Brooke Shields Stalker Gets Sixty Days

Brooke Shields' stalker gets 60 days

Brooke Shields’ stalker has been order to spend  60 days in jail!  

John Rinaldi, the man accused of stalking the former supermodel since 2003, appeared before a NYC judge today where his sentence was handed down.

Shields made the decision to to police and report Rinaldi in May of last year after he notice he had been parked outside her West Village townhouse for days, and even signed her name in a manner similar to her autograph into the dirt on the vehicle.

Prior to that he had approached her with gifts for her daughters – 13-year-old Rowan and 10-year-old Greer.

In 2013 he came to her home with stuffed animals and teddy bears for the girls Shields said on the first day of the trial Monday.

Brooke took the stand again for the second day of the trial on Tuesday where Rinaldi’s lawyer spoke about the alleged stalker’s long-time friendship with the actress’ late mother Teri.

‘She was a woman with dementia and alcoholism,’ explained Shields.

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‘She gathered people. If you were more broken down, if you were homeless, if you were, whatever, she brought you into the fray. She wanted to be a savior for everyone.’

She also testified that she did her best to be polite to Rinaldi, but eventually was forced to tell her husband, Funny or Die creator Chris Henchy, to speak with the man.

‘My husband said, “You’re freaking my kids out. You got to stop, you got to back off!”‘ Shields said on the stand.

Judge Kevin McGrath convicted Rinaldi of stalking, a misdemeanor, and harassment, which is a violation. In addition to the jail term, Rinaldi was also ordered away to stay away from Shields, her family and her block.

Brooke Shields Stalked bt Mark Ronald Bailey

She was stalked by 41-year-old Mark Ronald Bailey (a New Jersey accountant from Los Angeles), while he was armed with a handgun, over a period of three months (October 1999 to January 2000). He was arrested on 1/10/2000 but pleaded not guilty. The criminal complaint alleged Bailey “did maliciously and repeatedly follow and harass Brooke Shields, and made a credible threat…with the intent that she be placed in reasonable fear for her safety, and for the safety of her immediate family.” On 9/5/2000, Bailey pleaded no contest to stalking and terrorizing her; he was ordered to undergo counseling and psychological evaluations, after prosecutors claimed he sent more than 100 cards and letters to her over the past 15 years…causing her “extreme fear and shock.” The terms of his probation include staying away from her for 10+ years and keeping his distance from “her family, her household members, her employees, her employers or any of her agents.” Ironically, seven years prior to this entire ordeal, Shields had won critical acclaim for her portrayal of another real-life stalking-victim (whose case inspired America’s first anti-stalking law): California computer-engineer Laura Black, whose story was told in and by the TV docudrama I Can Make You Love Me (1993).

 

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