Who Was Trying to Rob Britney Spears?

Published August 20th, 2021 - 06:14 GMT
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Buschow said that deputies did not take a report, or any official action in the incident.

Britney Spears called 911 reporting an instance of theft at her Thousand Oaks, California mansion last week, which was followed by a staffer at her home telling authorities on Monday that the singer had hit her in a scuffle over a smart phone.

The musical artist, 39, called authorities with the Ventura County Sheriff's Office on August 10 at around 6 p.m. 'to report some type of theft,' Capt. Eric Buschow on Thursday told Page Six

Buschow told the outlet that 'when deputies arrived and contacted [Spears'] security staff, they informed the deputies that Ms. Spears decided she did not want to file a report at that time. And so, deputies left.'

Buschow said that deputies did not take a report, or any official action in the incident.

Police said they received another call to the abode from a female staffer of the Grammy-winning pop star on Monday, who accused Spears of hitting her amid a conflict over a phone.

Buschow on Thursday told the outlet that the staffer was not hurt in what police determined was a 'very minor misdemeanor battery,' which Spears is being investigated for.

The Ventura County District Attorney's Office will determine if the Lucky singer is charged in the incident, police told the outlet.

Spears' lawyer Matthew Rosengart told the outlet that the exchange was 'nothing more than a "He said, she said" regarding a cell phone, with no striking and obviously no injury whatsoever.'

Rosengart told the AP that the incident was 'overblown sensational tabloid fodder,' adding that 'anyone can make an accusation but this should have been closed immediately.'

The incident comes amid a turbulent time for the pop star, who remains in the middle of a conservatorship case against her father Jamie Spears, 69, who said last week he was 'willing to step down' from the head of the conservatorship, which has been in place since 2008, 'when the time is right.'

n court docs, Jamie's legal team said that he's been 'the unremitting target of unjustified attacks' amid the publicly contested arrangement, which has seen a nationwide group of supporters for the singer - dubbed the #FreeBritney movement - frequently taking to the streets to demonstrate against the legal arrangement swirling around the songstress.

Jamie Spears 'does not believe that a public battle with his daughter over his continuing service as her conservator would be in her best interests,' his legal team said.

Britney spoke in a June 23 hearing about her hopes to end the arrangement, which was initially implemented amid a pileup of personal problems.

'I just want my life back,' she said. 'And it’s been 13 years. And it’s enough. It’s been a long time since I’ve owned my money. And it’s my wish and my dream for all of this to end without being tested.'

The issue is set to come before a Los Angeles court in a September 29 hearing.


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