A California judge on Monday found that there was enough evidence against a man who once briefly married Britney Spears, who appeared uninvited at a pop star’s wedding to go to trial on charges of persecution.
After a two-hour preliminary hearing, Ventura County Judge David Worley ruled 40-year-old Jason Allen Alexander should be detained to answer charges, along with allegations of misdemeanor, vandalism and personal injury, court records showed.
Alexander’s lawyer, who did not attend and remains imprisoned, declared innocence on all charges.
Spears married longtime friend Sam Asghari at her home in Thousand Oaks, California 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 was married to less than three days in 2004, appeared uninvited in the house before the ceremony and broadcast his raid live on Instagram.
Richard Eubler, Spears ‘guardian since then, testified at a hearing Monday that Alexander reportedly got inside her house and to the locked door of Spears’ bedroom when she was inside.
Eubler said Alexander also tried to enter the grounds in the days before the wedding.
Alexander’s lawyer, Sandra Bisignani, claimed that there was no evidence that he intended to harm Spears.