SANTA MONICA, Calif. – Mel Gibson (search) obtained a three-year restraining order this week against a homeless man who allegedly showed up at his estate and the chapel he attends, demanding they pray together.
Zack Sinclair, 34, has pleaded not guilty to six misdemeanor counts that include trespassing and disorderly conduct, district attorney spokeswoman Sandi Gibbons said.
He remained in jail Wednesday without bail pending an Oct. 12 hearing.
Superior Court Judge Linda Lefkowitz extended the temporary restraining order during a brief hearing.
The order, originally issued a day after Sinclair's Sept. 20 arrest, bars him from coming within 100 yards of Gibson, his wife or their seven children, their home, Gibson's work, the children's school and the chapel. He also cannot contact the actor.
Gibson's attorney, Jeffery McFarland, declined to comment.
Sinclair allegedly went to the gate of Gibson's Malibu estate repeatedly in September after evading neighborhood security and asked to pray with the actor. He was first ordered away and then detained.
In a court filing, Gibson added that the man interrupted his worship on Sept. 19 at an Agoura chapel before the filmmaker's bodyguard escorted him out.
Sinclair also allegedly sent letters to Gibson and his family in which he recounted his prayers for the actor, cited biblical verse and praised Gibson's movie "The Passion of the Christ." (search)