Singer Selena Gomez has been granted a three-year restraining order against a man accused of stalking the star.
Thomas Brodnicki was temporarily ordered to stay away from the Disney actress, and lawyers for the 19 year old returned to a Los Angeles court last November (11) in a bid to extend the ban for three years.
Felony stalking charges against Brodnicki were dismissed after a judge ruled there wasn't sufficient evidence that he intended to carry out a threat to kill Selena Gomez, who is dating pop star Justin Bieber.
After he failed to show up at a hearing on 23 November (11), a judge extended the temporary protection order until 6 January (12) and on Friday Superior Court Judge William D. Stewart awarded Gomez a 36-month protection order.
Brodnicki, 46, allegedly told his psychiatrist he was going to kill the singer/actress after having conversations with God about her. He then travelled from Chicago, Illinois to Los Angeles in a bid to meet the star.