What happened with Britney Spears and NBA star Victor Wembanyama and why are police involved?

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Britney Spears and Victor Wembanyama have both addressed the situation

It’s not just us mere mortals that want a selfie with our celebrity icons. It was reported that superstar Britney Spears tried to get a snap with NBA star Victor Wembanyama whom she is a fan of but ended up in an altercation with his security guard. 

According to TMZ Britney was allegedly assaulted by one of Victor’s security guards on Wednesday in Las Vegas. The singer has filed a police report after being ‘backhanded’ by the guard.

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Britney allegedly walked up to the basketball player as he was walking into the Catch restaurant to get a photo together, ‘tapped him on his back, right shoulder’ and was then backhanded by the ‘Director of Team Security for the San Antonio Spurs’, causing her to fall on the floor knocking her glasses off. 

After composing herself and went to her table in the Catch restaurant. TMZ were told the security guard went over to her, apologised and she accepted it. He also claimed he didn’t know who she was when he ‘slapped’ her. 

Speaking to the press on Thursday Victor said “there was one person calling me, grabbed me from behind, not on my shoulder.” Victor explained that he had been told by his security team not to stop when walking past fans as it would cause a crowd he added “I don’t know with how much force, but security pushed her away.”

The ‘Baby One Time’ singer shared a statement on Twitter and despite the ‘super embarrassing’ altercation wanted to discuss the 'traumatic experience.' Britney wrote “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”

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Britney also calls for a public apology from the basketball player, his security team and the organisation, She also thanked fans for their love and support as well as the Las Vegas Police Department. 

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