Britney Spears' Lawyer Says DA Has 'Done the Right Thing' by Dismissing Assault Case

Britney Spears' lawyer, Mathew Rosengart, has praised a district attorney for doing "the right thing," after it was revealed that the star will not face criminal charges from an alleged altercation between herself and her housekeeper.

The pop icon, 39, had been accused of slapping a phone out of her employee's hand on August 16, during a disagreement over the veterinary care of the star's dogs.

Spears' housekeeper subsequently filed a report with the Ventura County Sheriff's Department in California, alleging misdemeanor battery.

While she indicated damage to the phone's screen protector, she had no visible injuries.

At the time, Rosengart, dismissed the allegations as he insisted that nobody was struck or injured.

"This is overblown sensational tabloid fodder—nothing more than a manufactured 'he said, she said' regarding a cellphone, with no striking and obviously no injury whatsoever. Anyone can make an accusation, but this should have been closed immediately," Rosengart said in a statement to Newsweek.

And on Wednesday, the Ventura County District Attorney's Office announced that prosecutors declined to press charges against Spears based "upon insufficient evidence that a crime had occurred and the lack of injury to the housekeeper or significant damage to the phone," according to a statement.

Reacting to the news, Rosengart said, per People: "To its credit, the Ventura County District Attorney's Office has now, not surprisingly, formally rejected the misdemeanor allegation against Britney Spears, which the Sheriff's Department itself has acknowledged was a 'very minor' or 'extremely minor' incident, even as alleged, and there also was no striking and obviously no injuries."

"As I have previously stated, this was nothing more than sensationalized tabloid fodder. If this involved Jane Doe rather than Britney Spears it would not have been pursued or covered at all."

"This should never have made it this far and we are glad the DA's Office has done the right thing," the statement continued. "Sadly, it is apparent that some have learned nothing from the past, and we sincerely hope the media and others will be more respectful of Ms. Spears in the future."

Spears hired Rosengart as her lawyer in July, amid her high profile conservatorship battle, during which she has fought to regain control of her life and finances.

The mother-of-two recently scored a major victory in court, when her father, Jamie Spears, agreed to step down as her conservator.

Jodi Montgomery remains the conservator of the singer's personal decisions, with the next Los Angeles Superior Court hearing on the matter scheduled for September 29.

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Britney Spears attends the Clive Davis and The Recording Academy Pre-Grammy Gala in Beverly Hills, California, on February 11, 2017. The singer will not face any charges over an alleged altercation with her housekeeper. Rich Fury/Invision/AP, File