BRITNEY SPEARS has offered a personal apology – as well as financial
compensation – to the owner of the car she hit.
The troubled pop star offered to visit Kim Robard-Rifkin’s house to make a
personal apology after her alleged hit-and-run on August 6 (07).
But Ms Robard-Rifkin, whose 1999 Mercedes-Benz station wagon was damaged in
the incident, said that a personal apology was not necessary as she was content
with an offer to have her car repaired with a rental car provided in the
meantime, as well as a telephone apology from Spears’s attorney.
She says, “(Spears) has way more than enough problems right now.”
Lawyer J Michael Flanagan has confirmed a cheque “in the $1,000 (Â£500) range”
was to be delivered to Robard-Rifkin on Monday (22Oct07).
Two misdemeanour criminal charges of hit and run causing property damage and
driving without a valid California driver’s license against Spears still
But when the court sees proof of Robard-Rifkin’s compensation, the
hit-and-run charge is likely to be dropped.