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Shawn Johnson to Face Off with Alleged Stalker

6/5/2010 4:03 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Olympic gold medalist Shawn Johnson will be forced to sit in the same room as her alleged stalker next week -- when she will personally testify against the guy in L.A. County Superior Court.

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TMZ has learned Johnson will take the stand at the trial of Robert O'Ryan -- who's facing several charges including felony stalking, felony commercial burglary and two misdemeanor counts of carrying a loaded firearm in his car -- all over a very close encounter with Johnson last year.

As we first reported, O'Ryan was arrested back in March 2009 after he allegedly tried to break onto the set of "Dancing with the Stars" in an effort to confront Shawn -- while packing two loaded guns and duct tape in the trunk of his car.

The trial is scheduled to begin Monday morning.

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why    

Why do they have to force Shawn to do this? Why this creepy guy can't be sentenced without Shawn's presence? It's very cruel for her to have to sit in the same room as him.

1580 days ago
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why    

Oops I meant it's very cruel TO her...

1580 days ago
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James    

Shawn is a strong girl so I am confident she will handle this like a champ.

1580 days ago
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electriczipper    

what a nice couple,is that her new boyfreind?

1579 days ago
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andrea12    

poor shawney

1579 days ago
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twilight    

Poor Shawn!! Hope this will not affect her training for the 2012 Olympics.

1579 days ago
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Jack    

Wow, David Spade sure has fell along way and I hope he gets the help he needs.

1579 days ago
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yeah, I'm way out of line.    

Damn you Jack. I was just going to mention the David Spade resemblance and you beat me to it. Good one.

1579 days ago
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andy    

LMAO @ number 7, Jack, . . . my first thought was, . . . that looks just like "Joe Dirt"!!! Awesome . . .

1579 days ago
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LongJohn69    

What the heck? They make a cute couple. I smell a reality show.

1579 days ago
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Cartman    

I wanted to be her stalker but then this guy came along.

1579 days ago
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J Simp    

Poor Shawn

1579 days ago
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Trish    

He looks like a crazed killer. Stay safe Shawn.

1579 days ago
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Anitaman    

Man, talk about scrapping the bottom of the gene pool!

1579 days ago
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spearit    

I think it is nuts she has to face her stalker. But I also think TMZ can be a bunch of a-holes. Come on guys what is with the sh*ty picture of Miss Johnson. You make her look fat and ugly. I think it is time for some people to start taking pictures of TMZ staff in unflattering poses. I usually like what you guys do but come on.

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