Britney Spears speaks out after reports she was assaulted

Britney Spears speaks out after alleged attack. On July 5, the Grammy winner was allegedly slapped by an NBA security guard in Las Vegas. TMZ first reported the incident, and People confirmed that a police report had been filed. The next day, Spears' husband, Sam Asghari, also spoke out about the attack on his Instagram Story, criticizing the security guard involved. Bustle reached out to Spears' rep but did not immediately hear back.

TMZ reports that Spears, Asgari and two friends went to Catch restaurant at the Aria Hotel in Las Vegas for dinner, where Spears spotted NBA player Victor Umbanya, who is reportedly a fan of hers Horse (Victor Wembanyama) and asked to take a photo. A San Antonio Spurs security guard allegedly backhanded Spears. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department tells PEOPLE that on July 5 at approximately 11 p.m., “officers responded to a property in the 3700 block of Las Vegas Boulevard for a battery investigation,” but “has not yet issued a warrant. Any arrest or summons."

Spears shared a message on Twitter claiming she was "unprepared for what happened to her" and explained her side of the story. "When I went to dinner, I recognized an athlete in the hotel lobby," she wrote. "Later I went to a restaurant in another hotel and saw him again. I 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... and then he The security guard hit me in the face without looking back and almost knocked me down and my glasses fell off."

According to Sports Illustrated, Wembanyama also responded to the accusations, claiming to reporters that before he realized who she was, a person "grabbed me from behind" and "security pushed her away." ". Spears directly denied the story in her note, writing: "I'm aware of the player's statement that he mentioned 'I grabbed him from behind,' but I just tapped him on the shoulder."

The singer went on to say that the incident was "very embarrassing to share with the world," but that she didn't regret telling her story. "There's so much physical violence happening in the world," she said. "Often behind closed doors. I stand with all the victims and my heart goes out to all of you!!!" She also mentioned that she has yet to receive a public apology from Wembanyama or his team. "I hope they will..." she wrote. Spears ended her letter by thanking fans and the LVPD for their support.

Asgari shared a statement on his Instagram Story saying he was "against violence of any kind" and holding security guards accountable. "Given what happened, I think my reaction has been toned down and I hope this man learns his lesson and changes his disregard for women," he wrote. "Thanks for your support."