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Britney Spears’ ex-husband Jason Alexander has officially pleaded not guilty to all charges after allegedly trying to crash her wedding.
The ‘Toxic’ hitmaker’s ex – who allegedly breaking into her home before her wedding to Sam Asghari – had been charged with felony stalking, as well as trespassing and refusing to leave private property, vandalism and battery.
Ventura County Senior Deputy District Attorney Erin Meister told PageSix the 41-year-old was arraigned on Tuesday (12.07.22) on the criminal complaint in Ventura County Superior Court, where he appeared from jail via Zoom.
He entered a not guilty plea on all counts.
Alexander – who was married to the singer for two days in 2004 – also faces a special enhancement accusation which he denied on Tuesday, as he was on probation for an unrelated case out of Tennessee at the time of his alleged crimes in California.
Jason’s next hearing is a pretrial conference set for August 2 and he remains in jail in lieu of a $100,000 (£84,000) bail and faces up to five years in prison if convicted.
He live-streamed himself on June 9 ahead of Britney and 28-year-old Sam Asghari’s wedding day getting past security and allegedly breaking into the ‘Toxic’ singer’s $7.4 million (£6.2 million) mansion in Thousand Oaks, California.
One of Britney’s security team claimed he tried “multiple times” to open the singer’s locked bedroom door on the second floor of the mansion, with the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department later confiscating a box cutter and other items from Jason.
At a June 27 preliminary hearing, his public defender argued the felony stalking count should be lessened to a misdemeanour as there was insufficient evidence Jason was there to harm Britney.
The judge disagreed and upheld the charges before ruling Jason would remain behind bars.
Mum-of-two Britney, 40, was granted a restraining order against Jason and fired her security team following the incident.
The pair’s 2004 marriage was annulled 55 hours later with Britney’s lawyers claiming the singer “lacked understanding of her action”.