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Britney Spears' Lawyer Responds to an Alleged Cell Phone Incident

Britney Spears' Lawyer Responds to an Alleged Cell Phone Incident

Following early reports of an alleged physical altercation between Britney Spears and a female staffer, her lawyer is now speaking out on Thursday (August 19).

Captain Eric Buschow of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office told Page Six the alleged altercation took place Monday (August 18), and that a female staffer reported a “dispute” at Britney‘s Thousand Oaks, Calif., home.

“The staff member reported to us that Ms. Spears struck her. Ultimately, that investigation will be forwarded to the District Attorney’s Office for review, and they will decide whether charges will be filed,” the captain said, adding that it was classified as a “very minor misdemeanor battery” and said “there were no injuries.”

A source told Page Six that Britney was involved in “swiping a cell phone” from the employee at her home, clarifying: “There was no hitting. It was mutual and really verbal and truly about the phone.”

“There is not even any alleged ‘injury.’ It’s simply about the phone. This is a fabricated ‘he said, she said,’ which is going nowhere,” another source told the outlet.

“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,” the captain also clarified to Page Six, adding that the staffed said she “desired prosecution.”

Britney‘s attorney, former federal prosecutor Mathew Rosengart, issued a statement in response to the news: “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.”

One big star recently spoke out in defense of Britney amid her continued battle to get out of her conservatorship under her father, Jamie Spears.

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