A California judge found on Monday there was enough evidence against a man who was briefly married to Britney Spears and showed up uninvited at the pop star’s wedding to stand trial for stalking.
After a two-hour preliminary hearing, Ventura County Judge David Worley ruled Jason Allen Alexander, 40, should be held to account for the charge, as well as misdemeanor trespassing counts , vandalism and assault and battery, according to court records.
Pleas of not guilty to all charges were entered by a lawyer for Alexander, who did not attend and remains imprisoned.
Spears married her longtime boyfriend, Sam Asghari, at her Thousand Oaks, Calif., home on June 9, in front of dozens of guests, including Selena Gomez, Drew Barrymore, Paris Hilton and Madonna.
Alexander, a childhood friend of Spears who she had been married to for less than three days in 2004, appeared uninvited ahead of the ceremony, live-streaming her raid on Instagram.
Richard Eubler, a since-fired security guard for Spears, testified at Monday’s hearing that Alexander entered her home and approached the locked door to Spears’ bedroom while she was in the room. interior, according to several media.
Eubler said Alexander also tried to enter the property in the days leading up to the wedding.
Alexander’s attorney, Sandra Bisignani, argued there was no evidence he intended to harm Spears.