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Spears' manager slams beating reports, says tape is fake

Radar posted a recording of a conversation which the website claims was between the 28-year-old pop star and Alexander, in which a woman with voice similar to Spears’ is heard telling a man her boyfriend beat her.

A couple of tabloid reports went viral on internet recently with claims that Britney Spears had been physically abused by her boyfriend Jason Trawick. But, the pop star’s manager, Larry Rudolph, has shot down those reports, insisting the tabloids are reporting false stories.

Spears' camp has not only just denied the physically abused allegations but they are even preparing to launch legal action for defamation against editors of the U.S. tabloids for publishing sensational allegations.

Physically abused claims
Star magazine and Radar Online (both owned by the same company, American Media, Inc.), each published articles on Wednesday, featuring quotes attributed to her ex-husband Jason Alexander, whose 55-hour Las Vegas marriage to her was annulled in 2004.

In the reports Alexander says that Spears told him Trawick "beat on me."

Radar posted a recording of a conversation which the website claims was between the 28-year-old pop star and Alexander, in which a woman with voice similar to Spears’ is heard telling a man her boyfriend beat her.

Spears' camp has not only just denied the physically abused allegations but they are even preparing to launch legal action for defamation against editors of the U.S. tabloids for publishing sensational allegations.

What audio tape says?
In the supposed phone conversation, according to MTV, the man asks the woman on the other end of the line if her "fiancé" proposed to her on a beach, to which the woman replies, "Before or after he beat on me?"

The woman goes on to say, "It is true that he [beat me], but it's not true that I accepted [his proposal]."

At the end of the recording, the woman says, "My dad doesn't want him around me right now. My dad has a shotgun, and he's just waiting to use it."

Reportedly, Alexander also claimed the Toxic superstar had reached out to him for help after allegedly getting physically hurt at the hands of her new beau in October.

Spears' rep blasts the story
However, Rudolph has denied those claims, saying that Radar Online and Star are reporting a "fabricated" story and insisting Trawick "has never laid a hand on Britney."

The manager also denied claims that the woman's voice in the audio tape was hers.

"The statements attributed to Jason Alexander are a complete fabrication as Britney has not had any form of communication with Mr. Alexander in years," People quoted Rudolph as saying. "The audio recording … purporting to be between Britney Spears and Jason Alexander is so obviously fake as to be laughable."

Rudolph said Spears' camp is already planning legal action against the tabloids for making false claims.

“These irresponsible statements are defamatory and Britney Spears’ legal team will be taking legal action against all of the appropriate parties,” he said.