe the employee was being an a-hole to this guy who just wanted to see the show. Maybe he was just standing up for himself..who know maybe Tyra is a Drama Queen on her period.

1968 days ago
17.

Paige    

to #18....obviously if you're black, color has everything to do with it. Im surprised she took action against this guy...uh becuz he is black. Nearly every black voted for Barack regardless of their political views so one could surmise that Tyra would let this slide becuz he is black. Just calling an ace an ace. Blacks love their own regardless of how horrible a person is. Just look at the O.J. case for further reinforcement of these beliefs. Blacks for whatever reason still feel like there is some sort of justice they deserve and so regardless of views, actions, sins, crimes, all blacks are FINE in other blacks eyes. Which makes me sick by the way....sick and disgusted.

1967 days ago
18.

bntrbl    

She should be happy anyone is interested in her anymore.

1967 days ago
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