The alleged stalker of teen pop star and actress Selena Gomez has had his felony stalking charge dismissed, and he is about to walk free. That is despite having a history of stalking people and also telling LAPD detectives and his shrink that he often talks with God about killing Selena!
LAPD detectives concede that Thomas Brodnicki is a “credible threat” to Gomez, but the judge hearing his case said there was not sufficient evidence that Brodnicki intended to convey these threats to Selena or harm her. In legal terms that meant he had to be released, because the intent is an element of the crime which prosecutors must prove in order to proceed with the case.
Brodnicki’s lawyer knows how lucky his client is after the judge’s ruling. His advice was to,
“Get the f— out while you can.”
Gomez (19) was granted a temporary restraining order against Thomas Brodnicki (46) in October after she was notified that a “serious” death threat had been made against her. She said in her testimony that she was in “extreme fear” of Brodnicki.
However, the judge presiding over a preliminary hearing in Los Angeles yesterday ruled that prosecutors hadn’t provided sufficient evidence to prove Brodnicki intended to cause Gomez any distress or fear. So he was released.
The temporary restraining order will remain in place until November 23 when it will be decided whether it should be made more permanent.
Selena Gomez was not present at the hearing and has not commented but the LAPD are still on the case, trying to put together evidence of the intent to harm her.
Meanwhile, Gomez appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show yesterday. Understandably, much of the talk was about the Justin Bieber paternity case. She seemed to be of the opinion the law suit had been dropped, though, which contrasts with the view of baby mama Mariah Yeater’s lawyer, Jeffrey Leving.