In a since-deleted follow up Story, the 29-year-old clarified that he didn’t want the blame to fall on Victor.
“The violent behavior of an out-of-control security guard should not cast a shadow on the accomplishment of a great young man on the rise,” Sam said. “The blame should fall on the coward who did this, the people who hired him without proper vetting and a systemic culture of disregard for women within sports and entertainment.”
On top of not condoning the security guard’s alleged actions, he wrote, “I can’t imagine a scenario where an unarmed female fan showing any kind of excitement or appreciation for a celebrity would cause her to be physically assaulted, much less being hit in the face for tapping someone on the shoulder.”
Sam said change will “have to come from the top” and that he looks “forward to those changes” occurring.
Following the incident, Britney filed a police report, with a rep for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department confirming to E! News July 6 that officers “responded to a property in the 3700 block of Las Vegas Boulevard regarding a battery investigation. The incident has been documented on a police report and no arrest or citations have been issued.”
E! News has reached out to reps for Britney, Sam and Victor for comment but hasn’t heard back.