A man who has allegedly stalked CNN anchor Anderson Cooper for
five years was arraigned in Manhattan Criminal Court on Saturday.
According to the New
York Post, Alex Hausner faces felony first-degree menacing
charges and misdemeanor harassment and stalking charges. He's being
held on $75,000 bail.
Last month, Hausner allegedly attempted to kick down the door of
the West Village converted firehouse that Cooper shares with
boyfriend Benjamin Maisani.
According to court papers, Hausner can been seen in security
camera footage screaming, “I swear to fucking God, don't insult me.
I'm going to fuck you up!”
Assistant DA Rachel Ehrhardt said in court that Hausner had been
told on “numerous occasions not to call” Cooper.
The prosecutor added the Hausner has prior felony and misdemeanor
A former neighbor described Hausner as “a radical” who
“believes in his [Jewish] religion, and he believes in the one
race, the white race.”