Spears expressed in a social media post that the incident was a "traumatic experience" for which she was unprepared. Getty Images

According to Britney Spears, she claims to have been "backhanded in the face" by a security guard who was protecting French basketball player Victor Wembanyama in Las Vegas on Wednesday.

Las Vegas police have confirmed receiving a call about a battery incident at the Aria Hotel, but no arrests have been made thus far.

Spears expressed in a social media post that the incident was a "traumatic experience" for which she was unprepared.

While Victor Wembanyama stated that he did not witness the exact details of what occurred, he acknowledged that someone was pushed, BBC reported.

Victor Wembanyama, the 19-year-old NBA top draft pick, was in Las Vegas in preparation for his first Summer League game.

During his visit, he dined at a restaurant located at the Aria on South Las Vegas Boulevard, where Britney Spears claimed to have spotted him.

"I decided to approach him and congratulate him on his success. It was really loud, so I tapped him on the shoulder to get his attention," she said.

Britney Spears alleges that a security guard protecting Victor Wembanyama struck her in the face with the back of his hand during the incident.

As a result, her glasses fell off and she nearly lost her balance, Spears claimed.

Spears mentioned that she had seen Wembanyama's account of the incident, which motivated her to share her own experience.

Wembanyama had told a local news reporter: "I couldn't stop. That person was calling me, 'Sir, sir,' and that person grabbed me from behind.

"I didn't see what happened because I was walking straight and didn't stop. That person grabbed me from behind - not on my shoulder, she grabbed me from behind.

"I just know the security pushed her away. I don't know with how much force, but security pushed her away. I didn't stop to look so I could walk in and enjoy a nice dinner."

Spears said she wanted "to urge people in the public eye to set an example" and thanked the Las Vegas Police Department for its support.

Last year, Spears, 41, married her long-time partner, Sam Asghari.

Asghari, 29, came to her defense on social media writing: "I hope the man in question learns a lesson and changes his disregard for women."

In 2021, Britney Spears was liberated from a highly contentious conservatorship that had subjected her to 13 years of legal guardianship.

During this period, her father, Jamie Spears, possessed extensive control over various aspects of her life.

Under the conservatorship, Jamie Spears had authority over Britney's financial affairs, career decisions, and significant personal matters, including visitation rights with her teenage sons and her ability to remarry.

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