American pop star Britney Spears already has a lot on her plate, particularly a legal battle with her father, James Spears. But it appears there is a new issue that has cropped up, an alleged misdemeanor battery charge involving one of her staff members.

According to reports, the 39-year-old singer allegedly slapped an unnamed employee’s cellphone from her hand during an encounter at Spears’ home in Southern California.

The incident was reported to the Ventura County Sheriff’s department with no one allegedly injured.

Reports have been made by deputies and are expected to be handed over to prosecutors for consideration. Aside from what has been mentioned, details on the incident remain limited.

However, Spears’ attorney Matthew Rosengart said in an email that the investigation is “overblown sensational tabloid fodder.” He adds that it is nothing more than a manufactured “he said, she said” case involving a mobile phone where no striking or injury of whatsoever was involved.

It is the latest unfortunate episode in the life of Spears who is looking to take control of her life once more after 13 years into a court conservatorship that has power over her money and affairs.

It was in July when a judge allowed the pop star to hire an attorney who turned out to be Rosengart. The former federal prosecutor has since stepped up to help Spears.

Rosengart called on Spears’ father to immediately resign as the conservator. This comes not long after Britney herself wanted her dad removed and wanted to see him charged with abusing his position.

The setup was reportedly so bad that Britney was denied things such as coffee, her driver’s license and her “hair vitamins” by the conservatorship.

“If this is not abuse, I don’t know what is,” Spears said.

James Spears said in a court filing last Aug. 13 that he does have plans of stepping down but his departure was not imminent. He batted through a legal document that while there are no grounds for his removal, he will step down after several lingering issues are resolved.

“Mr. Spears continues to serve dutifully, and he should not be suspended or removed, and certainly not based on false allegations,” the filing read. “Mr. Spears is willing to step down when the time is right, but the transition needs to be orderly and include a resolution of matters pending before the Court.”

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The singer's camp went further to say that the Spears patriarch's conservatorship continues to impair Britney's mental health, well-being, and ability to continue her career. It states that the father is “obligated" to accommodate their request to let a professional take over his role and that he should shoulder his legal expenses, not the estate, had he decided to fight the move. Valerie Macon/Getty Images

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