Britney 'will not be charged' over housekeeper's assault claims

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Photo credit: Steve Granitz - Getty Images
Photo credit: Steve Granitz - Getty Images

It's been confirmed that Britney Spears will not be charged in relation to the assault claims made by a former employee.

On Wednesday (1 September) Ventura County District Attorney, Erik Nasarenko, announced the decision not to pursue the charge against the singer. Last month, Britney's housekeeper had accused her of slapping her phone out of her hand during a disagreement.

The argument is believed to have started after her housekeeper took Britney's dogs to the vet without her permission, because she was concerned about the pets' wellbeing. The dogs were later removed from the home, which sparked the disagreement. Britney and her team denied the claims made against her.

In a statement, the District Attorney said: "Misdemeanor Unit Supervisor Blake Heller thoroughly reviewed the case submitted by the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office, and declined to file charges based upon insufficient evidence that a crime had occurred and the lack of injury to the housekeeper or significant damage to the phone."

The DA also stated that "the housekeeper indicated that the screen protector to the phone was damaged. The housekeeper had no visible injuries."

A source close to Britney recently revealed to People that the singer's dogs had been returned to her, and that she was "thrilled" to see them again. Speaking about the dogs' wellbeing, the insider explained: "Her dogs are a sensitive breed that often has health issues. She has gotten clear instructions about how to care for the dogs now."

The source also confirmed that the housekeeper who made the allegations no longer works for Britney.

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