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Britney Spears Won't Face Charges In Housekeeper Dispute

The Ventura County District Attorney's Office announced there was “insufficient evidence that a crime had occurred" regarding the incident between Britney Spears and her employee.

By Gina Tron
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Pop icon Britney Spears will not face charges in the dispute between her and an employee who claims the star struck her.

The Ventura County District Attorney's Office announced in a Wednesday press release that the 39-year-old “Overprotected” singer “will not be charged with any crimes related to an incident that occurred at her residence involving her housekeeper.”

The office said it has reviewed the case submitted by the Ventura County Sheriff's Office and found “insufficient evidence that a crime had occurred and the lack of injury to the housekeeper or significant damage to the phone.”

Spears’ housekeeper claimed that she had an argument with Spears in mid-August “regarding the veterinary care of Spears’ dog,” according to the press release.

“During the argument, Spears was alleged to have slapped a phone out of the housekeeper’s hand,” the district attorney’s office states. “The housekeeper indicated that the screen protector to the phone was damaged. The housekeeper had no visible injuries.”

Spears’ lawyer Matthew Rosengart has not immediately responded to Oxygen.com’s request for comment. He previously called the accusations “nothing more than sensational tabloid fodder—an alleged misdemeanor involving a ‘he said she said’ regarding a cell phone, with no striking and obviously no injury whatsoever” in a statement.

“Anyone can make an accusation,” he added. “This should have been closed immediately.”

The accusations come as Spears is trying to get out of her conservatorship, which she has now been subject to for 13 years.

Rosengart filed paperwork in Los Angeles County Court on Monday alleging that his client’s dad Jamie Spears, 68, is trying to get the pop star to pay him millions in return for quitting his role as her controller of finances.