Calendar An icon of a desk calendar. Cancel An icon of a circle with a diagonal line across. Caret An icon of a block arrow pointing to the right. Email An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of the Facebook "f" mark. Google An icon of the Google "G" mark. Linked In An icon of the Linked In "in" mark. Logout An icon representing logout. Profile An icon that resembles human head and shoulders. Telephone An icon of a traditional telephone receiver. Tick An icon of a tick mark. Is Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes. Is Not Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes with a diagonal line through it. Pause Icon A two-lined pause icon for stopping interactions. Quote Mark A opening quote mark. Quote Mark A closing quote mark. Arrow An icon of an arrow. Folder An icon of a paper folder. Breaking An icon of an exclamation mark on a circular background. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Caret An icon of a caret arrow. Clock An icon of a clock face. Close An icon of the an X shape. Close Icon An icon used to represent where to interact to collapse or dismiss a component Comment An icon of a speech bubble. Comments An icon of a speech bubble, denoting user comments. Ellipsis An icon of 3 horizontal dots. Envelope An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of a facebook f logo. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Home An icon of a house. Instagram An icon of the Instagram logo. LinkedIn An icon of the LinkedIn logo. Magnifying Glass An icon of a magnifying glass. Search Icon A magnifying glass icon that is used to represent the function of searching. Menu An icon of 3 horizontal lines. Hamburger Menu Icon An icon used to represent a collapsed menu. Next An icon of an arrow pointing to the right. Notice An explanation mark centred inside a circle. Previous An icon of an arrow pointing to the left. Rating An icon of a star. Tag An icon of a tag. Twitter An icon of the Twitter logo. Video Camera An icon of a video camera shape. Speech Bubble Icon A icon displaying a speech bubble WhatsApp An icon of the WhatsApp logo. Information An icon of an information logo. Plus A mathematical 'plus' symbol. Duration An icon indicating Time. Success Tick An icon of a green tick. Success Tick Timeout An icon of a greyed out success tick. Loading Spinner An icon of a loading spinner.

Britney Spears to face no action over housekeeper row, prosecutors say

Britney Spears will not face charges over allegations she slapped a phone out of her housekeeper’s hand, prosecutors have said (Yui Mok/PA)
Britney Spears will not face charges over allegations she slapped a phone out of her housekeeper’s hand, prosecutors have said (Yui Mok/PA)

Britney Spears will not face charges over allegations she slapped a phone out of her housekeeper’s hand, prosecutors have said.

The pop superstar was investigated over an alleged altercation at her home in August.

However, no action will be taken due to insufficient evidence and the lack of an injury to the housekeeper, the Ventura County District Attorney said.

Britney Spears
Britney Spears will face no action over allegations she slapped a phone out of her housekeeper’s hand (PA)

Erik Nasarenko said police were called to Spears’s home on August 16 over reports she and the worker had a row over the veterinary care for the singer’s dog.

It was alleged Spears, who owns a house in Thousand Oaks, about 40 miles west of Los Angeles, slapped a phone out of the housekeeper’s hand.

It was later said the screen protector was damaged.

Spears’s lawyer, Mathew Rosengart, described the accusation as “sensationalised-tabloid fodder”.

He said: “If this involved Jane Doe rather than Britney Spears, it would not have been pursued or covered at all.

“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 news comes amid Spears’s increasingly bitter legal battle with her father over the conservatorship that has controlled her life and finances for 13 years.

This week Mr Rosengart accused Jamie Spears of trying to “extort” his daughter over the conditions for his leaving the conservatorship.

Already a subscriber? Sign in

[[title]]

[[text]]