Ryan Seacrest 'stalker' pleads not guilty

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The Independent Online

A man arrested outside Ryan Seacrest's workplace has pleaded not guilty to a felony stalking charge.

Chidi Benjamin Uzomah Jr. entered the plea through an attorney. A court commissioner ordered Uzomah to stay 500 meters away from Seacrest if he is released from jail on US$150,000 bail.

Los Angeles police arrested Uzomah at the E! Entertainment Television headquarters in Los Angeles on Friday. A request for a civil restraining order stated he was carrying a knife at the time.

Uzomah appeared in street clothes during Tuesday's hearing and agreed to be represented by a public defender. He is due back in court November 16.

Seacrest did not attend.