Is Britney Spears the victim of a potential “shakedown”?


These are photos of Britney Spears wandering around LA yesterday. Fame Pictures notes that Brit was not headed to her mothership, Starbucks, but was instead headed into Barnes & Noble. Barnes & Noble has a coffee shop too, right? I mean, most do. The one in my town does. So Brit decided to switch it up after the mothership refused her entry a few weeks ago. “I’m goin’ to the book suppository, y’all! They have mah coffee!” Fame Pictures is also bitching about her appearance, saying that she “looked a slightly under the weather… Britney’s face was a red as well as a little swollen around her eyes and checks…as usual her hair was a mess with extensions sticking out and looking ratty as she wore a short pink lace top, no bra, with a pair of short cut off brown shorts.” She does look tired and underdressed, but whatever.

In other Britney news, remember that bodyguard who was selling his story (through “sources”) to The Sun? The bodyguard claimed that Britney wandered around her house naked, trying to lure her bodyguards into having sex with her in The Den of Cheetos and Lust. He also claimed that Britney abused her children. In any case, TMZ reports that Team Britney has asked for a protective order for Britney, against this bodyguard:

The people in charge of Britney Spears are asking a judge to protect her from a potential “shake down” by a former bodyguard who they believe could release info that may put Britney in danger.

It all has to do with a lawsuit filed by Fernando Flores, a former bodyguard who claims the pop star sexually harassed him by, among other things, walking around her home in the nude.

Flores wants the case tried in civil court — but Britney’s conservators are concerned that Flores will use the public forum to release private information to extort a settlement out of Britney.

In new legal docs filed in L.A. County Superior Court, Team Britney begs the judge to move the case to a probate court, where all of the accusations could be kept from the public … and protect her from a “shake down.”

The conservators also believe, “There is a real possibility that Ms. Spears will be exposed to danger by the release of confidential and personal information.”

A hearing on the matter is scheduled for the end of the month.

[From TMZ]

Do I think the bodyguard wants money in some kind of “shakedown” situation? Sure. Do I also believe that a few of his claims were true? Sure. But it’s Britney, bitch. You kind of know that you’re signing up to guard The Crazy. I think Team Britney is less worried about paying out and more worried about what information (and proof) Flores could possibly release.



Britney, bitch, on November 1, 2010. Credit: Fame.

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  1. mln says:

    All the Barnes and Nobles out here have Starbucks in them.

  2. K-MAC says:

    lights on nobody home…..anyone else get the feeling this girl is a ticking time bomb?

  3. LOVE ANGELINA says:

    Her body looks slamming. 🙂 Here is how I know the guard is full of shitz. He went to The Sun…a London based tabloid. Why skip the major tabs? Why not make some American dollars? Was he turned down by American tabs? So this is just another case of someone trying to get money from a celeb. I don’t believe a word he says, if he had made these claims when Brit Brit was a mess and her father wasn’t around to help her, I might have believed him but now that Brit is being handled by a team of people, I seriously doubt it.

  4. Susan says:

    Why is Team Britney so worried about her dirty laundry being aired in civil court? Britney is clearly wearing it every time she steps out in public.

  5. Mizz Tickles says:

    Poor thing, Brit’s eyes look so sad. I wonder if she would have been happy at this stage of her life had she not become famous.

  6. sharylmj says:

    she has looked way worse than this before. She just looks kind of tired and bored or something. She has something on under that little pink top so it’s not totally see through. It looks like she tried to at least brush her hair.. I wish she could go back to Hawaii with Jason.. she was HAPPY there.

  7. Ruby Red Lips2 says:

    Britney’s eyes look so glassy and vacant, seems really sad

    K-Mac, I hate to agree but Britney looks completely lost

  8. Observer says:

    I think she is under tremendous stress and a lot of pressure from all sides of her. I see a young woman that has been handled by really bad people all around her, I see a young mother of two who needs protection from those that wish her harm. I see a young woman who is being extorted not just by this so called “security guard” (I use this word loosely) but a lot of unsavory nasty men. I wish her strength and courage.

  9. Anaya says:

    Kaiser, I also think that some of his claims are true. It’s weird because Britney has a reputation for being somewhat on the crazy side yet she also has a sugar sweet image that many people still buy into. No one is sugar sweet all the time. Britney isn’t one dimentional so I’m sure she may have done or said things which are inappropriate when this guy worked for her. Like most people Britney has a light hearted fun side to her personality and she also has a side to her that is dark or sad. She is human afterall.

  10. alejandro says:

    She looks like somebody who has done a lot of drugs. Illegal drugs. Everybody always says prescription drugs but the way her skin and face looks so wrecked I’m thinking something illegal.

  11. Manda3 says:

    She looks high. What is all over her purse? Looks like something leaked. And she is wearing a baby doll shirt. Really. Wow. All I can say is at least her itty bitty shirt doesnt have stains on it. BRUSH YOUR HAIR.

  12. Ferguson. says:

    Her body looks great IMO. The only thing she needs to fix is her hair, she should just get rid of that horrible extensions.

    Do I believe anything the bodyguard says? NO. Go Britney.

  13. babysinclair says:

    I think whatever truth may be in his claims are blown way out of proportion. Brit looks tired yes..she’s had a rough time in the past yes…but I don’t know anyone in my life that hasn’t acted out like she has at some point, probably doing the same stuff or worse..its just not broadcasted all over the whole world..and coming back after all that with such success she has just shows how much she is loved by her many fans..I’m happy for her and I really hope she’s doing better, and that the people she is surrounded by care about her wellbeing and have her best interests at heart. And by the way I always liked that she doesnt always feel the need to put makeup on and stuff when she’s doing whatever she does on her off time. She’s like any other real person out there, except there are cameras and for that I say more power to her. I think that’s always been a part of her appeal..that she’s very human.

  14. Green is Good says:

    When was the last time Brit slept? Her face says no sleep, alcohol abuse and prescription pills.

  15. spinner says:

    Looks like she’s still hittin the drugs. HARD!!

  16. roguesiren says:

    The bodyguard is making the same claims others have made before him. This is not new. That she is an exhibitionist? check. That she is mentally unstable? Check (just look at her on her daily runs). If she was of sound mind there would not be a need for a conservatorship. What can this guy possibly say about Brittney that we don’t already know? Yeah, I do believe it. I don’t need anybody to point it out. Look at her daily pictures and tell me she doesn’t look crazy. Half of the time she doesn’t wear panties or a bra. And don’t get me started on the weave. Would you go out like that when paparazzi stalk you 24/7? Can you imagine the batcrazy shit she pulled in order for a grown woman to have her children taken away from her and her dad step in to handle her affairs? Nobody cares about this girl. Her parents live off of her, her attorneys, her employees, her agent, her publicist, etcetera.
    Her eyes are vacant. There is nothing there. What you see is a broken woman, and it’s sad.

  17. craigc says:

    this person is severely, mentally-ill

  18. Tired says:

    The judge did not tell her she was a habitual drug abuser for nothing!

    Brit has always hit the illegal drugs hard most of her life.

    Let’s face it the girl has some serious issues and I do believe the bodyguard because we have heard all of this before and then after she lost custody of her kids.

    There has to be some serious abuse for her to lose custody of her children and then only supervised visitation and of course if it were not for the conservatorship she would hardly see them.

    It is so rare that a judge will take custody away from the mother.

    I hope for her kids sake she stays under the conservatorship.

  19. Bill Hicks is God says:

    Poor thing…Looks like they’ve got her on Seroquel.

  20. Bill Hicks is God says:

    …along with god knows whatever else. Lithium too, probably.

  21. Jenna says:

    LOL @ Susan

    Brit has a mental disorder, of course she looks out of it. It’s common knowledge. So yeah, she’s going to do weird things. I feel for her because noone with a mental illness has control over their symptoms.

  22. alejandro says:

    My question is what does her father do exactly? Is the best he can do to help his daughter out when she runs around public looking like this just think what she does behind closed doors.

  23. KsGirl says:

    Observer – ITA with everything you said. Sometimes I wonder if it would help Britney to be forcibly removed from her life and sent with her sons to some remote area/island with no possibility of escape for a couple of years. She could be observed by trained shrinks who could step in if there was trouble with the kids, but she would also be forced to spend her time doing one thing – caring for her boys. I think of this almost like physically removing an addict from the source of their addiction. Maybe she could relearn how to be a normal person and mother instead of the weird half-life she lives now haunting coffee shops and getting her photo taken by paps.

    Love Angelina – The Sun is one of the big boys in the UK tabloid world and I wouldn’t be surprised if they were offering more than any US tabloids. I find the UK tabloids more hardcore (bloodthirsty, mercenary) than the US ones in general.

  24. citmyway says:

    I’ve not read all the comment so I’m not sure if anyone else noticed in the last picture if you look at her shirt it looks like she cut it herself. And might I add DIDN’T do a very good job of it. My 4 yr old could have done a better job. That’s a horrible outfit! I hate to always be putting her down but I just can’t find anything good to say. She always looks like she just rolled out of bed.

  25. Camille says:

    She looks like sh!t – as usual.

  26. 4REAL says:

    She always looks like hammered shit but, she’s REALLY been looking dead in the eyes lately.

  27. AD says:

    17- I agree with you. When celeb goss blogs, tabloids and the like feature her heavily to get more readers but mock her for being out of control, it shows a cruelty beyond reason. It is clear she is not well. It is clear she was pimped out by her parents at a yound age to be a performing chimp and is still being pimped out by her handlers. Regardless if Brit is a ‘mess’ or not she is great for business. The ‘shakedown’ taking place is imo being carried out by her father, management and record company. I am so sorry for her. I do hope that someone can help her find the strength to break free and live a happy life with her kids. One can see there is no joy in her current situation.

  28. Jacq says:

    She looks like she was crying and THAT is the type of stupid, tee-tiny purse that I was comparing Jennifer Love Hewitt’s to the other day.

  29. Judy says:

    OMG, she went out without makeup on and fixing her hair. Give it a break. From that you can tell she is boozing, doing drugs, is mentally insane LOL I will tell you who is insane, it is YOU reading all that crap into a picture that was taken without her fixing ehrself up. Her skin is a mess from all the makeup she has to wear. Her hair is because her hair stylist sucks, she doesn’t look like a drunk, slutty dope addict, you just want her too so you can post something mean lol

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