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Selena Gomez gets temporary restraining order

LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 28: Singer Selena Gomez arrives at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on August 28, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images) Jason Merritt

Selena Gomez arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday Aug. 28, 2011, in Los Angeles.
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(CBS/AP) BURBANK, Calif. - A judge has granted Selena Gomez a temporary restraining order from a man with a history of mental illness, who police say threatened the singer-actress.

Thomas Brodnicki is required to stay 100 yards away from Gomez and her workplace until a Nov. 4 hearing, when the order may be extended for three years.

Court records show the "Wizards of Waverly Place" star was granted the order Thursday, Oct. 13, in Burbank, Calif.

The 19-year-old actress wrote in a sworn declaration that she is in "extreme fear" of Brodnicki.

The filings, first reported by celebrity website TMZ, said state police were notified by mental health workers that the 46-year-old Brodnicki had threatened to harm or kill Gomez while he was on a psychiatric hold.


  • Crimesider Staff

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