Britney Spears accused of sexual harassment by security guard
Former Britney Spears security guard Fernando Flores is suing the pop star for sexual harassment. In a lawsuit filed Sept. 8 in an L.A. court and obtained by EW, Flores alleges that Spears “humiliated and traumatized” Flores by exposing her “naked or near naked body” to him, engaging in sex acts in front of him, verbally abusing him, and threatening to fire him after he said there was a 15-minute wait to get her a Slurpee at a Los Angeles movie theater. He also claims she engaged in sex acts near her two young sons.
A statement posted Sept. 9 on Spears’ official site called the lawsuit “another unfortunate situation where someone is trying to take advantage of the Spears family and make a name for himself,” adding that authorities have already closed their investigation of Flores’ accusations.
An attorney for Kevin Federline, Spears’ ex-husband and father of their children, told the Associated Press that his client takes allegations of abuse or wrongdoing regarding their children seriously, but that he looked into the accusations before the suit was filed and decided they were baseless.
“He is satisfied that the allegations are a product of economic motives,” Federline’s lawyer, Mark Vincent Kaplan, said to the AP. Kaplan said that the lawsuit was leaked to online news outlets before it was filed. “I think that the timing of this and the nature of the allegations speak for themselves,” he told the AP.