Britney Spears‘ ex Jason Alexander was charged on Monday with felony stalking after crashing the iconic singer’s wedding at her home last week.
Alexander, 40, a childhood friend who was briefly married to Spears in 2004, was also charged with misdemeanor trespassing, vandalism, and battery, according to Ventura County Superior Court records.
Britney Spears’ Ex Jason Alexander Charged With Felony Stalking After Wedding Mayhem
Ventura County Supervising Deputy District Attorney Erin Meister informed BuzzFeed News the stalking charge stemmed from a “potential pattern of conduct of coming to the property.”
“I have reasons to believe this was not the first time he had come to the property,” Meister said.
The Ventura Sheriff’s Department arrested Spears’ ex-husband Jason Alexander on an outstanding warrant this past Thursday as he trespassed at Britney’s private wedding venue just hours before her planned nuptials to fiancé Sam Asghari.
“She’s freaking out over this,” a source close to Spears, 40, tells PEOPLE.
Alexander, 40, live-streamed himself on Instagram as he roamed around the property, revealing their wedding decorations, which were still being arranged by party planners. He could be heard yelling her name and claiming to security that he was invited to the wedding.
“So, here’s the inside scoop, guys, of the bull— wedding. Jason Alexander, what’s up,” he said, greeting the workers and even shaking one’s hand.
“My name’s Jason Alexander. Britney invited me here,” Alexander claimed. “Britney Spears invited me here. She’s my first wife, my only wife. I’m her first husband. I’m here to crash the wedding.”
Spears’ assistant Vicky T, who was alerted to the trespassing by fans on Instagram, has since given an update, urging how Britney was not affected.
“I’ve done everything I can while being out of the country to keep everyone safe,” Vicky wrote on her Instagram Story. “Thank you to all the absolutely amazing and incredible fans for alerting me of so much. You are blessings. Thank you. Everyone is safe.” TMZ reports Alexander allegedly had a knife on his person as well.
Meister said Alexander entered not guilty pleas on all four counts during a court appearance Monday. His bail was set at $100,000. Officials said a criminal protective order has also been issued to prohibit Alexander from contacting Spears.
Attorney Mathew Rosengart, who has been representing Spears in proceedings over her now-defunct conservatorship, thanked authorities “for their prompt and professional work,” saying that they have been “very responsive.”
Previously, the Sheriff’s officials said that the battery allegation was related to an altercation Alexander had with Spears’ private security team, which made the trespasser report.
Alexander is due to return to court Wednesday for a bail review hearing.
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