Tyra Banks Testifies Against Stalker in Court
Tyra Banks appeared in court on Wednesday April 29 testifying against her alleged stalker, Brady Green.
The America’s Next Top Model Host and Wannabe Oprah spoke out against Green in court claiming she fears for her safety, even going so far as hiring bodyguards to accompany her when she eats at restaurants and goes to the movies.
Brady Green, the accused stalker, was arrested in March after it was reported that he appeared twice at the studio where Banks’ self-titled daytime talk show is filmed.
Green is accused of repeatedly contacting the show, sending Banks flowers with the note "When I see you, I love you," and threatening to slit the throat of her assistant.
The threat against Tyra’s assistant was made after she refused to give Green a ticket to the ex-supermodel's talk show.
During opening statements, Green's attorney portrayed him as a harmless fan and said Banks courted admirers by giving them multiple ways of reaching out to her and cultivating an image of being approachable.
Tyra was the first witness to take the stand and expressed that Green is “more aggressive” than most other fans. Banks stated, “I don’t fear, like, my life, I fear my safety...I feel very vulnerable. I don’t know what could happen.” During cross-examination Green’s lawyers claimed that their client had never called, emailed, or threatened Ms. Banks.
Green pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanor stalking charge and faces a maximum of 90 days in jail if convicted.