The Palm Beach (Fla.) County State Attorney's Office on Monday announced it will not prosecute former tennis champion Jennifer Capriati on misdemeanor battery and stalking charges filed in March.
In an agreement with prosecutors, Capriati recently completed 30 volunteer service hours and four hours of anger management counseling.
Records released Monday show Capriati this month spent 30 hours helping out at Florida Hospital Pepin Heart Institute in Tampa, Fla. A licensed mental health counselor in Lake Worth, Fla., reported seeing her one hour per day from Jan. 4-8.
Attorneys for Capriati, 37, had insisted the Singer Island resident was the target of false accusations by an ex-boyfriend. The world's former No. 1-ranked women's tennis star also took to Twitter last year to call the matter "absurd."
But prosecutors, in a document filed with Palm Beach County Court in November, said Capriati stalked Ivan Dwight Brannan by sending him 453 text messages from two different phone numbers registered to her between Nov. 21, 2012 and Jan. 15, 2013.
And according to an earlier report, North Palm Beach police said they responded to a Feb. 14, 2013 call at Oxygen Health and Wellness. Brannan said Capriati showed up while he was working out, screamed at him and "punched Brannan with a closed fist 4 times in his chest," the report stated. An officer stopped Capriati as she drove away in a silver Porsche SUV.
Police said since May 2012, Brannan had called them six times to lodge complaints about his former girlfriend. The couple broke up in February 2012, according to the police report.
Capriati was originally going to stand trial starting Dec. 17.
Defense attorney Richard Lubin could not be reached for comment Monday despite calls to his cell phone.
"All of this is absurd," Capriati tweeted last March after the allegations surfaced. "im outraged by the media, by my ex, the false accusations, not being able to say the truth, Lyme disease, my injuries."
Capriati had previously announced she was suffering from the disease.
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