Britney Spears’ ex-husband arrested for trespassing at pop star’s home before wedding
Britney Spears’ ex-husband was arrested and charged with trespassing and assault after he crashed his wedding Thursday at his home in California, police said.
The pop star was due to marry Sam Asghari at his hillside mansion in Thousand Oaks when Ventura County sheriff’s deputies were called to the residence in response to a report of trespassing, police say.
The trespassing suspect has been identified as Jason Alexander, according to Sgt. Cyrus Zadeh with the county sheriff’s office. Alexander was confronted by security when he entered the singer’s property, and an altercation ensued between him and two security guards, Zadeh told CNN. The two security guards were beaten in the physical struggle.
Alexander was arrested and charged with misdemeanor trespassing, two misdemeanor battery counts and one vandalism charge, Zadeh said. Authorities also learned that Alexander was wanted on a felony theft warrant in Napa County. CNN is working to determine if Alexander has legal representation.
Spears was married to childhood friend Alexander for about 55 hours in 2004 before the marriage was annulled.
“He was detained, handcuffed and I am delighted to report him, arrested. Luckily, Britney is safe,” Mathew S. Rosengart, Spears’ attorney, told CNN in a statement. “I am livid by this security breach and am working closely with law enforcement to ensure he is aggressively pursued to the fullest extent of the law.”
Rosengart did not respond when asked to comment on whether Spears and Asghari’s wedding took place after the incident.
Spears has been engaged to Asghari, a personal trainer turned actor, since last September. The pair met in 2016 when Asghari starred with Spears in the video for her single “Slumber Party.”
The pop star icon was previously married to Alexander and dancer Kevin Federline, with whom she shares two sons.