Britney Spears Demands ‘Public Apology’ From Victor Wembanyama After Vegas Slap Incident

"Traumatic experiences are not new to me, and I have had my fair share of them," she began in a note. "I was not prepared for what happened to me last night."

Britney Spears Demands ‘Public Apology’ From Victor Wembanyama After Vegas Slap Incident-TSZ Newz
Britney Spears Demands ‘Public Apology’ From Victor Wembanyama After Vegas Slap Incident

Britney Spears claimed she has yet to get an apology from the Spurs or NBA star Victor Wembanyama following his security detail slapping her across the face on Wednesday night.

The “Toxic” singer, 41, addressed the alleged incident on Thursday via her Instagram Story, which took place at the celebrity-favored Catch restaurant in Las Vegas.

ALSO ON TSZ: Sam Asghari Speaks Out After Wife Britney Spears Was Slapped By NBA Star’s Security Guard

“Traumatic experiences are not new to me, and I have had my fair share of them,” she began in a note. “I was not prepared for what happened to me last night.”

Britney Spears Demands ‘Public Apology’ From Victor Wembanyama After Vegas Slap Incident

Spears wrote in her note that she recognized Wembanyama in her hotel lobby, but it wasn’t until she saw him again that she decided to “approach him and congratulate him on his success.”

“It was really loud, so I tapped him on the shoulder to get his attention. I am aware of the player’s statement where he mentions I ‘grabbed him from behind’ but I simply tapped his shoulder,” she said.

Britney Spears Demands ‘Public Apology’ From Victor Wembanyama After Vegas Slap Incident

“His security then backhanded me in the face without looking back, in front of a crowd,” the Grammy winner continued. “Nearly knocking me down and causing my glasses to fall off my face.”

Spears admitted that she understands what it’s like to be “swarmed by people all the time,” but she has never used violence.

“That night, I was swarmed by a group of at least 20 fans. My security team didn’t hit any of them.”

While Spears said that the whole thing was “super embarrassing,” she expressed her perspective “to urge people in the public eye to set an example and treat all people with respect.”

Britney Spears Demands ‘Public Apology’ From Victor Wembanyama After Vegas Slap Incident
Victor Wembanyama and his security detail

“Physical violence is happening too much in this world. Often behind closed doors,” she continued. “I stand with all the victims and my heart goes out to all of you!!!”

She did, however, allege that she has “yet to receive a public apology from the player, his security, or their organization,” which she is eagerly awaiting.

The singer ended the lengthy statement by thanking her fans and the Las Vegas Police Department, with whom she met Thursday morning, for their help.

On Thursday, Spears’ husband, Sam Asghari, also criticized the Spurs organization, demanding that they fix their “out-of-control” security guard.

“The blame should fall on the coward who did this, the people who hired him without proper vetting, and a systematic culture of disregard for women within sports and entertainment,” he said on his Instagram Story.

Asghari, who was with Spears at the time of the incident, stated, “I can’t imagine a scenario where an unarmed female fan showing any kind of excitement or appreciation for a celebrity would cause her to be physically assaulted, much less being hit in the face for tapping someone on the shoulder.”

Britney Spears Demands ‘Public Apology’ From Victor Wembanyama After Vegas Slap Incident
Sam Asghari and Britney Spears

While Spears has yet to get a public apology, an insider told TMZ that the security guard did approach Spears’ table after the event and apologize.

ALSO ON TSZ: Britney Spears Slapped In The Face By NBA Star Victor Wembanyama’s Security

“‘You understand how it is when you’re being swarmed by fans,'” he allegedly told the singer.

According to law enforcement sources, it is being treated as a criminal investigation. And it is unclear whether criminal charges will be filed against the security guard, identified as Spurs team security director Damian Smith.

0 0 votes
Article Rating
Subscribe
Notify of
guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments