Britney Spears Accused Of Battery By Housekeeper
Britney Spears has been accused of assaulting her longtime housekeeper during a disagreement over the treatment of her dogs.
The 39-year-old pop star, whose camp denies the claims, is currently being investigated over the alleged battery.
According to TMZ, Britney allegedly slapped the housekeeper’s phone away from her grasp after she took one of her dogs to the vet.
Ventura County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the alleged incident which is said to have occurred on Monday at Britney’s house.
The Crossroads star’s housekeeper reportedly told the police that she took one of the singer’s dogs to get checked out because she claimed she wasn’t happy with the pet’s health.
Upon her return, she alleges that she and Britney got into a disagreement about the puppy’s health, leading to the stronger singer knocking the housekeeper’s phone right out of her hands.
The housekeeper filed a report at the Sheriff’s station after the alleged incident.
Britney and her team told the publication that the housekeeper’s making it all up and that ‘the case will go nowhere’.
Spears’ lawyer Mathew Rosengart, a former federal prosecutor, called the allegation “sensational tabloid fodder.”
This is … nothing more than an overblown alleged misdemeanor involving a ‘he said she said’ about a cell phone, with no striking and obviously no injury whatsoever. Anyone can make an accusation. This should have been closed immediately.
The new claims come as the pop star has been locked in a legal battle to have her father Jamie removed from the role, which has been in place since 2008, putting him in charge of her personal and financial affairs.
Earlier this month, Jamie’s lawyer states that he ‘does not believe that a public battle with his daughter over his continuing service as her conservator would be in her best interests.’
In documents seen by TMZ, his lawyer added that Jamie will ‘work with the Court and his daughter’s new attorney’ to hand over to a new conservator.