Ivan Brannan Jr., Jennifer Capriati’s ex-boyfriend, who accused the former tennis champion of beating him up, has also claimed that she stalked him for a year.
Jennifer Capriati, 36, allegedly got into an argument with Ivan Brannan, a former Florida State University golfer, on February 14 at a Palm Beach gym in Florida.
Ivan Brannan, 28, also claims that Jennifer Capriati stalked him and called his work place more than 100 times in a single day last year.
Jennifer Capriati reportedly turned up at Ivan Brannan’s workplace in January and banged on the windows, according to the New York Post.
She has hired lawyer Steve Sessa who said that the police report is “one-sided” and the story which was circulating was an “over-exaggeration”.
Ivan Brannan asked the Palm Beach County Circuit Court for a restraining order against Jennifer Capriati last year. The judge declined the request.
He also says the tennis champion sped through a security gate at his condo building in her Porsche after a guard declined her requests to be let in.
However, Ivan Brannan’s ex-girlfriend has come to Jennifer Capriati’s defense, saying that he also tried to blame her for an attack.
Christine Corley, who starred on Gordon Ramsey’s MasterChef, offered her support to Capriati via Twitter on Saturday, saying that Ivan Brannan called the police on her, saying that she had also stalked and assaulted him.
Florida police are considering charges of battery and stalking against Jennifer Capriati in connection with the incident at Oxygen Health and Fitness gym.
Jennifer Capriati allegedly hit Ivan Brannan’s chest with her fists several times before a yoga instructor intervened. Ivan Brannan then ran into the men’s locker room and called 911.
She fled the scene in her car but was stopped by police a few miles away. They allowed her to go at the time.
Christine Corley, who has a 3-year-old son with Ivan Brannan, tweeted on Saturday: “See I’m not crazy! – this is the father of my child -! HILARIOUS…”
She told Gossip Extra: “He is doing to Jennifer Capriati what he did to me… This man is just a master manipulator.”
Christine Corley added that Ivan Brannan had accused her of hitting him but that no charges were ever filed.