Ventura County Sheriff’s Office confirmed to USA TODAY that Britney Spears is being investigated after a staff member at her home attested the Pop icon struck her.
The artist’s legal advisor Matthew Rosengart denied the claim in an email, calling it “overblown sensational tabloid fodder — nothing more than a manufactured ‘he said she said’ regarding a cellphone, with no striking and obviously no injury whatsoever.”
“Anyone can make an accusation, but this should have been closed immediately,” Rosengart added.
Capt. Buschow tells PEOPLE, “Ultimately that investigation will be forwarded to the attorney’s office for review. It’s a minor misdemeanor battery [investigation],” adding that there were no injuries reported.
Spears hired Rosengart last month as she tries to end her dad’s hold over her life and accounts, professing to have been “abused.” Recently, Jamie Spears consented to venture down as her conservator in his “best interests” and intends to “prepare for an orderly transition to a new conservator.”
Reactions to Britney Spears' Being Investigated For Misdemeanor Battery
How convenient now that @britneyspears made a breakthrough in getting her life back, her house keeper is accusing her of attacking her. How convenient.— Harris Josh 🇬🇷🇺🇸🇬🇧 (@HeyJoshHayden) August 20, 2021
There's something fishy going on here. Rotten fishy!#FreeBritney ❤️
I am a #FreeBritney person and I will still be a #FreeBrirney person after this contrived investigation is over. @britneyspears @WaltDisneyWorld @xtina @jtimberlake— Psychic1 (@RightandW) August 20, 2021
A bit coincidental that Britney Spears’ dad agrees to step back & then someone accuses her of abuse the week after. Almost like they’re wanting her to look mentally ill/uncontrollable again…? 🤔 #freebritney #cynical— Liz Scott (@lily_scott) August 20, 2021
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