Britney Spears seeks apology

After encounter with Victor Wembanyama’s security

Britney Spears
Britney Spears. (Photo: Britney Spears Facebook page)
Singer Britney Spears asked for an apology Thursday after accusing a member of a star NBA player’s security detail of striking her in the face outside a Las Vegas restaurant when she tried to greet the player, Victor Wembanyama of the San Antonio Spurs.اضافة اعلان

Spears, 41, said that she had seen “an athlete” at two different hotels Wednesday night and “decided to approach him and congratulate him on his success” at the second one, outside a restaurant. Spears said after she tapped him on the shoulder, a member of his security team “back handed me in the face,” knocking her glasses off and causing her to nearly fall down.
“However, I think it’s important to share this story and to urge people in the public eye to set an example and treat all people with respect”
Spears said that she was still waiting for an apology from the player, his security, and his team. Wembanyama, 19, was the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft last month. He is expected to play in the NBA’s summer league starting Friday in Las Vegas.

The Spurs did not respond to multiple requests for comments on Thursday. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department did not respond to an email request for comment either.

In statements to multiple news outlets, the Las Vegas police said that at about 11 p.m. on Wednesday, “officers responded to a property in the 3700 block of Las Vegas Boulevard regarding a battery investigation,” but that no arrests or citations had been made. The incident was first reported by TMZ on Thursday morning. A lawyer for Spears, Mathew S. Rosengart, said the Las Vegas police were investigating and declined to make further comment beyond Spears’ statement.

Earlier on Thursday, before Spears’ tweet, Wembanyama offered a different version of events while meeting with reporters in Las Vegas. He said that “there was one person calling me,” but Spurs security had told him not to stop for anyone, since doing so could have invited a crowd. He then said that a person had “grabbed me from behind, not on my shoulder.”
“not prepared for what happened”
“I don’t know with how much force, but security pushed her away,” Wembanyama said, adding that he did not know that the woman was Spears until hours later. “I didn’t stop to look, so I kept walking and enjoyed a nice dinner.”

Spears said she was “not prepared for what happened” and that it was “super embarrassing” to discuss publicly.

“However, I think it’s important to share this story and to urge people in the public eye to set an example and treat all people with respect”, she said.

Wembanyama, at over 7 feet tall, is one of the most heralded NBA prospects in recent decades. He averaged more than 20 points and 10 rebounds per game last season with Metropolitans 92, a French professional team.

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