Halle Berry has gotten legal protection from a stalker who terrorized her over the weekend.
The Associated Press reported that the actress has gotten a restraining order from Los Angeles Superior Court that requires Richard Franco to stay at least 100 yards away from Halle and her daughter, Nahla, if he’s set free.
Richard had broken onto Halle’s property three days in a row last weekend. At one point, the actress claims that he got within a foot of her on Sunday while following her to her kitchen door. A shaken Halle was able to lock him out as she called the cops.
"This person has jeopardized not only my personal safety, but also the safety and well-being of my family," Halle said in a sworn declaration. "This person has invaded and trampled upon the most fundamental sense of security I have, and I am extremely frightened of him and what he might do to me or those I love."
By Monday, Halle had hired a security detail to be posted around her property. Off-duty cops caught Franco climbing over her front gate and arrested the man. The actress was home alone with her daughter at the time.
According to the AP, although Franco was able to post the $150,000 bail, the stalker remains in lock-up. Courts will decide whether to extend Halle’s protective order to three years on August 1.
— Sonya Eskridge