TV funnyman Wayne Brady testifies at Modesto civil court hearing

03/20/2014 3:01 PM

03/20/2014 10:50 PM

TV funnyman Wayne Brady spent Thursday in a Stanislaus County civil court hearing seeking a restraining order against some of his ex-wife’s estranged relatives.

Brady, flanked by attorneys and personal bodyguards as he exited the courtroom, had no comment for the press about the private family dispute.

Brady is known for his longtime comic role on “Whose Line is it Anyway?” He is the host of the daytime TV version of “Let’s Make a Deal.”

Thursday’s court hearing involved a Modesto couple and what Brady perceived as threatening text messages, Facebook postings and comments. The couple are related to one of Brady’s former wives, and their family quarrel apparently has been going on for several years.

Brady testified that he took the threats seriously enough to cancel a Gallo Center for the Arts performance, which had been scheduled for Aug. 16. He previously performed in Modesto in 2012.

The civil hearing dragged on all morning and into the afternoon in Judge Timothy Salter’s courtroom. Apparently, few members of the public were aware a celebrity was testifying, because the courtroom was nearly empty.

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