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Britney Spears can rest a little easier after the ugly incident in which her housekeeper accused her of battery … we’ve learned the singer will NOT be charged with a crime.
The Ventura County District Attorney’s Office tells TMZ … prosecutors decided NOT to file any criminal charges against Britney for misdemeanor battery.
The D.A. says the office declined to file charges “based on insufficient evidence that a crime had occurred and the lack of injury to the housekeeper or significant damage to the phone.”
Britney’s attorney, Mathew Rosengart, tells us “As I have previously-stated, this was nothing more than sensationalized-tabloid fodder — an overblown ‘he said, she said’ regarding a cell phone. If this involved Jane Doe rather than Britney Spears it would not have been pursued or covered at all.”
He continues, “Anyone can make an accusation but this should never have made it this far and we are glad the DA’s Office has done the right thing. Sadly, it is apparent that some have learned nothing from the past, and we sincerely hope the media and others will be more respectful of Ms. Spears in the future.”
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We broke the story … one of Britney’s longtime housekeepers accused her of battery during an argument over Brit’s dogs, with the housekeeper claiming Britney slapped her phone out of her hands.
As we reported, the housekeeper called deputies to Britney’s home, but later went to a Ventura County Sheriff’s station to file a report, and the Sheriff’s Dept. launched an investigation.
As we first told you … Britney’s dogs were taken to a vet after her dog sitter and housekeeper believed the pets were being neglected … and that’s what triggered the confrontation between Britney and her housekeeper.
The Ventura County Sheriff’s Dept. wrapped up its investigation into Britney’s housekeeper’s claim and forwarded its findings to the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office.
We were told the case basically boiled down to Brit’s word against the housekeeper’s story — the housekeeper claims Britney struck her in the arm, while Britney claims all she did was swipe the phone out of her hand.
We’re told the Sheriff didn’t know which version was true, and the case was ultimately forwarded on to the D.A. to make the final call.
As we reported, our Britney sources were confident nothing would come of the allegations … and ultimately that’s what happened.
Meanwhile, we’re told the housekeeper is no longer working for Britney and the dogs are back in the house.