Naomi Levy, a rabbi who came to court to support Bryant, said he is part of her spiritual congregation and never misses meeting.
On Monday afternoon, footage emerged of the thief with McDormand's Oscar at the Governors Ball.
In what is perhaps the most freakish story to come out of this year's Academy Awards, Frances McDormand's Oscar statue was briefly stolen from her table during the Governor's Ball, the official afterparty for the ceremony.
"There is a big difference between holding an Oscar and what he is charged with", Brookman said in court.
When he was leaving the ball, a photographer confronted him after not recognising him as a victor. McDormand smiled and laughed as she entered the party and her son carried her Oscar into the party, the footage shows.
A man accused of stealing Frances McDormand's Oscar from an after party will deny a charge of grand theft of property, his lawyer has said.
Sources say that Bryant remains in custody on $20,000 bail after taking the statue from McDormand's table, recording a Facebook Live video holding the trophy and then being apprehended by security at the venue.
Ms Levy, who said she has known Bryant for seven years, added: "I think we are living in an unusual time in America". Bryant's spiritual advisor Naomi Levy spoke with reporters outside of the courtroom, saying Bryant is a "sweet and gentle man of faith".
In the video, Bryant films himself drinking alcohol and kissing an Oscar, exclaiming, "This is mine! They celebrated the reunion with a double cheeseburger from In and Out", McDormand's representative, Simon Halls, said in a statement, referring to the California fast-food chain. "I take care of my flock".
Felony, not affair, prompts Nashville mayor's resignation
Forrest led the mayoral security detail for 14 years until he retired - the same day she revealed their affair, the paper said . A special committee of Nashville city council members is also probing Barry and Forrest's travel and overtime expenses.
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Tillerson had reiterated the importance of democracy for Africa to achieve her potentials. John Kerry, former secretary of state, visited the country shortly before the election.
Primary election balloting takes place Tuesday across Arlington
Hurd is also the co-sponsor of a bipartisan bill that would offer a pathway to citizenship for Dreamers and secure the border. Other contenders include Dallas businessman Jeffrey Payne and Tom Wakely, a former congressional candidate from San Antonio.