This week, the same outlet that broke the news of the lawsuit has broken news that seems to debunk it.
According to TMZ, the woman told Foster in a tape-recorded phone call that she never feared him.
“I’m not going to sit here and be like okay with . . . those papers said, ‘harassment,’ like ‘in fear.’ I was never in fear of my life around you,” Brittany Norwood reportedly said. “Like, I didn’t f–king need a restraining order.”
It’s unclear how the audio was created and obtained by TMZ. If the conversation was secretly recorded by Foster or someone else, a question arises regarding the application of wiretapping laws, based where Norwood and Foster were physically located at the time the call was made, and based on whether one or both of them knew the comments were being recorded.
TMZ reports that Norwood separately was contacted for comment, and that Norwood said she didn’t recall the conversation.