The Las Vegas Police have announced that no charges will be filed against the security guard employed by Victor Wembanyama, who allegedly struck Britney Spears during an encounter in Las Vegas on Wednesday, July 5th.
In a media statement obtained by HollywoodLife, the police stated, “The LVMPD has concluded its investigation of the alleged battery that occurred on July 5, 2023, at 11 p.m., in the 3700 block of Las Vegas Boulevard.
No charges will be filed against the person involved.” The incident took place at a restaurant while Britney was accompanied by her husband, Sam Asghari, and others. After the alleged slap occurred, the security guard went to Britney’s table to apologize, stating, “You understand how it is when you’re being swarmed by fans,” according to TMZ.
Victor, upon learning about the incident, stated that he was unaware the person approaching him was Britney. He clarified, “That person grabbed me from behind — not on my shoulder, she grabbed me from behind — and so I just know the security pushed her away. I don’t know with how much force, though. But security pushed her away. I didn’t stop to look so I could walk in and enjoy the nice dinner.” This response was shared in a video clip on Twitter.
In her own statement on Instagram, Britney recounted tapping Victor on the shoulder and claimed that the security guard “backhanded” her, causing her to fall over and her glasses to be knocked off. She also mentioned the frequent challenges she faces with fan interactions and emphasized that her security team did not harm anyone.
Expressing the importance of sharing her story, she urged individuals in the public eye to set an example and treat others with respect. Britney expressed her gratitude towards the LVMPD but noted the absence of a public apology from Victor, his security team, or their organization, and expressed her hope for one in the future.