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Jennifer Capriati Pleads Not Guilty of Stalking, Battery


Jennifer Capriati Pleads Not Guilty of Stalking, Battery

Jennifer Capriati

Jennifer Capriati, at her recent induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame last year (Special to Gossip Extra)

flag-exclusiveFormer tennis champ Jennifer Capriati pleaded not guilty of stalking and beating an on-again, off-again boyfriend, and demanded a jury trial.

Capriati, 36, entered the plea Friday in West Palm Beach. Her next date with county court judge Marni Bryson is May 6.

It was another Gossip Extra exclusive: Capriati, the oft-troubled ex-world’s No. 1 tennis woman, was accused of stalking and hitting former Florida State University golfer Ivan Brannan in a North Palm Beach health club on St. Valentine’s Day.

Ex-MasterChef star to Capriati’s rescue

At worst, Capriati could face one year in prison for each of the misdemeanor.

Brannan filed more than 10 complaints with three area police departments and unsuccessfully sought a restraining order against Capriati last year.

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At the time, Capriati denied stalking Brannan and called him “dishonest.”

“People like me are always the targets of men like him,” she told me at the time.

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