Britney Spears‘ex-husband, Jason Alexander, pleaded not guilty to four charges today when he was prosecuted in a Ventura court, Californiaaccused of trying to gatecrash the pop idol’s wedding last week while armed with a knife.
Dressed in blue prison overalls over an orange undershirt, Alexander, 40 – who has been in jail since his arrest June 9 – denied one charge of stalking crime, one of battery, one of vandalism and one of Spears’ violation and denial. $ 7.4 million Thousand Oaks estate where she married longtime fiancé Sam Asghari that day.
Despite his burglary, the marriage went smoothly. But the next day, June 10, the newlyweds were granted a temporary restraint against Alexander, forcing him to stay at least 100 yards away from her or her home.
At today’s 15-minute hearing, Ventura County Superior Court Judge Catherine Voelker pledged $ 100,000 and ordered Alexander to appear again Wednesday for “prior risk assessment.”
The judge told Alexander – who appeared in court via video hookup of the local jail – that if he managed to recover the $ 100,000 bail, due to the crime stalking charge, he would not be allowed to ‘contact , ‘annoyed, upset’, Britney and her new husband, and not coming within 100 meters of them for three years.
Spears married Alexander, her childhood friend, in Las Vegas in January 2004. The marriage was annulled 55 hours later with Spears’ lawyers claiming that the singer ‘lacked understanding of her action’.
Spears was previously married from 2004 to 2007 to Kevin Federline, with whom she shares two sons, aged 14 and 15.
She met Asghari in 2016 on the set of the video for her song “Slumber Party.”
Jason Alexander pleaded not guilty to four charges in a California court on Monday after he allegedly crashed his ex-wife of pop icon Britney Spears
Assistant District Attorney Erin Meister addresses the court while Alexander looks behind her via video screen
At today’s 15-minute hearing, Judge Catherine Voelker of Ventura County Superior Court ordered bail of $ 100,000 and ordered Alexander to appear again Wednesday for “prior risk assessment.”
Britney Spears’ lawyer, Mathew Rosengart, is standing in the back of a courtroom in Ventura County, California, as his client’s ex-husband appears on crime stalking and battery charges
Britney Spears’ marriage was dramatically interrupted when her first husband, Jason Alexander, appeared to ruin the event
Judge Voelker also told him that if he made bail, he could not buy or have any firearms or other dangerous weapons and that he had already had to surrender.
Asked by Alexander whether he agreed to those bail terms, – whose no-fault plea was introduced by public defender Matthew Terry – he said ‘yes’.
Even if he had raised the $ 100,000 bail, he would not be released in the next two days for the next hearing.
Alexander has an exceptional 2016 arrest warrant in Napa County, Northern California, which accused him of stealing a $ 2,000 sapphire and diamond tennis bracelet from a woman who rented him a room, and later pledged $ 180.
Judge Catherine Voelker presides over the case in Ventura County Court
Spears and Alexander were married here in 2004, although their marriage was annulled just 55 hours later
Soears’ lawyer then claimed that the singer did not understand her actions at the time of the wedding
According to the order, Alexander, 40, who livestreamed (pictured) his attempt to ruin the marriage, was “armed with a knife” when he trespassed on the $ 7 million singer’s property in California.
At one point, Alexander entered the wedding tent set up for the Spears’ wedding (left), but security personnel were never far behind (right).
The newlywed pop star, 40, was seen smiling from ear to ear in newly released wedding photos, revealing all the details of her unique dress, from the off-the-shoulder favorite neckline to her funky white choker necklace
He can be seen in aerial photos accompanied by the property. He is accused of two charges of battery, one of vandalism and one of violation
The warrant charges include large-scale theft and the purchase or receipt of stolen property.
As for today’s highlights from the visit to Britney’s wedding, according to Ventura County Sheriff’s deputies, just a few hours before the fair, Alexander scaled a fence and climbed a rocky slope to the 20-acre property of the blonde singer to come. an exclusive gated community.
Running to Spears ’12, 464-square-foot Italian-style villa, he exclaimed, “I am Jason Alexander. The first man. I’m here to crash the wedding. ‘
Deputies say he then entered the wedding tent where the wedding of 40-year-old Spears would be held shortly, and shouted, ‘She is my first wife, she is my only wife.’
After a constant fight with Britney’s security guards, he was wrestled to the ground and later arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor battery, vandalism and trespassing. The charge of crime stalking was only added today.
One of the security guards involved in the incident also received a ban against Alexander.
In their request for a restraint, Spears and Asghari, 28, claimed that Alexander was carrying a knife when he was arrested.
After today’s hearing, Britney’s lawyer, Mathew Rosengart, told 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’m angry about what happened. Now, rightly so, (Alexander) is accused of crime stalking and he is being held under $ 100.00. ‘
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