Britney Spears was reportedly punched in the face by NBA star Victor Wembanyama’s security guard
YesBritney Spears has responded to the allegations that she was assaulted by the NBA star’s security guard.
The singer, 41, divided the public Instagram Story with her account of the incident, in which San Antonio Spurs player Victor Wembanyama’s bodyguard reportedly punched her in the face outside a Las Vegas casino earlier this week.
“I am not new to traumatic experiences and I have had my fair share of them. I was not prepared for what happened to me last night,” Spears said in a lengthy statement.
“I recognized an athlete in the lobby of my hotel while I was going to dinner. Later I went to a restaurant in another hotel and saw him again. I decided I will go to him and congratulate him on his success.”
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Spears continued, revealing that she “tapped him on the shoulder” in the face of accusations that she “grabbed him from behind”.
“His security then shoved me back in the face without looking back, in front of a crowd,” the post said. “Almost knocked me over and broke my glasses [sic] from my face I get annoyed by people all the time.
“In fact, that night, I was dragged by a group of at least 20 fans. My security did not affect any of them.”
In her Instagram statement, Spears said she felt “embarrassed” to share this story but wanted an opportunity to share her version of events.
“Physical violence happens too much in this world. Often behind closed doors. I stand with all the victims and my heart goes out to you all,” he said A woman singer added
“I still haven’t received a public apology from the player, his security or his agency. I hope they do. I really appreciate the amount of love and support I’m getting right now. Thank you to the Las Vegas PD and detectives for their assistance.”
According to a report in TMZSpears was reportedly punched in the face by security guard Wembanyama at Catch inside the Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas on Wednesday night (Thursday in Australia).
A source told the outlet that Spears was a “fan” of the 19-year-old French basketball player, so she went up to ask for a photo together, and that’s when the alleged incident happened. saying.
That same night, Wembanyama was seen signing autographs for fans.
according to TMZoriginally, “Spears” was taped [Wembanyama] on his back, right shoulder,” and then his security guard allegedly “took her back”.
Spears reportedly fell to the floor after the alleged incident, and her glasses were said to have been knocked off her face.
According to the outlet, Spears returned to her table and composed herself, and the security guard reportedly apologized.
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“‘You know what it’s like when you’re being booed by fans,'” the security guard told Spears, who appeared to be accompanied by her husband. Sam Asghari29, and manager Cade Hudson at night.
The toxic The singer reportedly accepted the security guard’s apology.
Page Six they later confirmed that Spears had filed a police report for battery, with the Las Vegas Police Department telling the outlet that they responded to an incident that night at the same location regarding a battery investigation.
“There have been no arrests or citations,” the department’s public information officer told the outlet.
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According to a report from TMZ overnight, the alleged incident is being treated as a criminal investigation, and the case may reportedly be referred to the District Attorney’s Office.
according to The Associated PressWembanyama claims Spears was grabbed from behind, and said he was not told it was Spears until hours later.
He also told the outlet that security advised him not to stop for anyone when he walked into Catch, as stopping could cause a stampede and a crowd. help to build.
“I couldn’t stop. That man was hitting me, ‘Sir,’ and that man grabbed me from behind,” Wembanyama said, according to the service release.
“I didn’t see what happened because I was walking straight and I didn’t stop. That person grabbed me from behind – not on my shoulder, she grabbed me from behind,” he said.
“I know security pushed her away. I don’t know how much force but security pushed her away. I didn’t stop to look so I could walk in and have a nice dinner to enjoy.”
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Spears has not publicly commented on the matter, but Asghari took to his Instagram story this morning with a statement referring to the alleged incident.
“I am against violence in any form, especially without justification to defend yourself or someone else who cannot defend themselves,” Asghari’s statement began.
“Self defense may be inevitable, but the defense of any woman, especially my wife, is not debatable. I think my attitude is encouraging considering what happened, and I hope that man will learn a lesson and change his attitude towards women, “Asghari said in the statement, before writing, “Thank you for the support.”
Asghari also said: “The violent behavior of an out-of-control security guard should not overshadow the growing achievement of a great young man.” [Wembanyama].”
“The blame should be on the coward who did this, on the people he hired without proper vetting, and on a systemic culture of disdain for women in sports and entertainment,” said Asghari.
“I can’t think of a situation where an unarmed female fan expressing happiness or admiration for a celebrity would be physically assaulted, much less punched in the face for tapping someone on the shoulder ,” said Asghari.
“The changes that are needed have to come from the top, and I look forward to those changes.”
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