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Halle Berry Alleged Stalker: I'm Not Guilty

7/13/2011 3:18 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Halle Berry's alleged stalker just pleaded not guilty to felony stalking, but not before the judge issued a curious restraining order, prohibiting him from going near her but not giving Halle's daughter the same protection.

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Richard Franco pleded not guilty to felony stalking.  He was ordered to stay 500 yards away from Halle and Halle's residence.   But the judge said the order would not apply to Nahla, because she is not a victim in the case.

However, Nahla is already covered by a temporary restraining order against Franco that was imposed by a civil judge ... and that order will stay in effect despite today's ruling.

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louisvega    

THE GUT IS A NUT SHELL AT BEST,JUDGE DID THE RIGHT THING,YOU DO NOT NEED TO INCLUDE HER LITTLE GIRL PEOPLE,BECAUSE THE LITTLE ONE WILL ALWAYS BE WITH HALL,AND THIS NUT CASE CAN'T COME 500 YARDS OF HER ANY WAY.THATS WHY HES A JUDGE,TWO FOR ONE WITHOUT ALL THE LEGAL PAPER WORK AND TIME.VEGA

1198 days ago
17.

beau     

Price of fame...Can you imagine their securty guard bill amounts to.

1198 days ago
18.

bring back recent posts    

...tell him to go chill with Casey Anthony, I'm sure they can keep their nights filled with activity that doesn't involve delusion and murder!!!!!!!!!! just sayin

1198 days ago
19.

Chris    

The judge's ruling probably just means that Nahla was *not* listed as a victim in the paperwork, and the judge can't just "decide" that someone is a victim; the prosecuting attorney has to name the alleged victim(s).

1198 days ago
20.

lg99    

our media build up these stars and people worship them. Its very dangerous stars like Halle Berry, Madonna,joan lunden the espn lady and many more have issues with this. pbs public television and wallstreet journal have touched on this.

1198 days ago
21.

Americentric    

Halle on the perils of pretty

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/8127529/halle_berry_on_hair_raising_battle.html

1198 days ago
22.

mo    

Stalker should seek protection from HB.

She is crazy just like her mom who was a nurse in a mental hospital. Mental illness runs in her family.

1198 days ago
23.

Criss    

The guy is obviously guilty, and the little girl should've been included as well. And what the hell is "pleded"?

1197 days ago
24.

Wondering    

Nahla not protected? Who is the judge?(need to do some research). Where did he get his law degree? What would he rule if the stalker came to his house & it involved his wife & baby daughter? Would the ruling be different? I bet VERY different. This society has lost empathy for their fellow human beings. Have we come to the point where it's only relevant if they look, walk, talk, act like YOU & everybody else can go to h%ll?

1197 days ago
25.

Sleepwalker    

He just wants to see his little girl,and touch halle's academy award!Nahla "I Am Your Father"(heavy breathing)!

1179 days ago
26.

karen    

I would bet a fortune that is guy is innocent. John Gregozek, the cop assigned this case, is a total liar and con man who abuses his badge. He is being sued for shooting a man and for all sorts of other bad things. This story gives me chills because I have witnessed the evil of John Gregozek firsthand.

1102 days ago
27.

Dengland    

and TMZ doesn't stalk?

1102 days ago
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