Jennifer Capriati battery and stalking charges dismissed

Jennifer Capriati battery and stalking charges dismissed

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The LA Times reports that former tennis star Jennifer Capriati won’t have to face battery and stalking charges stemming from a 2013 confrontation with an ex-boyfriend under an agreement announced Monday.

Mike Edmondson, spokesman for the Palm Beach County state attorney’s office, said the charges were dropped in exchange for Capriati’s completion of 30 hours of community service and four hours of anger management counseling.

Court documents show Capriati attended the anger management sessions last week and did her community service at Florida Hospital Pepin Heart Institute in Tampa. The charges are misdemeanors.

“Those are standard conditions for a deferred prosecution,” Edmondson said.

Capriati, 37, had been accused of punching former boyfriend Ivan Brannan at a North Palm Beachgym last Valentine’s Day and of stalking him for months before that. One of Brannan’s co-workers told police that Capriati had tried to enter a locked door at the business and sometimes called up to 50 times a day.

 

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