Britney Spears' Ex Surrenders to Police in Felony Assault Case
Britney Spears' former boyfriend has surrendered to police to face felony assault charges as the pop star's father returns to court to extend a retraining order against him.
Adnan Ghalib, 36, pleaded not guilty at Van Nuys Superior Court Wednesday, and was released on $100,000 bail, the Los Angeles Superior Court told TVGuide.com. He's due back in court for an April 2 hearing.
Ghalib's attorney could not immediately be reached for comment.
The Los Angeles district attorney's office said Ghalib drove into a man who was attempting to serve him a temporary restraining order that banned him from contact with Spears. The process server was outside Ghalib's L.A. home when the paparazzo drove his Mercedes into him. The man jumped up on the car's hood, then fell off and injured his wrist.
Ghalib faces charges of assault with a deadly weapon, battery and leaving the scene of an accident, a spokesperson for prosecutors said.
In the meantime, Spears' father wants a long-term restraining order against Ghalib and her former manager, Sam Lutfi. A hearing was set for Wednesday.