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Singer and actress Selena Gomez arrives at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 22, 2011. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg)

Selena Gomez granted restraining order from ex-Des Plaines man

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A judge has granted Selena Gomez a temporary restraining order from a former Des Plaines man with a history of mental illness who police say threatened the singer-actress.

Court records show the “Wizards of Waverly Place” star was granted the order Thursday in Burbank, north of Los Angeles. Thomas Brodnicki is required to stay 100 yards away from Gomez and her workplace until a Nov. 4 hearing, when the order may be extended for three years. Gomez, 19, wrote in a sworn declaration that she is in “extreme fear” of Brodnicki.

The filings, first reported Monday by celebrity website TMZ, state police were notified by mental health workers that the 46-year-old had threatened to harm or kill the actress while on a psychiatric hold.

Attempts to reach Brodnicki were unsuccessful. AP

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