Britney Spears is breathing easier this morning after it was announced she will NOT be facing criminal charges in the phone slapping incident with her housekeeper.
The ‘Toxic’ singer is very “relieved” she is not going to have to fight misdemeanor battery charges and is ready to put this entire incident behind her. “Britney is relieved to put this behind her,” a source told PageSix.
They continued, “The entire ‘incident’ — if you can even call it that — was blown out of proportion. It should never have been made into a big to-do, and the folks at the DA’s office should not have had to waste their time and resources investigating it.” Adding, “That said, Britney, understood that due diligence had to be performed once the complaint was made, and she was willing to cooperate to clear her name.”
Britney Spears Cleared In Phone Slapping Incident
As we reported, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department forwarded their investigation to the D.A’s office for possible criminal charges. At the time, Britney was accused of slapping her housekeeper’s phone out of her hand during an argument. The incident started after the employee took the pop star’s dog to the veterinary clinic, claiming it was “near death” suffering from malnutrition and dehydration.
After taking the dogs in, the employee decided to keep the animals and break the news to Britney that she had taken the pets away from her home. As you can imagine, that didn’t go very well, and as the staff member was showing BS pictures of the dogs — she allegedly slapped the phone out of her hand.
It should be noted, Britney was prepared to call the cops on her own for theft of the animals.
DA: Britney’s Housekeeper Had ‘No Visible Injuries’
In a press release, the District Attorney noted the “housekeeper had no visible injuries” and only the screen on the phone had been damaged. As a result, they said there was “insufficient evidence that a crime had occurred.” Britney’s attorney commented on the outcome saying it was the “right thing” to do by clearing her name.
“This was nothing more than sensationalized tabloid fodder — a manufactured and overblown ‘he said, she said’ regarding alleged damage to a cellphone protector, with no striking and obviously no injuries,” he said. Adding, “If this involved Jane Doe rather than Britney Spears, it would not have been pursued or covered at all.”
Britney Spears Is ‘Grateful’ For The Outcome
In the end, a source told the outlet, “Britney is grateful for the outcome and wants to move on so that she can focus on the bigger issue at hand: ending her father’s incessant control over her.”
As you know, Britney is currently fighting in Los Angeles County Court to remove her father from the conservatorship and change many things about the restrictions she has in her personal life. At this point, Spears has not formally asked to be completely removed from a conservatorship — but claims her father is extorting her for millions of dollars, as he is leaving the case.
It’s unclear if the housekeeper will drop the case, or continue on a path of suing Britney for the alleged battery.