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Following a filed battery complaint against pop star and music icon Britney Spears, the district attorney’s office has dropped charges claiming insufficient evidence to prove criminal conduct. The report came in after Britney’s housekeeper filed charges against her employer last month for slapping her phone off her hand.
Last Wednesday, September 1, 2021, Ventura County District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced that Britney wouldn’t receive any penalty or punishment. The investigation, as per Attorney Nasarenko, found “insufficient evidence that a crime had occurred.” Britney’s legal counsel and former legal prosecutor, Attorney Mathew Rosengart. later added his thoughts on how the occurrence blew out of proportions in what he could only call “tabloid fodder.”
“If this involved Jane Doe rather than Britney Spears, it would not have been pursued or covered at all,” shared the District Rosengart. “Anyone can make an accusation, but this should never have made it this far, and we are glad the DA’s Office has done the right thing.”
The report followed accusations of battery after Britney Spears swatted a housekeeper’s phone off her hand. There were no injuries or damages to the phone in question, although the housekeeper claimed Britney cracked her screen protector. For that, authorities only thought it best not to investigate the matter any further. The incident happened on August 16, 2021, after a fight over the veterinary care that Britney’s dog received. Neither party offered any other details regarding the argument.
Britney Spears has appeared in the media several times in the last few months following the story of a conservatorship battle with her father, Jamie Spears. Legal authorities slapped the conservatorship clause on Britney, giving her father full access and rights to much of her personal and business affairs, including her music earnings and the relationships she could get into. As a result, many fans have taken to social media with demands to “free Britney” from the legal situation.
In this regard, Mathew Rosengart has also been the leading legal counsel for Britney and filed a petition in July to have Jamie Spears removed from his role as conservator, claiming that the arrangement wasn’t bent toward the celebrity singer’s best interests. Furthermore, there have been reports that Jamie had been extorting his daughter financially and would step into more personal matters, including the people she could date and forcing her to take birth control medications despite her desire to have children.
As he indicated in the filing last month, Jamie Spears has expressed that he is “willing to step down when the time is right, but the transition needs to be orderly and includes a resolution of matters.” Despite that, he would still argue that there was no urgency to his removal as conservator and urged the court to make a decision on facts instead of “false allegations.”
The #FreeBritney movement has grown to unprecedented proportions in the past few months as many fans and activists have called to give Britney Spears autonomy over her own affairs, crying out against alleged injustices committed by people who approved and carried out the conservatorship. While awaiting the final verdict, Britney has stated that she refuses to perform while Jamie retains control over her in any way.