Britney Spears is under investigation as the suspect of a physical altercation Monday morning involving her housekeeper, who claimed that the pop star struck her and slapped her phone out of her hand. Currently engaged in a court battle over ending her father’s conservatorship, Britney has spent the last few months permanently entangled in headlines.
At the sheriff’s station after returning from a trip to the veterinary, the female staffer told Ventura County officers that Britney, 39, hit her phone out of her hands, “confronting her,” over some unknown alleged dispute. The sheriff’s station deputies filed the battery report, according to E! News, marking that the employee was not hurt.
Sheriff deputies had originally arrived after being called to Britney Spears’ California home, but when the officers arrived they learned that the housekeeper has already left to file a report at the local station in Thousand Oaks, Ca. According to the deputies on the scene, Britney Spears “wouldn’t speak with them.”
Britney did seem to mention the incident on her Instagram this morning, writing “I feel like she’s made her point perfectly clear,” next to a photo of a someone flipping the middle finger, though the post has since been deleted.
Separate posts remain up on the singer’s Instagram page that also appear to reference the dispute, such as one of a Hans Zatzka painting depicting a woman with her back pressed against the door, captioned “she obviously wants privacy.” This post could, though, be referring to a number of things, such as her conservatorship battle.
Britney Spears is having quite a day on Instagram, however, posting both a drawing of her telling people to stay inside due to Covid-19, and three topless photos captioned with a quote from actress Sophia Loren: “There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.”
Any results from the investigation will be sent to the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office, who will then determine whether or not the “Oops!… I Did It Again” singer would be charged with misdemeanor battery.
Britney’s lawyer Mathew Rosengart, a former federal prosecutor, told NBC News in an emailed statement that the investigation was “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,” Rosengart explained. “Anyone can make an accusation. This should have been closed immediately.”
As the investigation is being settled with her housekeeper, Britney Spears is also involved in an “abusive” conservatorship court battle that has been raging off and on for years. During her recent testimony in July, she told Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny that her father’s control over her career and every action had ruined her life.
She testified that her father “loved” to hear that she was in pain over their relationship, and that she was told that she would not be allowed to see her children if she did not do exactly as her father’s management demanded.
In a surprising turn of events this past month, Britney’s father James “Jamie” Spears revealed that he would be willing to end the court battle and “step down” as her conservator, “when the time is right.”
“The transition needs to be orderly and include a resolution of matters,” he demanded, arguing that it would not be rushed and the court should pay no mind to his daughter’s “false accusations.”
Fans rejoiced online with the hashtag “#FreeBritney,” as the movement to free her from her father’s control reached an important milestone.