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    Laurence Fishburne Loses Bid to Extend Restraining Order Against Alleged House Stalker

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    Laurence Fishburne is no doubt a bit frustrated.

    A judge on Wednesday nixed the Matrix star's efforts to extend a temporary restraining order by three years against a man who showed up at the actor's house on New Year's Day and claimed to be its rightful owner.

    Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Carol Boas Goodson told Fishburne's lawyer that there was a lack of evidence to show that Anthony Francis' actions made him a threat to Fishburne's safety.

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    Per the filing obtained by E! News, Francis rang the security intercom at Fishburne's L.A.-area home on Jan. 1 and told Fishburne's wife, Gina Torres, that he owned the house. They called the LAPD's Hollywood Station, where an officer advised them of Francis' identity and that he had a criminal record.

    Days later, Fishburne obtained a restraining order that had required Francis to stay at least 100 yards away from the actor, Torres and their daughter.

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