Britney Spears’ Ex-Husband Will Face Trial On Felony Stalking Charge
However, it wasn’t all roses. Spears’ first husband, Jason Alexander, attempted to crash her wedding. The pair tied the knot back in 2004 in a spur of the moment ceremony in Las Vegas. They split up just 55 hours later, getting the wedding annulled.
When he walked toward Spears’ home on that big day of hers, he encountered security and had his phone camera video on, capturing their interaction. He was able to get to the tent, where the wedding was going to take place, before it began, repeatedly asking “where’s Britney?” He claimed the pop star invited him to the wedding—and then later, he admitted he was there to crash the wedding.
Thankfully, he was escorted out before the wedding begam. And on June 27, Ventura County Judge David R. Worley ruled in a two-hour preliminary hearing that there was enough evidence against Alexander to take the charges against him to trial for a stalking felony.
In addition to stalking, Alexander has been charged with misdemeanor counts of trespassing and refusing to leave private property, vandalism, and battery. He has pleaded not guilty on all of the charges, but his bail is set for $100,000.
Additionally, Spears was able to acquire a restraining order that requires Alexander to stay at least 100 yards away from her for three years.
During the hearing, the security guard from the wedding, Richard Eubeler, testified that Alexander had attempted to get into Britney’s bedroom, but it was locked. And then, he did something a bit sketchy… “He started reaching into his right pocket,” Eubeler said. “I drew my weapon and held it to my chest.”
He also said that Alexander was seen in the general vicinity of home in late May as well as the day before her wedding.
Spears, of course, was not super pleased that all of this was occurring on her big special day. When Alexander was arrested, Eubeler said Spears was “very upset and wanted everybody to leave the property.” Additionally, Spears and Asghari left the premises together “to try to calm down.” Spears’ agent Cade Hudson said she was “distraught, crying, shaking [and] panicked.”
To learn more about the details of Alexander’s order to stand trial, check out the video below.
What do you think Alexander’s consequence should be for attempting to crash Spears’ wedding?