Britney Spears accused of sexual harassment by exposing herself
Britney Spears is being sued by her former bodyguard for sexual harassment.
Fernando Flores claims the singer subjected him to "repeated unwanted sexual advances" and harassment.
Flores filed the sexual harassment lawsuit in Los Angeles, alleging the singer intentionally inflicted emotional distress.
He is seeking unspecified damages from the Grammy Award-winner and his former employer, Advanced Security Concepts Corp.
The lawsuit claims that Spears, among other things, exposed herself to Mr Flores and summoned him to her bedroom while she was naked.
The bodyguard's employment with Spears appeared to be brief - his court filings state he started working for her in February and had "exhausted his administrative remedies" with a state agency by July.
Mr Flores' suit also claims he witnessed Spears engage in inappropriate conduct around her young sons and once borrowed his belt to discipline them.
An attorney for Britney Spears' ex-husband called child abuse claims leveled at the singer by a former bodyguard baseless and motivated by money.
Kevin Federline's attorney Mark Vincent Kaplan told The Associated Press that Flores' accusations had been looked into before the and warranted no action. He said Federline takes any allegations of abuse or wrongdoing regarding the former couple's children seriously.
"He is satisfied that the allegations are a product of economic motives," Kaplan said. "They are as baseless as they seem."
Federline has custody of the former couple's sons, Sean Preston and Jayden James, but Spears has substantial visitation with the boys.
Kaplan said if Federline believed the children were in danger, he would have stepped in already.
He noted that Flores' lawsuit was leaked to online news outlets before the suit was filed. "I think that the timing of this and the nature of the allegations speak for themselves."
The singer remains under a court-ordered conservatorship in which her personal and financial affairs are controlled by her father and an attorney, and monitored by a judge.
The conservatorship prevented Spears from being deposed or testifying during previous cases in which she was sued.
Spears, 28, has frequent visits with her sons, who she had with ex-husband Kevin Federline. He has not sought any changes to their custody arrangement in recent months, court records show.
The lawsuit was first reported by celebrity website TMZ.com.
Flores also sued his former employer, Advanced Security Concepts Corp. A woman who answered the company's phone Wednesday declined to comment and refused to be identified.