NBA Player’s Security Guard Won’t Be Charged for Slapping Britney Spears: REPORT
According to TMZ, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department announced "no charges will be filed" following an official investigation.
Authorities declined to reveal any more details about the investigation.
Spears was dining at Catch restaurant inside the Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas on Wednesday (July 5). When she approached Wembanyama to greet him, one of the NBA player's bodyguards allegedly backhanded her across the face.
Spears shared a statement on social media following the incident.
"I am aware of the player's statement where he mentions ‘I grabbed him from behind’ but I simply tapped him on the shoulder. His security then backhanded me in the face without looking back, in front of a crowd," the singer shared.
"I get swarmed by people all the time. In fact, that night. I was swarmed by a group of at least 20 fans. My security team didn’t hit any of them," she added.
Meanwhile, Wembanyama told reporters that his "security pushed [a woman] away" but that he didn't know at the time who the woman was.