Britney Spears under Investigation for Misdemeanour Battery

Pop star Britney Spears is under investigation for misdemeanor battery after a home staff member alleged the singer struck her, authorities said on Thursday. The singer's lawyer Mathew Rosengart denied the allegation, calling it "overblown sensational tabloid fodder". In California, where Spears lives, misdemeanour battery is a criminal offence that involves any intentional and unlawful physical contact with someone else.