Ashley Benson Granted Three-Year Restraining Order Against Alleged Stalker

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Ashley Benson's alleged stalker has to stay away from her for an even longer period of time.

A judge banned security guard James Gorton Jr. from coming within 100 yards of the actress for the next three years, according to Daily Mail. The Pretty Little Liars star originally won a temporary restraining order against James after getting concerned over his behavior.

Ashley started to feel like her safety was threatened after James told that he was on a mission from God to be with her. The married 49-year-old man reportedly said he felt like he had a special connection with the actress after she glanced in his direction one day, adding that she silently communicated with him.

To make the situation even creepier, the man worked as a security guard on the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank, Calif. where PLL shoots, before he was hit with the suit.

Ashley first became aware of James's actions June 11 when her manager, Thor Bradwell, showed her a picture of a man and she recognized him as a security guard on the lot. Brad went on to tell her that James "has expressed sexual feelings" toward her and "had stated that he is acting under instructions from God to pursue a romantic relationship."

"I am also told that Mr. Gorton believes that God has spoken to him through my character on Pretty Little Liars," Ashley said, when she first pursued the restraining order. After that happened, James was no longer able to work on the lot and had to temporarily stay 100 yards away from and refrain from contacting her.
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