Jennifer Capriati's Battery and Stalking Trial Set for December
A West Palm Beach court has set a December 17 trial date for tennis Hall of Famer Jennifer Capriati.
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Capriati, 37, was arrested in April and charged with stalking and battery on her ex-boyfriend, former Florida State University golfer Ivan Brannan, in February.
Allegedly, she punched Brannan several times, sent him hundreds of text messages, called his business 50 times in one day, and pounded on the windows of the business.
She also allegedly stole his phone and harassed him in a Publix parking lot.
Capriati pleaded not guilty on the charges.
The former tennis great has gone through several lawyers since, and was ordered by the judge to appear at Friday's hearing for the trial date.
When North Palm Beach Police issued a warrant for Capritati back in March, she responded with a statement through her Boca Raton publicist,
The statement basically said the entire incident was one big he-said-she-said, and promised she would be vindicated when the truth was fully revealed:
"The current facts being circulated by Mr. Brannan are an over-exaggeration and the police report is one-sided in Mr. Brannan's favor since they failed to get Ms. Capriati's side of the story.
"We will make sure that Ms. Capriati's side of the story is fully conveyed and when the truth comes out she will be vindicated from these charges."
But before the incident and the news broke, Capriati had taken to her Twitter to put out bizarre and rancorous tweets about Brannon and his mother.
Besides the truth+my strength prevailing.The only thing I want is this man to be stopped + for a mother +her son to get what they deserve!!— Jennifer Capriati (@JenCapriati) March 11, 2013
Do I blame a man for not being the man they professed to be and promised or do I blame myself for trusting in that man? he's not a man— Jennifer Capriati (@JenCapriati) January 9, 2013
Capriati also told Gossip Extra that she wasn't a stalker, and that Brannan was a bad person.