American Idol’s Ryan Seacrest gets restraining order

A judge granted “American Idol” host Ryan Seacrest a temporary restraining order against a man arrested on suspicion of stalking the radio and television host outside his workplace.  Seacrest’s attorneys obtained the stay-away order hours after they say Chidi Benjamin Uzomah Jr. was detained at the E! Entertainment Television headquarters in Los Angeles.  The filing claims Uzomah was carrying a knife when he was arrested on Friday, October 30.


Uzomah was hauled to court in September for assault, battery and possession of a knife. He was earlier arrested for choking Seacrest’s guard, to the point of nearly rendering him unconscious,

During that incident, Uzomah wanted to enter Seacrest’s vehicle.  He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 15 days in prison. Uzomah was placed under probation for 3 years. The judge ordered him to stay away from Seacrest.


It seemed the sentence didn’t convince him to stay away from Seacrest as he struck again this Friday.