Britney Spears will not face charges for the alleged misdemeanor battery claims made by her housekeeper last month.
Spears' employee reportedly called the Ventura County Sheriff's Department in August to allege that they had been struck by the singer. An investigation ensued with Spears named a suspect.
District Attorney Erik Nasarenko issued a statement on Wednesday (September 1) that stated that Spears would not be facing charges over the incident, in which an argument allegedly broke out between Spears and her housekeeper over her dog's veterinary care.
“During the argument, Spears was alleged to have slapped a phone out of the housekeeper’s hand,” the District Attorney’s office said. “The housekeeper indicated that the screen protector to the phone was damaged. The housekeeper had no visible injuries.”
Charges were not filed “based upon insufficient evidence that a crime had occurred and the lack of injury to the housekeeper or significant damage to the phone”.
Spears' new lawyer Rosengart initially called the allegations :sensational tabloid fodder". He echoed this sentiment in a new statement.
“If this involved Jane Doe rather than Britney Spears it would not have been pursued or covered at all,” Rosengart said in a statement, per Vulture.
“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. Sadly, it is apparent that some have learned nothing from the past, and we sincerely hope the media and others will be more respectful of Ms. Spears in the future.”