Birtney Spears’ ex-husband Jason Alexander was charged with a felony and remains in jail in lieu of $100,000 bail and faces up to five years in prison if convicted. However, he has pleaded ‘not guilty’ after attempting to crash the singer’s wedding last month with Sam Asghari at her residence.
Jason Entered A Not Guilty Plea…
Britney Spears’ ex-husband, Jason Alexander, has officially entered a not guilty plea after attempting to crash the pop star’s wedding with Sam Asghari last month. Ventura County Senior Deputy District Attorney Erin Meister stated that based on a criminal complaint filed in the Ventura County Superior Court, Alexander, 41 was arraigned on Tuesday (July 12) when he appeared from jail via Zoom.
The court documents confirm that Jason Alexander entered a “not guilty” plea on all counts he was charged with. This includes one felony count of stalking with a prior domestic violence conviction and three misdemeanour counts of aggravated trespassing, vandalism and battery, and refusing to leave private property.
Spears’ attorney Matthew Rosengart said outside court Monday that authorities and prosecutors “are clearly taking this very, very seriously.” He stated, “I’m personally outraged by what happened. This is a serious matter. This is not a ‘wedding crash.’ This was an infiltration as we all shockingly saw.”
What Happened During Britney’s Wedding?
Jason Alexander, 41 is Britney Spears’ childhood friend, who was married to the “Princess Of Pop” for two days in 2004. He also faces a special enhancement charge because he was on probation for an unrelated case out of Tennessee at the time he crashed the wedding in California. However, he denied the special charge allegation during Tuesday’s arraignment.
In the footage he posted to Instagram, Alexander could be seen inside the pop star’s home and even showed viewers a tent in the backyard where she was set to marry model and actor Sam Asghari. His livestream served as evidence wherein he can be seen confronted by event security but he falsely claimed to have been invited to the celebration.
Jason then threatened to crash his ex’s big day, and a physical struggle ensued before his phone camera cut out. At the June 27 preliminary hearing, Alexander’s public defender argued that the felony stalking count against his client should be lessened to a misdemeanour because there was insufficient evidence that he was there to harm Spears. However, the judge disagreed and upheld the charges before ruling that he would remain behind bars.
“Jason Alexander has been handcuffed, taken into custody and arrested. I express my thanks to the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department for their prompt response and good work,” Spears’ attorney, Mathew Rosengart, told one outlet last month. He added, “I’m working closely with law enforcement to ensure Mr Alexander is aggressively prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”
Now, Jason has pleaded “not guilty” for all counts. However, if he manages to post the $100,000 bail, “he needs to wear an ankle monitor and can’t possess any weapons or firearms”, a judge said. Alexander’s next hearing is a pretrial conference scheduled for Aug. 2. He remains in jail in lieu of $100,000 bail and faces up to five years in prison if convicted.