Singer Britney Spears won’t face charges after her housekeeper accused her of a physical altercation that involved slapping a phone out of her (housekeeper) hand.
A complaint was filed against 39-year-old Spears by her housekeeper, who alleged that the singer slapped her cellphone out of her hands. There was no injury to the housekeeper or significant damage to the phone, a review by the sheriff’s office concluded.
Ventura County District Attorney Erik Nasarenko said on Wednesday September 1, that the investigation found “insufficient evidence that a crime had occurred”. According to the district attorney’s office, the housekeeper had told deputies the phone’s screen protector had been damaged, however this was not the case after an investigation was carried out.
Spears’ lawyer Mathew Rosengart, a former federal prosecutor, called the accusation “sensational tabloid fodder” at the time and again in a new statement Wednesday.
“If this involved Jane Doe rather than Britney Spears, it would not have been pursued or covered at all.
“Anyone can make an accusation, but this should never have made it this far, and we are glad the DA’s Office has done the right thing.”
Spears has been the focus of much media attention in the last year as interest in her ongoing conservatorship battle has intensified. She is attempting to remove her father, James “Jamie” Spears, as her conservator and has said she refuses to perform while he retains control over her in any capacity.
She testified in June that her conservatorship was “abusive” and that her father enjoyed exerting control over her, alleging that he used access to see her two sons as a means to have her comply with his demands.