Britney Spears is striking back over rumours that her boyfriend, Jason Trawick, is abusive toward her.

“Suffice it to say, that Jason Trawick has never laid a hand on Britney,” her reps say in a statement.

“This is just another example of the irresponsible nature of the tabloid media relying on shoddy sources and false information for the sole purpose of selling magazines, without regard to the truth and without regard to who they hurt in the process.

“These irresponsible statements are defamatory.

“Britney Spears’ legal team will be taking legal action against all of the appropriate parties.”