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Britney Spears to Avoid Jail Time in Alleged Battery Case as District Attorney Will Not Charge Her

Junie Sihlangu
Sep 06, 2021
04:20 A.M.
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Last month, Britney Spears had an alleged interaction with her housekeeper. However, no charges will be brought against the pop star because there wasn’t sufficient evidence against her.

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On August 16, 2021, Britney Spears, 39, was accused of battery against her housekeeper. Ventura County Sheriff's Office (VCSO) deputies responded to the star’s home after the alleged incident.

A VCSO spokesperson told “E! News” at the time that the employee had left by the time deputies arrived at the residence. The housekeeper had allegedly gone to file a complaint with the Sheriff's Office.

Britney Spears at the Radio Disney Music Awards (RDMA) at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on April 29, 2017 | Photo: Group LA/Disney Channel/Getty Images

Britney Spears at the Radio Disney Music Awards (RDMA) at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on April 29, 2017 | Photo: Group LA/Disney Channel/Getty Images

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The District Attorney’s (DA) office later revealed that the housekeeper reported that she and Spears argued about the star’s dog veterinary care. Amid the incident, the pop singer allegedly attacked the employee.

The housekeeper claimed the “Oops!... I did it again” singer slapped her phone out of her hand. The alleged attack reportedly left the employee’s phone’s screen protector damaged.

Britney Spears at the 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on April 12, 2018, in Beverly Hills, California | Photo: J. Merritt/Getty Images

Britney Spears at the 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on April 12, 2018, in Beverly Hills, California | Photo: J. Merritt/Getty Images

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According to a “TMZ” source linked to Spears, the pop star allegedly denied any physical altercation. The insider also claimed the pop singer’s team was assured by the Sheriff's Department that the case would go nowhere.

The Ventura County District Attorney's Office has since declined to charge Spears concerning the incident. On September 1, 2021, District Attorney Erik Nasarenko made the announcement during a press release.

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He said Spears wasn’t going to face charges due to "insufficient evidence that a crime had occurred and the lack of injury to the housekeeper or significant damage to the phone."

Whereas, the Misdemeanor Unit Supervisor Blake Heller's concluded that Spears’s housekeeper had "no visible injuries" from the alleged altercation. Mathew Rosengart, the singer’s lawyer, supported the DA’s decision.

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The lawyer felt the office had done right by declining to charge his client. Rosengart felt the whole story was just sensationalized by tabloids and wouldn’t have been a big deal if it had been about an ordinary person.

This wasn’t the only legal matter that the “Baby One More Time” hitmaker has dealt with in recent months. Spears has been going to court over a conservatorship battle with her father, Jamie Spears.

Jamie Spears at the Los Angeles County Superior Courthouse on March 10, 2008 | Photo: Valerie Macon/AFP/Getty Images

Jamie Spears at the Los Angeles County Superior Courthouse on March 10, 2008 | Photo: Valerie Macon/AFP/Getty Images

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The court battle rages on even though the “Toxic” star’s father had agreed to step down from the conservatorship sooner or later. Her lawyers had to file paperwork accusing her father of asking for $2 million to step down.

The filing stated how Rosengart has refused to have his client extorted by her father. The attorney felt the singer’s father had already gained millions from the 13-year conservatorship.

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