A plea hearing for an ex-boyfriend accused of stealing from British socialite Tamara Ecclestone was halted on Thursday (24Jul14) when another defendant was accused of exposing himself in the courtroom.

Omar Khyami, 40, who split from Bernie Ecclestone's daughter in 2012, is accused of taking two necklaces, worth $47,600 (£28,000), from the star during their relationship, and he appeared at a court in London this week (beg21Jul14) to enter a plea.

However, the hearing was halted when a female lawyer accused another defendant, who was in court as part of a separate case, of exposing himself, according to Britain's The Sun newspaper.

Khyami denies theft. He is due back in court next month (Aug14).