Stalking, battery charges against tennis star Jennifer Capriati dropped

Ex-tennis star Jennifer Capriati  finished 30 hours of community service and four hours of anger management counseling.

Story highlights

  • Capriati's ex-boyfriend said she punched him four times at a gym
  • He said the former tennis star also stalked, harassed or followed him several other times
  • Charges are dropped since she finished community service, anger management classes
  • Capriati's legal representative has said the allegations are overexaggerated
Former teen tennis phenom Jennifer Capriati is off the hook after accusations that she stalked and punched an ex-boyfriend last Valentine's Day.
Battery and stalking charges will be dropped now that Capriati, 37, has completed 30 hours of community service and four hours of anger management counseling, the state attorney's office in Palm Beach County, Florida, said.
The alleged quarrel took place on February 14 at a gym in North Palm Beach. According to a police report, the ex-boyfriend claimed Capriati started screaming at him before punching him with a closed fist four times in the chest.
The ex-boyfriend, Ivan Brannan Jr., said he was eventually able to lock himself in the men's locker room, according to the police report. Four days later, he went to police headquarters and outlined what he said were "seven other incidents pertaining to Capriati stalking/harassing/following" him.
Brannan said he'd dated the American tennis player from May 2011 to February 2012.