AMERICAN pop star Britney Spears has come under investigation after a staff member reported a dispute at her Southern California home on Monday evening.
Captain Eric Buschow told People the employee reported the singer “struck them during a dispute” inside her home, and the investigation “will be forwarded to the attorney’s office for review”. “It’s a minor misdemeanour battery [investigation],” he said.
A second source close to the situation tells the publication the Toxic hitmaker “didn’t hit anyone”. “The housekeeper was holding her phone, and Britney tried to knock it out of her hands.”
According to Sky News, Mathew Rosengart, who was recently appointed as Britney’s lawyer amid her ongoing conservatorship battle, said in an email the investigation is “overblown sensational tabloid fodder – nothing more than a manufactured ‘he said she said’ regarding a cellphone”.
He added: “Anyone can make an accusation but this should have been closed immediately,” saying there was “no striking and obviously no injury whatsoever”.
Rosengart is responsible for accelerating the singer’s conservatorship case, which saw her father, Jamie Spears, agree to step down as guardian and relinquish control of her estate last week.