Britney Spears She knows a thing or two about being bombarded by fans, but a fan-girl moment for the pop star went horribly wrong when she was allegedly slapped in the face after she tried to take a picture with the NBA star. Victor Wembanyama.
spears He filed a complaint with police in Las Vegas, Nevada, after he claimed that a member of Wembanyama’s security team was assaulted for allegedly backstroking his face when he wanted to take a photo with the basketball player.
“Traumatic experiences are not new to me and I have had my share of them. I wasn’t prepared for what happened to me last night,” Spears said. Posted on social media On Thursday, he wrote that he recognized Wembanyama in the hotel lobby and saw him at a Las Vegas restaurant where he was having dinner, and “decided to approach him and congratulate him on his success.” Spears says the basketball player’s security “stabbed me in the face without looking back… almost knocking me down and causing my glasses to fall off my face.”
Spears said, “I’m always full of people. In fact, I was surrounded by a group of at least 20 fans that night. My security team didn’t shoot any of them.”
As an answer VariationThe Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said they responded to a battery investigation and confirmed that a police report had been filed, but did not confirm the identities of the parties involved.
“On July 5, 2023, around 11 PM, LVMPD officers responded regarding a battery investigation at a property on the 3700 block of Las Vegas Boulevard,” said a spokesperson for the police department. Variation. “The incident was documented in a police report and no arrests or citations were made. No further details will be given at this time.”
Sharing her story on social media, Spears said, “It was really loud, so I tapped his shoulder to get his attention. I am aware of the expression where the player said ‘I caught him from behind’ but I just tapped him on the shoulder.”
In an interview Thursday, Wembanyama said he “didn’t see what happened because I was walking straight and we were told ‘Don’t Stop’… he grabbed me from behind on the shoulder and that’s why I know security drove him away. The actor couldn’t explain with what force the security drove Spears away because what happened.” He also added that he didn’t know the woman was Spears until “a few hours later”.
The incident occurred Wednesday night at the Catch restaurant at the Aria hotel in Las Vegas, where Spears was having dinner with her husband, Sam Asghari, and two others. TMZ, the first to report the event. When Spears entered the restaurant, he spotted the 2.5-foot Wembanyama and went over to take a picture with the San Antonio Spurs superstar. When Spears approached the basketball player, the Spurs’ team safety director allegedly backhanded him. TMZ reported that Wembanyama’s security later came to Spears’ desk and said he didn’t know who he was when he allegedly slapped him, and apologized, saying, “You know how it is when you’re surrounded by fans.”
Spears says in his social media post he hasn’t heard directly from Wembanyama, his security or the team. “I have yet to receive a message of apology from the player, his safety or his organization. I hope they do,” the pop star wrote.
“It’s such a shame to share this story with the world, but it’s already there. However, I think it’s important to share this story and encourage people to set a public example and treat all people with respect,” Spears continued. “Physical violence happens a lot in this world. Usually behind closed doors… I cherish the tremendous amount of love and support I am currently receiving. Thank you to the Las Vegas police and detectives for their support.”
Spears’ husband Asghari, who was with him during the alleged incident, also shared on his social media account, “I am against all forms of violence, especially in defending himself or anyone else who cannot defend himself, without giving any reason. Self-defense may be inevitable, but no woman, especially my wife, Considering what has happened, I find my reaction suppressed and I hope the man in question learns a lesson and changes his disrespect for women.
Variation reached out to Spears’ attorney, who did not immediately respond for comment.