Victor Wembanyama’s security guard will not face criminal charges for slapping pop sensation Britney Spears.
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said Friday that their investigation into the alleged battery incident at Catch restaurant in Las Vegas on Wednesday night was completed.
“No charges will be filed against the person involved,” said a public information officer.
An officer stated in a police report obtained by Page Six on Friday that the decision was taken “due to the fact that [the bodyguard] did not willfully or unlawfully use any force or violence upon Britney and probable cause did not exist, an arrest was not made and a citation was not given.”
Spears’ representative did not immediately respond to TSZ US’s request for comment.
“The Toxic” singer 41, filed a battery report after being hit in the face for asking for a photo with Wembanyama, a promising 19-year-old NBA talent signed by the San Antonio Spurs in June.
Damian Smith, the team’s security director, was later revealed as the security guard.
The Grammy winner rushed to social media on Thursday to express her displeasure with the situation, saying it was “super embarrassing” and that she deserved an apology.
“Traumatic experiences are not new to me, and I have had my fair share of them,” the “Toxic” singer wrote in a lengthy Instagram and Twitter post. “I was not prepared for what happened to me last night.”
Spears claimed she simply “tapped” Wembanyama to try to meet him, contradicting the NBA player’s claim that he was “grabbed” from behind.
“His security then backhanded me in the face without looking back, in front of a crowd,” the “Hold Me Closer” singer claimed. “Nearly knocking me down, and causing my glasses to fall off my face.”
Spears went on to say that celebrities have a responsibility to “set an example and treat all people with respect.”
“Physical violence is happening too much in this world. Often behind closed doors,” she added. “I stand with all the victims and my heart goes out to all of you!!!”
Sam Asghari, Spears’ husband, who was present during the incident, posted his statement on social media.
“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,” the 29-year-old “Family Business” actor said on Instagram.
“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,” he continued.
Smith was also described by Asghari as an “out-of-control security guard.”
“The changes will have to come from the top,” he added, “and I look forward to those changes.”