"I took the plea, so it's over," said Champaign Mayor Don Gerard.
"A no-contact order was issued by Judge Clemmons. Mr. Gerard is not to contact me through various communication methods, phone, email, text messages or third parties," said Laura Huth.
"I'm very relieved. The last year has been incredibly difficult for me," said Huth.
The couple broke up in July 2012. Huth says that's when Gerard started to threaten her. In October, she filed for an order of protection.
Gerard says that never happened. They've been fighting in court for more than eight months but if the case went to trial, it would've been longer.
"I thought three calendar years was ridiculous for the city, for myself, for the University of Illinois, for my mother, for my family. [I] just decided it was time to call it, call it a day," said Gerard.
"I didn't meet her until after I was elected," said Gerard.
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