Britney Spears claims that on Wednesday in Las Vegas, a security guard guarding French basketball player Victor Wembanyama “back handed in the face” her.Although no one has been arrested, Las Vegas police acknowledged that they were summoned to the scene at the Aria hotel as part of a battery investigation. Spears described the encounter as a “traumatic experience” she wasn’t ready for in a social media post.Wembanyama claimed he “didn’t see what happened” but that someone was pushed.
Before his first Summer League game, the top draught pick in the NBA at age 19 visited a restaurant at the Aria on South Las Vegas Boulevard, where Spears claimed to have seen him.”I made the decision to go up to him and congratulate him on his achievement. I had to tap him on the shoulder to grab his attention since it was so loud, she remarked.
Then, according to Spears, a security guard guarding Wembanyama allegedly hit her in the face with the back of his hand, causing her glasses to fly off as she nearly fell to the ground.Spears claimed that after reading Wembanyama’s description of the incident, she was moved to offer her own.I couldn’t stop, Wembanyama had confessed to a local news reporter. ‘Sir, sir,’ they were saying to me as they grabbed me by the back.
“I wasn’t stopping and was walking straight, so I didn’t see what happened. That person grabbed me from behind; she didn’t grip me by my shoulder.”I only know that she was pushed away by security. Security shoved her away, but I’m not sure how hard. I entered without stopping to look so I could eat a wonderful dinner.
Spears expressed her desire “to urge people in the public eye to set an example” and thanked the Las Vegas Police Department for their assistance.Spears, 41, wed Sam Asghari, her longtime partner, last year.
On social media, Mr. Asghari, 29, expressed support for her, writing: “I hope the man in question learns a lesson and changes his disregard for women.”After a contentious 13-year conservatorship that gave her father, Jamie Spears, total authority over her life, Spears was finally freed in 2021.Legal guardianship gave them control over her finances, career choices, and important personal issues including whether she could remarry and visit her adolescent boys.