Toxic hitmaker Britney Spears

American singer Britney Spears. Image via Instagram @britneyspears.

Toxic hitmaker Britney Spears under investigation for battery

Britney Spears has been accused of battery after ‘swiping’ a female employee’s cellphone. Will this affect her conservatorship battle?

Toxic hitmaker Britney Spears

American singer Britney Spears. Image via Instagram @britneyspears.

Amid her fight for freedom from her father, Jamie Spears, American singer Britney Spears is under investigation for battery after an alleged physical altercation with a female employee.


Page Six cited multiple sources claiming Britney Spears had an alleged altercation with a female employee in regards to a cell phone. 

A source claimed that the Piece of Me hitmaker was guilty of “swiping a cellphone” from a female employee at her home on Monday, although the source claimed that “there was no hitting”.

“It was mutual and really verbal and truly about the phone,” the source added.

There are no further details on what the issue regarding the cell phone was as yet. 


Captain Eric Buschow of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office informed Page Six that the altercation took place Monday at around 10 a.m. The female employee reported a “dispute” to deputies who arrived promptly to Spears’ Thousands Oaks home in California, US.

“The staff member reported to us that Ms. Spears struck her,” said the officer. “Ultimately, that investigation will be forwarded to the District Attorney’s Office for review, and they will decide whether charges will be filed,” he continued.

Buschow confirmed that “there were no injuries” and the incident was classified as “very minor misdemeanor battery”.

Buschow went on to say that any claims this case is “not going anywhere” are “really speculative” and said it is now “up to the DA’s office.”

“There’s a process that takes place, and that process is happening, but ultimately it’s up to the DA’s office whether they feel it’s appropriate to file charges or not,” he said, adding that the unnamed staffer told officers she “desired prosecution”, according to Page Six.


The Toxic hitmaker’s attorney, former federal prosecutor Mathew Rosengart said that this was nothing more than a “he said, she said” regarding a cell phone therefore, not a big deal, which may mean this would not affect the conservatorship battle she is currently going through.

“This is overblown, sensational tabloid fodder — nothing more than a ‘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,” said Rosengart. 

This comes after Britney posted nine recent topless pictures to her Instagram saying she was “born naked”. 

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