Brady, 31, of Cross Bedford Avenue, Sheffield, was jailed for 4 months.
Decide Jeremy Richardson QC informed Brady his assaults on Mr Wootton had “every little thing to do along with your longing for celeb standing and your irritation that the press weren’t within the least fascinated by your considerably uninteresting life.”
At Sheffield Crown Court docket, the decide mentioned Brady’s claims Mr Wootton was indirectly liable for Miss Flack’s dying have been “wholly irrational”.
Earlier this week, Brady admitted harassment at a listening to.
Decide Richardson mentioned he could be launched within the “very close to future”, given the time the defendant served on remand.
He imposed a 10-year restraining order banning Brady from contacting Mr Wootton, posting something about him on-line, or going inside 200 yards of his residence or office.
Decide Richardson blasted the social media posts and messages about Mr Wootton as “completely outrageous”.
He issued Brady a stark warning he may face extra jail time for breaching the restraining order.
In an announcement learn to the court docket, Mr Wootton – who watched the proceedings by video hyperlink – mentioned he “adored” the “late, nice Caroline Flack”.
He added: “I solely ever wrote tales about Caroline that she needed to be printed.”
The journalist added: “She knew I had her again.”
Mr Wootton mentioned the late presenter known as him after ending her relationship with The Apprentice star.
The broadcaster mentioned Brady had his cellphone quantity following a visit to an O2 live performance organized by Miss Flack so he may meet the defendant as a result of she knew Mr Wootton had reservations about their relationship.
Mr Wootton mentioned in his assertion: “The general public needs to be conscious that he (Brady) has no credibility to talk on behalf of Caroline.”
However he added: “I hope he will get the assistance he wants.”
The court docket was learn a message despatched to Mr Wootton by Miss Flack which mentioned of Brady: “He’s scary, Dan. Nonetheless scares me even when he’s in Australia.”
The court docket heard how Brady’s marketing campaign started on the yr’s anniversary of Miss Flack’s dying and concerned what the decide described as “deeply disagreeable nonsense” throughout a variety of platforms.
Laura Marshall, prosecuting, mentioned different journalists have been included within the defendant’s messaging together with one who mentioned Brady had demanded she pay him £40,000 for a “inform all” story about his former fiancée.
Ms Marshall mentioned one message Brady posted about Mr Wootton mentioned: “Felt like eliminating him as soon as and for all.”
She mentioned WhatsApp voice messages left for the presenter included feedback like: “You might be culpable for individuals’s deaths” and “you’re an evil man who must be handled”.
The court docket heard how Brady was arrested and bailed in February 2021 however continued his marketing campaign in opposition to the journalist.
When he was arrested once more, in April 2021, Brady livestreamed the occasion on Instagram, saying: “You’re going to should put a bullet in my head.”
The decide was informed Brady accused Mr Wootton of being a intercourse offender and a assassin throughout a two-month lengthy marketing campaign and in contrast him to convicted disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein.
Decide Richardson mentioned it was “deeply offensive felony conduct” and described it as “irrational” and “narcissistic”.
He mentioned: “You wholly irrationally presupposed to blame (Mr Wootton) in some weird approach for (Miss Flack’s) dying. It have to be made clear that nothing might be extra faraway from the reality.”
The decide mentioned he was “totally happy” that Brady’s “catalogue of abuse” had “little or no to do with the dying of Miss Flack”.
Decide Richardson mentioned he wouldn’t “sully” his sentencing remarks by repeating a few of the “kaleidoscope of invective laced with excessive octane expletives”.
The decide informed Brady: “Put merely, you need to cease doing what you do.”
He defined to him the results could be extreme if he resumed his marketing campaign.
He informed him: “Please mark my phrases. If that ought to occur, the probably sentence, given the historical past, can be measured in years not months.
“You’ve been warned.”