Britney Spears is under investigation for alleged battery after a staff member at her home accused the singer of striking her, US authorities have said.
Police officers attended Spears’s home in southern カリフォルニア after the staff member reported the dispute on Monday night, the Ventura county sheriff’s office said. No one was injured.
Reports taken by police would be handed over to prosecutors for consideration, the sheriff’s office said. No further details were given.
Spears’s lawyer, Mathew Rosengart, said in an email that the investigation was “overblown sensational tabloid fodder, nothing more than a manufactured ‘he said she said’ regarding a cellphone, with no striking and obviously no injury whatsoever”.
“Anyone can make an accusation, but this should have been closed immediately," 彼は言った.
Spears has a home in Thousand Oaks, 約 40 マイル (64km) west of Los Angeles.
彼女 hired Rosengart last month as she seeks to regain greater control of her life 13 years into a court conservatorship that has power over her money and affairs. She has said in court hearings that the arrangement is “abusive”.
Rosengart has made his first priority removing her father, James Spears, from his role as conservator of her finances.
James Spears said in a court filing last week that he planned to to step down from the role, but gave no timetable.