UPDATE (6/10): Jason Alexander has been placed under an emergency protective order a day after he broke into Britney Spears’ house with a boxcutter knife in an attempt to crash her wedding to Sam Asghari, Rolling Stone can confirm.
While Alexander had the weapon in his possession, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department Capt. Cameron Henderson said the “knife was in no way involved with the incident.” Henderson added that Spears’ ex-husband will be arraigned in Ventura County before being transferred to Napa County to address two outstanding felony warrants.
Spears’ attorney Mathew Rosengart thanked law enforcement for addressing the matter quickly and efficiently. “[I] look forward to working with law enforcement to ensure Alexander is aggressively prosecuted and hopefully convicted, as he should be,” he said in a statement to Rolling Stone. “This was an outrageous security breach, which I am livid about, but fortunately Britney is safe and she was a stunning and happy bride.”
Jason Alexander, Britney Spears’ ex-husband of 55 hours, broke into the home of the singer ahead of her wedding to Sam Asghari on Thursday. Alexander was detained by security personnel at the home and arrested due to an outstanding felony warrant, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department confirms to Rolling Stone.
Deputies responded to a call of a trespasser at Spears’ home Thursday afternoon. When deputies arrived, security personnel had already detained Alexander, who had gone on Instagram Live from inside the home of Spears.
Henry Wolfford, a spokesperson for Napa County Sheriff’s Department, said Alexander had two active arrest warrants for felony grand theft, value exceeding $400, and buying or receiving stolen property. Both crimes allegedly occurred on Aug. 1, 2015, and the warrant for his arrest has been active since 2016.
Alexander may be transferred to a Napa County jail. His bail is set to $20,000, Wolfford said. Commander Eric Buschow with Ventura County Sheriff’s department told Rolling Stone that it is unclear whether Spears or her fiancé Asghari will press charges for misdemeanor trespassing.
Alexander went live on Instagram as he ran onto, and entered Spears’ property. He was seen going upstairs in the home and confronting security personnel who kept asking him to “leave.” Security personnel could be seen holding a gun as they attempted to escort the trespasser out of Spears’ home.
At one point, Alexander entered what appeared to be the wedding venue — with pink decorations and roses — as Alexander told the camera, “Here’s the inside scoop, guys, of the bullshit wedding . . . I’m Jason, first husband, here to crash it.”
Spears is anticipated to marry Asghari on Thursday, with celebrity friends including Madonna, Paris Hilton, Selena Gomez, Kate Hudson, and Gwyneth Paltrow in attendance, according to People.