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LOS ANGELES, Ca. (CBS46) -- A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge has issued a temporary restraining order against the son of Star Trek star Nichelle Nichols, ordering him to stay away from Nichols manager Gilbert Bell, who has alleged verbal death threats from Kyle Johnson. Bell lives on a nearby property and cares for Nichols.

This comes just weeks after Bell released video and audio exclusively to CBS46 showing Nichols screaming in fear as her son Johnson enters the room, in a battle over guardianship. Nichols reportedly suffers from dementia.

The report, first aired on CBS46 by The Bulldog in May, made international headlines.

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Restraining order indicates that Bell lives NEXT DOOR to Kyle Johnson. Perhaps it is a significant detail left out of the story that this is the property owned by Nichols and that Bell tried to have deeded into his name last year. Order indicates that Kyle Johnson is the "conservator of his landlord", which means the house Bell is living in remains in Nichols' name. Does kinda go to motivation, eh? I mean on both sides. If say Bell is living there scot-free, pretty good deal for him, and I could see how that would get under Johnson's skin (esp. as Johnson through his lawyers expressed concern that Bell had mismanaged his mother's finances back when he was acting as her manager) . If Bell is trying to sabotage the relationship between mother and son, I could also see how that could make Johnson see red. If Bell is indeed "caring for" Nichols, as the article suggests (?), what would a restraining order mean in terms of Johnson seeing his mother? I think there are a lot of "machinations" to this story.

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