Alleged Shawn Johnson Stalker Pleads Not Guilty


Mar. 26 2009, Published 11:38 a.m. ET

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The man charged earlier today with stalking Olympic gymnast and DWTS contestant <a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Shawn Johnson</strong></a>, has pled not guilty.

In an L.A. courtroom this afternoon, Robert O'Ryan claimed his innocence on all three charges brought against him — felony stalking and two misdemeanor counts of possessing a loaded firearm in his vehicle.

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Court Commissioner Kristi Lousteau ordered Ryan to avoid any and all contact with the 17-year-old star, and stay at least 500 yards away from both her and from the studio where she tapes DWTS.

Of course, before he can even violate this order, he'll need to find someone to spring him from lockup. As reported earlier today, Ryan's initial bail of $35,000 has been increased to $220,000.

He is next due in court on April 27.


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