Britney Spears’ ex-husband, Jason Alexander, pleaded not guilty to four charges at present when he was arraigned at a court docket in Ventura, information/california/index.html” id=”mol-884b6430-eb86-11ec-83cc-ffba4db6dcb8″>California, accused of attempting to gatecrash the pop idol’s wedding final week whereas armed with a knife.
Dressed in blue jail overalls over an orange undershirt, Alexander, 40 – who has been in jail since his arrest June 9 – denied one depend of felony stalking, one in all battery, one in all vandalism and one in all trespassing and refusing to depart Spears’ $7.4 million Thousand Oaks property the place she married longtime fiance Sam Asghari that day.
Despite his intrusion, the wedding went off with out a hitch. But the next day, June 10, the newlyweds have been granted a short lived restraining order in opposition to Alexander, forcing him to keep no less than 100 yards away from them or their dwelling.
At at present’s 15-minute listening to, Ventura County Superior Court Judge Catherine Voelker set bail at $100,000 and ordered Alexander to seem once more Wednesday for ‘pre-trial risk assessment.’
The decide informed Alexander – who appeared in court docket by way of video hookup from the native jail – that if he managed to raised the $100,000 bail, due to the felony stalking cost, he would not be allowed ‘to contact, annoy, harass,’ Britney and her new husband, and not to come inside 100 yards of them for 3 years.
Spears married Alexander, her childhood buddy, in Las Vegas in January 2004. The marriage was annulled 55 hours later with Spears’ legal professionals claiming the singer ‘lacked understanding of her motion.’
Spears was beforehand married from 2004 to 2007 to Kevin Federline, with whom she shares two sons, ages 14 and 15.
She met Asghari in 2016 on the set of the video for her track “Slumber Party.”
Jason Alexander pleaded not guilty to four charges in a California court docket Monday, after allegedly crashing his pop icon ex-wife Britney Spears’ wedding
Assistant District Attorney Erin Meister addressing the court docket whereas Alexander appears on by way of video display behind her
At at present’s 15-minute listening to, Ventura County Superior Court Judge Catherine Voelker set bail at $100,000 and ordered Alexander to seem once more Wednesday for ‘pre-trial risk assessment’
Britney Spears’ lawyer, Mathew Rosengart, stands at the back of a Ventura County, California, courtroom as his consumer’s ex-husband seems on felony stalking and battery charges
Britney Spears’ wedding was dramatically interrupted, as her first husband, Jason Alexander, confirmed up attempting to crash the occasion
Judge Voelker additionally informed him that if he made bail, he would not be allowed to purchase or possess any firearms or different harmful weapons and any he already has would have to be turned in.
Asked by Alexander if he agreed to these bail phrases, – whose not guilty pleas have been entered by public defender Matthew Terry – mentioned ‘yes.’
Even if he did increase the $100,000 bail, within the subsequent two days earlier than the following listening to, he would not go free.
Alexander has an excellent 2016 arrest warrant in Napa County, Northern California accusing him of stealing a $2,000 sapphire and diamond tennis bracelet from a girl who was renting him a room, and later pawning it for $180.
Judge Catherine Voelker is presiding over the case in Ventura County Court
Spears and Alexander have been married in right here in 2004 though their marriage was annulled simply 55 hours later
Soears’ lawyer argued on the time that the singer did not perceive her actions on the time of the wedding
According to the order, Alexander, 40, who livestreamed (pictured) his makes an attempt to crash the wedding, was ‘armed with a knife’ when he trespassed on the singer’s $7million California property
At one stage, Alexander entered the wedding tent that had been erected for the Spears’s nuptials (left) however safety personnel have been by no means far behind (proper)
The newlywed popstar, 40, was seen smiling from ear-to-ear in newly-released wedding photographs, which reveal all the main points of her one-of-a-kind robe, from the off-the-shoulder sweetheart neckline to her funky white choker necklace
He could be seen in aerial footage being escorted off the property. He has been charged with two counts of battery, one in all vandalism and one in all trespassing
The warrant charges embody grand theft and shopping for or receiving stolen property.
As for at present’s charges arising from him attempting to crash Britney’s wedding, in accordance to Ventura County Sheriff’s deputies, only a few hours earlier than the fairytale ceremony Alexander scaled a fence and climbed down a rocky slope to get on to the blonde singer’s 20-acre property inside an unique gated neighborhood.
Running towards Spears’ 12,464-square-foot Italian-style villa, he reportedly screamed: ‘I’m Jason Alexander. The first husband. I’m right here to crash the wedding.’
Deputies say he then entered the wedding tent the place 40 year-old Spears’ nuptials have been quickly to be held, shouting: ‘She’s my first spouse, she’s my solely spouse.’
After allegedly combating with Britney’s safety guards, he was wrestled to the bottom and later arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor battery, vandalism and trespassing. The felony stalking cost was solely added at present.
One of the safety guards concerned within the incident was additionally granted a restraining order in opposition to Alexander.
In their request for a restraining order Spears and Asghari, 28, alleged that Alexander was carrying a knife when he was arrested.
After at present’s listening to, Britney’s legal professional, Mathew Rosengart, informed DailyMail.com, ‘I give a lot of credit to the Ventura County Sheriff and the Ventura County District attorney who are clearly taking this very seriously.
‘Personally I am outraged by what happened. Now, quite rightly, (Alexander) is charged with felony stalking and he’s being held beneath $100,00 bail because of this.’