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Britney Spears’ ex-husband Jason Alexander has officially pleaded not guilty to all charges after he allegedly tried to crash his marriage.

The ‘Toxic’ hitmaker’s ex – who allegedly broke into her home before her marriage to Sam Asghari – had been charged with stalking, as well as trespassing and refusing to leave private property, vandalism and assault. wounds.

Ventura County Senior Assistant District Attorney Erin Meister told PageSix the 41-year-old was arraigned Tuesday (7/12/22) on the criminal complaint in Ventura County Superior Court, where he was released from jail via Zoom.

He entered a plea of ​​not guilty to all counts.

Alexander – who was married to the singer for two days in 2004 – also faces a special enhancement charge which he denied on Tuesday because he was on probation for an unrelated case in Tennessee at the time of his alleged crimes in California.

Jason’s next hearing is a pre-trial scheduled for August 2 and he remains in jail instead of $100,000 (£84,000) bail and faces up to five years in prison if found guilty guilty.

It aired live on June 9 ahead of the wedding day of Britney and 28-year-old Sam Asghari, who cleared security and allegedly broke into the $7.4 million mansion ($6.2 million pounds) of the “Toxic” singer in Thousand Oaks, California.

One of Britney’s security team members claimed he tried “several times” to open the locked door to the singer’s bedroom on the second floor of the mansion, with the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department having subsequently confiscated a box cutter and other items from Jason.

At a preliminary hearing on June 27, her public defender argued that the criminal harassment charge should be reduced to a misdemeanor because there was insufficient evidence that Jason was there to harm Britney.

The judge disagreed and upheld the charges before ruling that Jason would remain behind bars.

Britney, 40, a mother of two, obtained a restraining order against Jason and fired her security team following the incident.

The couple’s 2004 wedding was annulled 55 hours later, with Britney’s lawyers claiming the singer “lacks understanding of her action”.

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