So far, so good.
The man who pleaded guilty to harassing Anderson Cooper has stayed away from the CNN anchor since getting out of jail last month.
The NY Daily News says that Alex Hausner, a self-described gay Christian conservative, is staying in a transitional shelter and has abided by the terms of his plea agreement with prosecutors, said his lawyer, Wendell Cruz.
After a brief hearing Tuesday before Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Charles Solomon, Hausner said he’d had nothing but “good intentions” for Cooper.
“I hope I didn’t trouble him,” the 38-year-old, who has a history of mental problems, said of the TV newsman.
Hausner pleaded guilty to menacing and aggravated harassment last month after spending nine months in lockup while awaiting trial.
Under the terms of his deal, he’ll get what amounts to time served in jail plus five years probation if he stays out of trouble for a year.
He also has to stay away from Cooper and his partner, Benjamin Maisani. Prosecutors said he’d tormented the pair with unwanted phone calls and visits.