Britney Spears will not face criminal charges for battery complaint filed by her housekeeper, who claimed the singer knocked a phone out of her hand during a heated debate in August.
The Ventura County District Attorney’s Office made the announcement in a: pronunciation Wednesday, stressing that Spears “would not be charged with crimes” in relation to the incident.
After reviewing the case, the prosecutors declined to “charge charges based on insufficient evidence that a crime had taken place and the lack of injury to the housekeeper or significant damage to the telephone.”
No Charge: Britney Spears will not face criminal charges for battery complaint filed by her longtime housekeeper in August, according to the Ventura County DA on Wednesday
if TMZ First reported, the alleged altercation at Spears’ California home on Monday, Aug. 16, resulted in a complaint filed with the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office.
Spears’ attorney Mathew Rosengart told DailyMail.com in an email at the time: “This is sensational tabloid fodder — nothing more than an overly alleged offense involving a ‘he-said-she-said’ involving a cell phone, with no conspicuous and, of course, no injuries,” said Rosengart, a former federal prosecutor. “Anyone can make an accusation. This should have been closed immediately.’
Spears’ housekeeper told officers she took one of her famous employer’s dogs to the vet, claiming there were problems with the animal’s treatment.
When the housekeeper returned home around 10:25 a.m. Monday, she is said to have been confronted by Spears about her dog’s well-being.
Incident: Housekeeper claimed Spears knocked a phone out of her hand during a heated August debate over the singer’s pets
The feud between the Oops, I Did It Again singer and her staff member then escalated and turned physical, with Spears knocking a phone out of the housekeeper’s hands, the woman said.
A spokesperson for the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office told DailyMail.com in an email confirming the incident that the housekeeper reported that “Mrs. Spears had beaten her. There were no injuries during the incident.’
The housekeeper initially called deputies to Spears’ Thousand Oaks home, but then went to a sheriff’s office and filed a report on the alleged battery.
According to TMZ, she refused to speak to Spears, 39, when deputies contacted them.
Insufficient evidence: After reviewing the case, the prosecutors declined to “charge charges based on insufficient evidence that a crime had taken place and the lack of injury to the housekeeper or significant damage to the telephone”
At home: The alleged altercation took place Monday at Spears’ California home; August 16
A source associated with Spears claimed that the sheriff’s office assured the singer’s team that the case involving her housekeeper would go nowhere.
The agency’s spokesman said the sheriff will submit the findings of the investigation to the District Attorney’s Office, which will determine whether to file a felony charge against Spears.
Under California law, a felony is punishable by up to six months in prison and a fine.
Spears has not immediately responded to the allegations against her. Instead, she shared a photo with her 33.4 million Instagram followers on Thursday, showing a young girl wearing a paper crown making a rude hand gesture. She wrote in the caption: “I feel like she made her point absolutely clear!!!”
A year ago, Jayden Federline, Spears’ 14-year-old son by her ex-husband, Kevin Federline, said in an Instagram Live video that one of three dogs had been taken from his mother by her dog sitter because the singer “kept her too long in the cage… it was a little crazy.’
Social Butterfly: Spears has been busy sharing topless photos of herself with her 33.4 million followers on Instagram in recent days. Earlier this week she denied that she had undergone a breast augmentation
A video that appeared on Spears’ Instagram page in 2019 showed her hugging and kissing a little white Maltese.
No dogs have been seen on the singer’s social media account in recent months. Instead, Spears has been busy posting topless or scantily clad photos of himself.
The housekeeper incident comes amid Spears’ protracted and much-discussed battle to end her custody battle, which has dominated her life and finances for the past 13 years.
Last week, Jamie Spears, 69, announced in a lawsuit that he plans to step down from his role as conservator of his daughter, but on his own terms and not any time soon.
Jamie Spears’ lawyers said he is “the unremitting target of unwarranted attacks” amid the publicly controversial scheme, in which a nationwide group of the singer’s supporters called the #FreeBritney movement often takes to the streets to protest. demonstrate against the legal settlement that revolves around the singer.
Tensions: The incident took place amid Spears’ protracted battle to end her father Jamie’s 13-year conservatorship. Pictured: Britney and Jamie Spears in 2015
Spears has called her conservatorship “insulting,” telling a judge during her explosive testimony in June, “I just want my life back. And it’s been 13 years. And it’s enough. It’s been a long time since I’ve had my money.’
Spears’s 27-year-old boyfriend, Sam Asghari, told a photographer on Wednesday that the singer will “hopefully” resume her singing career, despite recent rumors of retirement.
Spears said in June she had to use an IUD for birth control, take medication against her will and be prevented from getting married, having another child or even driving her boyfriend’s car unsupervised.
“This conservatory is doing me a lot more harm than good,” said 39-year-old Spears at the time. “I deserve to have a life.”
The next hearing in Spears’ conservatorship case is scheduled for September 29.