Jury Selection Begins In Oprah BFF's Stalking Case

There’s progress in the case of a man charged with stalking Gayle King at her Greenwich home to get to Oprah.

Jury selection began this week in Stamford Superior Court in the case of Willie Hickson, 33, of Bronx, New York. He's accused of repeatedly showed up at King’s Greenwich home in 2008, trying to give her a copy of his “Red Report,” what the Greenwich Time reports is a copy of his “political ramblings” on the housing crisis and federal government.

He apparently wanted King to pass it along to her closest friend, the daytime talk show queen.

King told cops she feared for her safety and wanted Hickson arrested.

He was – and charged with trespassing and stalking in September.

Hickson told cops he thought exposure on "the widely popular Oprah Winfrey television show" would help his mass media campaign before the November 2008 presidential election, the Time reports.

He’s being held on $25,000 bond. The next court date is on April 20, according to court records.

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