Spears Spewed Death Threats, Paparazzi Say

Pop tart threw baby bottle at photog during Las Vegas brouhaha
By Heather McPherson,  Newser User
Posted Aug 1, 2007 3:28 PM CDT
Britney Spears arrives to the showing of Kimora Lee Simmons' Baby Phat fall 2007 collection in this Feb. 2, 2007 file photo during Fashion Week in New York. In a statement to celebrity news Web site TMZ,...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Celebrity mom Britney Spears threatened to hire someone to kill two paparazzi during a run-in last week outside a Las Vegas hotel casino, Us magazine reports. In a statement released today through lawyers, the pair says Spears' bodyguard manhandled one of the photographers while the singer pursued the other, screaming, "I am going to kill you!" and throwing a baby bottle.

In the statement that could presage legal action against Spears and her entourage, Andrew Deetz says he is still receiving treatment for injuries suffered at the hands of the bodyguard. The paparazzi say the incident was unprovoked, and that they did not threaten Spears or her sons, Sean Preston (22 months) and Jayden James (11 months).