Britney Spears Under Investigation for Battery After Alleged Fight With Staffer

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Britney Spears is currently under investigation for battery following an alleged physical dispute with one of her staffers in her California home.

Page Six first reported that on Monday, the 39-year-old pop superstar allegedly swiped a cell phone from one of her employees.

Captain Eric Buschow of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office issued the following statement to Billboard on Thursday (Aug. 19): “On Monday, at about 10:25 in the morning, there was a dispute between Ms. Spears and one of her staff members that occurred at Ms Spears’ home in Thousand Oaks. The staff member alleges that during that dispute, Ms. Spears battered her. Deputies conducted an investigation … and ultimately their reports will be forwarded to the District Attorney’s Office for consideration of filing misdemeanor battery charges against Ms. Spears.”

Bushow classified the incident as a “very minor misdemeanor,” saying there were no injuries, but it is ultimately up to the D.A.’s office to file charges against the singer.

Spears’ recently appointed attorney Mathew Rosengart tells Billboard in a statement, “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.”

Last month, Rosengart filed a petition to remove her father Jamie Spears from the singer’s conservatorship, which has had control of her life and career for the last 13 years, and replace him with Jason Rubin. Jamie agreed to step down from his role as conservator of her estate last week.

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