Berry files a request in family court to move to France with her 4-year-old child, saying she feared for her life because two men who had threatened her were now at large.
Richard Franco had pled guilty to stalking Berry and was sentenced to 386 days in jail, but was given credit for 193 days already served and then released Feb 4, after amassing 193 days’ worth of credits for work and good behavior. He remains on five years’ probation and there’s a 10-year restraining order in place requiring him to stay away from Berry and her family.
This person (Franco) has invaded and trampled upon the most fundamental sense of security I have, and I am extremely frightened of him and what he might do to me and those I love.
Berry’s was also informed this week that that Robert Hoskins, a man who allegedly threatened to slit Berry’s throat—and who also allegedly threatened to slit Madonna’s throat and was shot by one of her bodyguards in 1995 — escaped from a mental institution last week.
Hoskins was sentenced to 10 years in prison in 1996 after Madonna testified that being in the same room with him made her “sick to her stomach.”