Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Britney Spears Not Charged for Running Over Pap’s Foot

A paparazzi photographer who pressed charges against Britney Spears after her car allegedly ran over his foot had only himself blame for any injury it may have caused, prosecutors said in refusing to pursue the case.

After reviewing police records and a videotape of the incident last year, Deputy District Attorney Joseph D. Shidler wrote Friday that the “only way the victim’s foot could have been where the video indicates it to be was by the victim placing it in that location.”

The photographer, who was not identified in the report, filed a criminal complaint against Spears in early May, nearly six months after the alleged incident. A copy of the police complaint was not immediately available Monday, but it sought a felony charge of failing to stop after an accident involving an injury.

L.A. County District Attorney Steve Cooley’s office reviewed a videotape and photos of the incident, which don’t show the photographer being hit.

The report also describes a chaotic scene surrounding Spears, with photographers on all sides of her car and “a lot of noise and confusion” and says Spears was “driving at an extremely slow rate of speed and in a straight path.”

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