Britney Spears Accused Of Battery, Sparking Investigation
Singer Britney Spears is being investigated for misdemeanor battery charges. An employee of Spears accused her of physical violence during an argument.
The employee reported the incident on Monday around 10 A.M. PST. Police subsequently arrived at Spears’ home in Ventura County, California, to investigate the call. A spokesperson for the county sheriff’s department says that no one was injured and that there have been no formal arrests made.
Spear’s Attorney, Matthew Rosengart, made it clear that he does not believe this is a serious incident. “This is overblown sensational tabloid fodder — nothing more than a manufactured ‘he said she said’ regarding a cell phone, with no striking and obviously no injury whatsoever. Anyone can make an accusation, but this should have been closed immediately,” Rosengart told CBS News.
“To its credit, the sheriff’s office itself has acknowledged that the incident was classified as a ‘very minor misdemeanor … and confirmed ‘there were no injuries.’ If this did not involve Britney Spears, it never would have been reported at all,” Rosengart continued. “Anyone can make an accusation, but this should have been closed immediately.”
The next step will be an investigation by the county sheriff. Any evidence they discover or reports they file will be passed to the district attorney, who will decide whether or not to charge Spears.