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Friday 15 December 2017

Britney bodyguard sues for sexual harassment

Singer denies his claims she abused her two children

Dan Sparks in Los Angeles

BRITNEY Spears last night denied a bodyguard's accusations that she sexually harassed him and physically abused her children.

The star issued a statement saying that authorities looked into his claims but found no reason to act.

The statement said the pop singer and her lawyer expect Fernando Flores' sexual harassment and intentional infliction of emotional distress lawsuit to be dismissed.

"This lawsuit is another unfortunate situation where someone is trying to take advantage of the Spears family and make a name for himself," the statement read.

"The Department of Child- ren and Family Services cond- ucted a proper investigation surrounding Mr Flores' accusations and has closed the case without further action."

Mr Flores claimed that Spears repeatedly exposed herself to him and made other unwanted sexual advances.

He also dropped a potentially even more damaging bombshell alleging that she used Flores' belt to discipline her two young sons, Sean Preston and Jayden James.

He also claims she acted inappropriately in front of them.

Spears did not reveal last night exactly when the investigation was conducted, and the US Department of Children doesn't release details of its inquiries.

The bodyguard's employment with Spears was brief. His court filings state that he started working for her in February, and that by June he was no longer on her security detail.

Spears' ex-minder claims that he was sexually harassed by the pop diva while working for her earlier this year.

According to reports, the lawsuit describes an alleged incident where "she [Britney] was wearing a white lace, see-through dress.

"She walked over close to [Flores], intentionally dropped her cigarette lighter on the floor, bent over to retrieve it and thereby exposed her- self to [Flores]. The incident caused [Flores] shock and disgust."

Mr Flores claims he was in his second week working for the 28-year-old when she first flashed him in the bedroom of her home in Calabasas, Los Angeles.

He claims that on one occasion Spears bent to pick something up without underwear on and looked at him "with a leer", according to 'The Sun'.


The suit also details an alleged incident where Mr Flores was called to Spears' room, where he found her standing naked.

"After an awkward silence during which [Spears] just stood naked before [Flores], [Flores] asked Spears if she needed anything. After some hesitation, Spears asked [Flores] to get her two bottles of 7Up."

The suit goes on to say: "In addition to exposing herself to [Flores], Spears engaged in numerous sex acts in front of him."

Mr Flores says that he saw Britney physically abusing her sons Sean Preston (4) and Jayden James (3).

The former minder also claims he heard Spears "loudly having sexual relations" with a lover while her two sons were in a hotel suite with her in Anaheim, California.

He says that he twice returned to her house to find her "having vigorous sexual relations".

Flores filed the suit yest- erday afternoon at the Los Angeles County Superior Court.

Irish Independent

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