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Banks stalker given punishment

Tyra Banks
Tyra Banks testified in court

A man convicted of stalking supermodel-turned-TV presenter Tyra Banks has been sentenced to a year's probation.

Brady Green has also been ordered to complete a treatment programme for stalkers and must stay away from the America's Next Top Model host.

Manhattan Criminal Court Judge James Burke told Green, 39, if he disobeys orders he could face 90 days in jail.

In April, Burke pleaded guilty to stalking and harassment charges after turning up at the star's work.

Prosecutors claimed Green had threatened to slit the throat of Banks's assistant and sent flowers with the note, "when I see you, I love you".

When he was arrested in March, police said Green told them they "had a thing together".

Banks, who testified in court, she feared for her safety and had increased security around her.



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