Less than one year after being inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame, tennis prodigy Jennifer Capriati could be in trouble with the law.
The 36-year-old Capriati has been hit with battery and stalking charges in Palm Beach County, Florida. The charges stem from an incident between the former tennis star and her ex-boyfriend on Valentine's Day. She is alleged to have hit Ivan Brannan on that day, and is also charged with "willfully, maliciously, and repeatedly" stalking the man around Valentine's Day in 2012.
The New York Post has reported that Brannan told police that Capriati accosted him at a gym on Valentines day and hit him in the chest four times. The report also recounts accusations that Capriati stalked Brannan at his workplace, pounding on the windows and calling him dozens of times a day.
Capriati has denied the allegations via Twitter, stating that Brennan is lying and that she is "outraged" about the allegations:
These lies and turmoil are only happening because of this man!Look at what he has done to the MOTHER of his own son not just me!! #abuse
Just remember no person no situation can steal your joy away and change who u are. gods love is always there and always has a bigger plan
All of this is absurd.im outraged by the media,by my ex,the false accusations, not being able to say the truth,Lyme disease,my injuries..
I don't know how to play the media game and think about what to say and not to say but the truth is all I know and someone else knows it too
I'm waiting for Ashton kutcher to jump out at me and say uve just been punk'd!! Lol Ashton where are u??!!
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