Ex Says Tennis Great Capriati Punched Him
She calls his account 'exaggerated,' says she'll be vindicated
By Polly Davis Doig, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 10, 2013 7:56 AM CDT
In this file photo made Nov. 3, 2004, Jennifer Capriati stretches for the ball during her match with Meghann Shaughnessy at the Advanta Championships in VIllanova, Pa.   (AP Photo/Miles Kennedy, File)

(Newser) – Jennifer Capriati is facing down allegations that she stalked and harassed an ex-boyfriend, culminating in a Valentine's Day showdown in which he alleges that the 36-year-old tennis great tracked him down in a Palm Beach gym, "started screaming" at him, then punched him "with a closed fist four times in the chest." CNN reports that 28-year-old Ivan Brannan Jr. went to police four days later and complained of seven other incidents of "stalking/harassing/following" him. Capriati's camp dismisses Brannan's account as "exaggerated," noting that no arrest warrant has yet been issued, and says that "when the truth comes out, she will be vindicated from these charges." The pair apparently dated for less than a year, ending their relationship in February 2012.

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Mar 17, 2013 11:26 AM CDT
There must have been a lot of witnesses
Mar 11, 2013 1:32 PM CDT
Jennifer Capriati? A tennis great? I don't think so.
Mar 11, 2013 10:03 AM CDT
She has a long history of domestic violence against former boyfriends and has been in court enough times. However, the courts have been lenient instead of throwing the book at her. She belongs in a nut house or in jail. That will solve her long standing problem of violence.