One of fame’s downsides is dealing with crazy fans, and Tyra Banks is trying to ensure her own safety from a deranged stalker.
The “America’s Next Top Model” babe has been granted a temporary restraining order against Marten Williams Jr. who she claims has a history of mental issues.
According to Gossip Cop, Banks and her family have been “targeted, harassed, and stalked” by Mr. Williams ever since 2006.
The temporary restraining order is set to expire on October 28th, at which time a hearing will take place to make it permanent.
Recently Tyra Banks found herself on the other side of a legal dispute.
She’s all about empowering and encouraging women, but it seems the TV talk show host may have overlooked some legal details that could land her in hot water.
The model turned entrepreneur is being sued by Beverly McClendon, who claims her 15-year-old daughter appeared on a “Sex Addicts” episode of the “Tyra” show without her consent.
McClendon’s girl Jewel Ciera Washington responded to a casting call on the show’s website and ended up getting selected to be on the show. She was flown to New York and given hotel and limousine accommodations.
But Beverly didn’t know about it and now she’s angry. “This show undoubtedly was watched by sexual deviants, perverts and pedophiles alike.”
September might have been a better month for Tyra, as she premiered the 8th Cycle of America’s Next Top Model in NYC.
This time around, Tyra & Co have recruited industry bigwig Franca Sozzani, the editor of Vogue Italia, to kick up the competition.
Executive producer Laura Fuest told press, “It’s one of the most influential magazines in the fashion business.
People who wouldn’t return our calls are saying, ‘We’d love to be part of the show.'”
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