Security Incident Involving Britney Spears and Spurs Rookie Victor Wembanyama in Las Vegas

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Spears-Wembanyama Incident

San Antonio Spurs rookie Victor Wembanyama recounted an incident in which he believes Britney Spears grabbed him from behind as he entered a restaurant at a Las Vegas casino. Wembanyama stated that the security detail accompanying him swiftly intervened and pushed the pop star away.

Wembanyama explained that he was not initially aware that Spears was the person who grabbed him until several hours later, and he never actually saw her during the incident.

On the other hand, Spears, who filed a report with the Las Vegas police, took to Twitter and Instagram to express her embarrassment over the encounter. She denied grabbing Wembanyama, claiming that she had simply tapped him on the shoulder to get his attention.

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According to Spears, she recognized Wembanyama earlier in the evening and decided to approach him to congratulate him on his success as the number one pick in the NBA draft. However, she alleged that the security personnel accompanying him forcefully struck her in the face without looking back, causing her glasses to come off.

Las Vegas police confirmed the filing of a report regarding an incident at the Aria Resort & Casino, but provided no further details.

Spears’ attorney, Mathew Rosengart, declined to comment, citing the ongoing police investigation.

Wembanyama mentioned that the security team had advised him not to stop for anyone while entering the restaurant to avoid causing a commotion and attracting a crowd.

The rookie stated, “Something did happen when I was walking with the team’s security to the restaurant. We were in a crowded hall, and people were calling out to me. There was one person who called me, but I had already spoken to the security team.”

Wembanyama clarified, “I couldn’t stop. That person was calling me, ‘Sir, sir,’ and they grabbed me from behind. Since I was walking straight and didn’t stop, I didn’t see what happened. The security team pushed that person away. I didn’t pause to look; I simply continued walking to enjoy a nice dinner.”

Spears claimed in her social media posts that she often gets swarmed by people, including that same night, but her security team did not resort to physical actions against any of them.

According to TMZ, which first reported the incident, Spears was in a group of four attempting to enter a restaurant for dinner. As she entered the casino, she was allegedly swarmed by fans. TMZ’s account of the encounter with Wembanyama aligned with Spears’ version of events. The website stated that she tapped him on the shoulder, resulting in a strike to her face and the dislodging of her glasses.

Wembanyama revealed that he was unaware of the situation garnering attention until the following day. He received calls and saw the news in the morning.

Wembanyama is set to make his NBA Summer League debut with the Spurs against the Charlotte Hornets on Friday night in Las Vegas. He signed autographs for fans at the Aria on Wednesday night and did the same for a few onlookers as he arrived at a local high school for practice with the team on Thursday morning.

AP Entertainment Writer Andrew Dalton in Los Angeles and Big Big News Writer Ken Ritter in Las Vegas contributed to this report.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about security incident

What happened in the security incident involving Britney Spears and Victor Wembanyama in Las Vegas?

San Antonio Spurs rookie Victor Wembanyama stated that he was grabbed from behind by Britney Spears as he entered a restaurant at a Las Vegas casino. Wembanyama’s security detail pushed Spears away. However, Spears denied grabbing Wembanyama, claiming she only tapped him on the shoulder to get his attention.

Did Victor Wembanyama see Britney Spears during the incident?

No, Wembanyama mentioned that he never actually saw Britney Spears during the incident as he was walking straight and didn’t stop.

Were there conflicting accounts of the incident?

Yes, there were conflicting accounts of the incident. While Wembanyama claimed he was grabbed from behind, Spears denied grabbing him and stated that she only tapped him on the shoulder.

Did Britney Spears file a report with the police?

Yes, Britney Spears filed a report with the Las Vegas police regarding the incident.

What was the reaction of the security team and the public?

Wembanyama stated that his security team swiftly pushed Spears away to intervene in the situation. Spears mentioned on social media that she gets swarmed by people frequently, but her security team didn’t resort to physical actions against any other fans that night.

What was the response from both parties’ representatives?

Spears’ attorney, Mathew Rosengart, declined to comment, citing the ongoing police investigation. Wembanyama was unaware of the incident making headlines until the following day and received calls about it.

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