Jason Alexander, with whom Britney Spears was married for a few hours in 2004, is accused of stalking and breaking and entering the US star.

Jason Alexander (40), the ex-husband of Britney Spears (40), has to answer to the US singer for stalking and burglary, among other things. That was decided by Judge David R. Worley of Ventura County on Monday in a two-hour preliminary hearing, as reported by the Associated Press, among others. There is enough evidence for an indictment. His bail was set at $100,000. Jason Alexander, meanwhile, has pleaded not guilty to all charges against him.

Alexander, to whom Spears was married for 55 hours in early January 2004 before being annulled, is said to have broken into the singer’s house just hours before her wedding to Sam Asghari, 28.

In addition to stalking, the 40-year-old has also been charged with trespassing, refusal to vacate private property, vandalism and assault, People magazine reports, citing a form with the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office.

Statements from a security officer and a sheriff

During the hearing, a security officer testified that on Spears’ wedding day, Alexander tried to force open their locked bedroom door. This is reported by the “Rolling Stone”. “He started reaching into his right pocket,” the security guard claimed of Alexander after Spears’ ex noticed her door wouldn’t open. “I drew my gun and held it to my chest.” The security officer also testified that Alexander was spotted near their home in late May and a day before Spears’ wedding. He shouted the singer’s name when asked to leave the property.

Deputy Sheriff Jose Torres also took the witness stand, according to the report, and stated that after arriving at the scene, he found a pocket knife on Alexander.

Spears was “very upset” after Alexander’s arrest and wanted “everyone to leave the property.” She also went away with her fiancé “to calm down”.

Jason Alexander fights back

Jason Alexander’s public defender, Sandra Bisignani, is said to have claimed that her client did not intend to hurt Spears. She then told Judge Worley that “it was Mr. Alexander’s intention to talk to Britney, to check on her well-being, to make sure that [the marriage to Sam Asghari, ed.] was what she really was wanted, not to scare her”.

Spears married longtime boyfriend Sam Asghari on June 9 at their home in Thousand Oaks, California in the presence of several dozen guests including Selena Gomez, Drew Barrymore, Paris Hilton and Madonna.

Jason Alexander’s next court date is scheduled for July 12.