Britney Spears has had her fair share of bodyguard drama through the years. On Wednesday, RadarOnline.com reported new details about former hired muscle Fernando Flores' lawsuit against the pop star for sexual harassment. The latest court documents include allegations that Spears was "generally personally unkempt" and engaged in "repeated, unwanted sexual advances and harassment" towards Flores. The former cop is looking for at least $10 million in damages.
The Spears camp struck back against the allegations when they were first filed last year, filing a motion that said Flores' claims were "clearly designed to prejudice Ms. Spears in the eyes of the public and the Court." Even ex-husband Kevin Federline expressed his support for his babies' mama; his attorney Mark Vincent Kaplan said on his behalf, "[Kevin] is satisfied that the allegations are a product of economic motives. They are as baseless as they seem."
The Flores sexual harassment lawsuit isn't the only time Britney has run into trouble with hired bodyguards, however. In 2008, The Sun reported that Britney was dating one of her lead bodyguards, a former member of the Israeli Army named Lee. The periodical ran photos of the pair dancing poolside in Mexico, claiming that Lee marked the fourth staff member to whom the pop star was romantically linked.
No year was more troublesome for Spears than 2007, however. Spears and Federline finalized their divorce and duked it out in court over the custody of young Sean Preston and Jayden James, inciting a downward spiral in which the pop star would shave her head and head to rehab twice. Daimon Shippen got a deposition subpoena for Spears' custody case with ex-husband Kevin Federline. A source shot down the hot rumor that Spears and Shippen were dating, saying, "He's her bodyguard and manny. They're not dating."
Another former bodyguard, Tony Barretto, also became embroiled in the custody case. He only worked with Spears for two months, but that was long enough for the bodyguard to observe her doing drugs after leaving rehab, according to an interview he gave on the "Today Show." "Britney doesn't listen to nobody," he said. "I mean, that's apparent."
Bodyguard Julio Camera also ran into trouble in 2007 when he was cited for misdemeanor battery after getting into a scuffle with overzealous paparazzi outside the Wynn Hotel and Casino. That trip reportedly angered Federline, as the terms of their custody agreement required Spears to notify him if she took their kids out of state.
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