Ryan Seacrest gets restraining order against alleged stalker
According to published reports, a man was arrested inside the E! building today for allegedly stalking Ryan Seacrest. Chidi Benjamin Uzomah Jr. was apparently taken into custody, though the Los Angeles Police Department would only confirm to EW that it responded to a disturbance at the Los Angeles building where Seacrest works and that someone was detained for questioning. A rep for Seacrest did not immediately respond to calls.
Last month, police reportedly arrested Uzomah for trying to enter Seacrest’s automobile in Orange County. He pleaded guilty to three misdemeanors – assault, battery and possession of a switchblade knife – and was sentenced to 15 days in jail, three years probation. He was ordered to stay away from the American Idol host.
UPDATE: The AP reports that Seacrest has gotten a temporary restraining order against Uzomah.