California law enforcement officials reveals that US pop star Britney Spears is under investigation following a claims of physical abuse by one of her home staff.
BBC reports that the employee made the claim on Monday after a quarrel at Ms Spears’ home.
According to the Ventura Country Sheriff’s Office, it will send its investigation findings to prosecutors for consideration of misdemeanour battery charges.
The singer’s lawyer refuted the allegation, tagging it “overblown”.
Nexus News gathered that misdemeanour battery in California is a criminal offence that pertains to any intentional and unlawful physical contact with someone else.
Ms Spears, 39, is alleged to have slapped her employee’s mobile phone out of their hands during the clash.
According to a statement emailed to the BBC, her lawyer Mathew S Rosengart said it was “nothing more than a manufactured ‘he said, she said’ regarding a cell phone, with no striking and obviously no injury whatsoever.
“Anyone can make an accusation, but this should have been closed immediately,” he said.
“To its credit, the Sheriff’s Office itself has acknowledged that the incident was classified as a ‘very minor misdemeanour…’ and confirmed ‘there were no injuries’.” He added.
Last month, Ms Spears hired Mr Rosengart as she pursues to terminate her father’s hold over her life and finances, 13 years after he assumed legal control when questions were raised over her mental health.
Ms Spears, who has called the conservatorship “abusive”, has filed a petition to prevent her father controlling her estate in July and has declared she will not perform again as long as he stays in that position.
Jamie Spears last week agreed to step down as his daughter’s conservator, promising to participate in an “orderly transition” to a new legal arrangement.