Britney Spears under investigation for alleged assault on staff
Her lawyer has dubbed the incident "overblown."
Britney Spears is under investigation for an alleged assault on a member of her staff.
Huffington Post reports that authorities from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office attended Spears' home on Thursday following a report that a person had been allegedly struck by the singer.
No one was injured in the incident, which sheriffs have passed onto prosecutors for consideration.
Britney's lawyer Matthew Rosengart, who has been at the forefront of the singer's recent conservatorship case against her father, said that the story was "overblown sensational tabloid fodder."
"Nothing more than a manufactured ‘he said she said’ regarding a mobile phone, with no striking and obviously no injury whatsoever," he said.
“Anyone can make an accusation but this should have been closed immediately."
Britney has dominated headlines in recent months due to her conservatorship battle against her father, Jamie Spears.
The singer received positive news last week when it was reported that Jamie said he would step down from his role as conservator of his daughter's estate "when the time is right."
Court documents read: “There are, in fact, no actual grounds for suspending or removing Mr. Spears as the Conservator of the Estate under Probate Code section 2650. And it is highly debatable whether a change in conservator at this time would be in Ms. Spears’ best interests.
“Nevertheless, even as Mr. Spears is the unremitting target of unjustified attacks, he does not believe that a public battle with his daughter over his continuing service as her conservator would be in her best interests."
Rosengart said that he and Britney were "pleased" by the decision.
"It is vindication for Britney. We are disappointed, however, by their ongoing shameful and reprehensible attacks on Ms. Spears and others," he said.
“We look forward to continuing our vigorous investigation into the conduct of Mr. Spears, and others, over the past 13 years, while he reaped millions of dollars from his daughter’s estate, and I look forward to taking Mr. Spears’s sworn deposition in the near future.”