The man accused of harassing Halle Berry will have his day in court.

After a brief preliminary hearing today, a Los Angeles judge ruled that there was enough evidence for Richard Anthony Franco to stand trial for stalking the Oscar winner.

And just in time for Halloween...

RELATED: Halle Berry Takes Olivier Martinez Public After Bailing on Broadway Due to Baby-Daddy Drama

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Melissa Widdifield set the trial to kick off on Oct. 31.

Franco was busted on July 11 after he was caught sneaking onto Berry's property by her private security team, which held him until LAPD arrived.

It was the third time the 27-year-old intruder had trespassed on her Hollywood Hills abode in as many days, having previously scaled a privacy wall on one occasion and breaking into a guest house on another.

The X-Men actress subsequently obtained a restraining order prohibiting Franco from coming within 500 yards of her residence and her family, including 3-year-old daughter Nahla, for the next three years or attempting to contact her whatsoever.

During today's hearing, John Gregozek, the LAPD detective who interviewed Berry a day after the alleged peeper's arrest, told the judge that the actress had told him she "feared for her safety and that of her daughter."

"She hired armed security to stay at her residence 24 hours," Gregozek testified.

Franco remains behind bars in lieu of $150,000 bond and has pleaded not guilty to charges of stalking and first-degree burglary, the latter for allegedly swiping a key to the guest house.

—Reporting by Claudia Rosenbaum

  • Share
  • Tweet
  • Share

We and our partners use cookies on this site to improve our service, perform analytics, personalize advertising, measure advertising performance, and remember website preferences. By using the site, you consent to these cookies. For more information on cookies including how to manage your consent visit our Cookie Policy.