Britney Spears settles lawsuit with bodyguard who says she got naked & farted

These are some new photos of Britney Spears and Jason Trawick taking Sean Preston and Jayden James to go bowling on 1/30. Those boys are growing up fast, and I dread the day they end up Googling their mother and seeing all of the strange behavior that led up to her 5150 hold (way back in 2008) not to mention the shaved head, the umbrella attack, the pink wig, and the crotch-baring outings with Paris Hilton. Thankfully, Britney is mostly “together” these days other than the occasional report of her acting spacey in a nail salon. She remains heavily medicated but still managed to pull off a (financially) successful world tour and is now preparing to marry Jason and, hopefully, live happily ever after.

However, a lingering reminder of more troubled times threatened to come to a head when Britney’s ex-bodyguard, Fernando Flores, filed a lawsuit that stated that Britney sexually harassed him (from February – May 2010). Amongst his claims were allegations that Britney walked around naked in front of him, tried to beckon him for sex, took a bunch of drugs, and persisted in burping, farting, and picking her nose to the point of excess. Some of these claims were believeable (especially since Britney has flashed all her good in public on more than one occasion), but Fernando crossed the line by alleging that Britney also beat her sons, had sex in front of them, and fed them foods to which they were allergic. Fernando insisted that he suffered “psychological damage, anxiety attacks, depression and insomnia” and wanted to collect $10 million in damages for his troubles. In an interesting move, Britney has now settled the lawsuit for an undisclosed amount:

Britney Spears has settled a lawsuit filed by Fernando Flores, a bodyguard who worked for her for a very short time — a bodyguard who claimed Britney was a sex-crazed maniac who came on to him and flashed him.

Sources close to Britney say the lawsuit is total B.S. — he worked for her for about a minute.

Nonetheless … Britney decided to end the lawsuit after going before a private mediator … and it’s officially case closed.

As for whether Britney paid Flores any loot … no one is talking. The terms of the settlement are confidential.

[From TMZ]

Okay, so Britney settled this lawsuit, but that doesn’t mean she’s admitting to sexually harassing Flores while he worked as her bodyguard. The vast majority of lawsuits settle, and they do so for a variety of reasons. Yes, Britney may have flashed this guy and probably picked her nose and farted in front of him a lot. Did she insist that he have sex with her? No one besides Britney and Flores will ever know the answer to that question. However and if we assume that Britney did not do so, I will proffer the theory that she settled this suit because she doesn’t want to deal with the hassle of a trial.

Going to court would have meant that Britney would have to potentially relive those years where her behavior was truly erratic. This would be a painful experience for her, and I think she’s really ready to move on with life. Since her conservatorship will end when she marries Jason in the near future, I think Britney wants a fresh start, and settling this long-running lawsuit is a part of that desire (although Sam Lufti’s lawsuit is still pending and has had the effect of pushing back Britney’s wedding date). Hopefully, she didn’t pay the guy anywhere near the $10 million he was asking the court to hand award him.

Photos courtesy of WENN

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  1. Grasshopper says:

    Why does she still live in la? You would think the first thing her dad would have done is to take her out of that environment!

    • Nicole says:

      She lives in Studio City. It’s not exactly a haven of bad behavior. It’s pretty mellow and low key. It’s not like she’s living in Hollywood. There plenty parts of LA county that are very average.

      • Michael says:

        She LIVED in Studio City about 2-3 years ago at The Summit (which is 10 mins from where I live), she has now moved to Calabasas (where the Kardashians live), it’s about 25 minutes from Hollywood. Studio City is literally touching Hollywood so the partying lifestyle, especially in the hills, is still very much prevalent there. Studio City isn’t some suburb in the outskirts if L.A./Hollywood, it’s literally 5 mins from all the clubs in Hollywood, lol.

      • testington says:

        Calabasas is NOWHERE NEAR Hollywood. Just look at a map, it is like 23 miles from the Hollywood. It’s not like she is in Mullholland Estates with Charlie and Paris where it is literally just a quick drive down the canyon to Chateau Marmont and such

      • steph m says:

        I grew up in Calabasas and I never EVER made it to Hollywood in 25 minutes. More like 45 minutes at the least. And even celebrities can’t beat LA traffic. Studio City is closer but I highly doubt she was living near a freeway entrance on Ventura. If she was south and in the foothills, that’s not exactly party city, either. I think she’s a relative homebody at this point, personally. You don’t live in Calabasas for the nightlife…

  2. Tapioca says:

    Wow, if nudity, burping, farting, and picking her nose to the point of excess resulted in him having “psychological damage, anxiety attacks, depression and insomnia”, then maybe “Bodyguard” isn’t really the ideal job for him?

    You need to be a bad-ass with a high tolerance to unsavoury crap to be a personal bodyguard and maybe this guy should go back to playing World of Warcraft in his Mom’s basement.

    (The abusing the kids stuff is BS, or K-Fed would’ve applied for custody. Full custody = more $$$)

    • kit says:

      Nobody forced this guy to stay in the job. He could have quit as soon as he felt uncomfortable, but its probably all bs and an easy way to make money for him.

    • Kathy says:

      ITA agree, especially with the third paragraph.

    • gee says:

      You make an excellent point about KFed. And I don’t doubt for a second that if he thought there was something up, he would try and get those kids.

    • marlee says:


    • The Bobster says:

      I won’t believe it without pictures, so let’s see them. Well, not all of them. I’ll pass on the nose-picking ones.

  3. Unfortunately, I was named in a lawsuit a few years ago. Disgruntled employee decided to sue the workplace and several individuals within in the workplace. I firmly believe we did not do anything wrong. Nothing. She was a nightmare with a ridiculous case.

    Well, the thing dragged on for about three years and lawyers were changed. We thought it was going to go to trial but in the homestretch, the workplace settled. When they did the math, it was cheaper in the long run.

    It leaves a horrible taste in my mouth because my name is on that case. The thing is, I hadn’t even worked for that place for 10 months when the case was filed. Sometimes settling is the easier route, even if you’re not wrong.

    • Anne says:

      Plus some lawsuits are totally bogus anyways. A few years back my father got into a car accident that was so minor that neither car was even scratched, never mind dented. Then the guy in the other car claimed physical and emotional damage and sued my father for $5 million.

      All kinds of crazies out there.

    • DesertRose says:

      A woman sued my family’s company claiming gender discrimination and sexual harassment. She was fired for being unable to physically do the work after she refused a transfer to the office from the lots. My uncle got a hair up his ass and decided to fight her, ended up spending close to 100k when he probably could have settled out for a year’s pay (48k). She didn’t get any money (and the court ordered her to pay his legal fees- as if)because every step of her termination had been documented. People looking to get rich for nothing.

  4. Shaniqua Nunyadambidness says:

    She looks clean! Yayyy, Britney!

    • Sumodo1 says:

      I know–miracle, right? Clean hair, face. Clean kids, dressed well. Whew! Can you imagine what all that took to get her to this place in time?

  5. Lauren says:

    Another low-life mooching off of Brit. K-Fed bodyguard is disgusting.

  6. CG says:

    I wonder if she settled because of the Sam Lufti thing? There was the story yesterday that said she can’t marry Jason yet because Sam will say “if she’s competent enough to marry someone, she’s competent enough to answer my lawsuit.” So maybe she settled this lawsuit because going to trial would have been a bad idea with Sam hanging around waiting to pounce.

  7. Cerulean says:

    Who knows. I believe some of it but not all of it. I do think she is still somewhat unstable all the time and hyper sexual during manic stages. She probably acted inappropriately. It’s not a stretch to imagine.

    I am less inclined about the beatings though there have many many reports about her lack of judgement and skills as a mother. No MOTY but all out physical abuse? Doubt.

  8. anytime says:

    i believe the bodyguard tbh. people quickly forgot (or, were made to forget, via her super imagemaker team taking over again) what a nasty mess she used to be. she was as gross as l.l.

  9. aenflex says:

    bless her soul

  10. Shelly says:

    Ugh. I hate that she had to settle with this loser. I don’t believe anything he said. I may have believed it if it had happened in 2007 when that creepy Lutfi dude had her drugged up, but in 2010? She was pretty much watched around the clock by her father and other handlers by then. I call BS.

  11. Toni says:

    The bodyguard’s claims sound believable and seem to corroborate the theory that when she’s not being kept busy working and taking her meds she goes back into trainwreck mode. Not sure ending the conservatorship so she can jump into a third marriage is such a hot idea.

  12. Darlene says:

    Her hair looks good, FINALLY. She is looking happy and healthy consistently for a while now. YAY!!!

  13. Abby says:

    She looks great!! I hope she’s finally got some peace in her life.

  14. Karen says:

    She is trying to load her kids into the van and get things done and some person is taking pics- you can see the look of disapproval and concern on her face, not a dead stare. Think about it, if she tells the paps to bugger off she’s labeled as crazy and if she smiles she’s a famewhore, and if she just looks normal, she’s labeled as looking like hell. No wonder she needs drugs.

  15. Jordan says:

    Hmmm, I wonder if her current or past bodyguards are getting ideas. I know it’s sometimes easier and cheaper to settle lawsuits, but it makes me mad that this guy is going to be able to retire and yet I work my ass off everyday (if he is lying). Life and our justice system isn’t fair.

  16. bonbon says:

    I give my husband psychological damage everyday then.

  17. Bodhi says:

    I think she looks fantastic. I wish that my body were that tight

  18. skuddles says:

    Oh dear, I don’t know what’s worse – being accused of bad-naked, public farting, or excessive nose picking? Poor Brit, true or not, what a thing to have to defend yourself against.

  19. Dee Cee says:

    Frankly.. it’s her house and her rules.. move on..

  20. boo says:

    I hate these litigious asshats who prefer to sue than work. My dad who is 84 had a fender bender with some woman who decided that she was so damaged, my poor dad was so worried that she would take his house that he was trying to find out if he could put it in his children’s name. Nothing happened, she got an attorney and his car insurance took care of it. But he went through so much trauma that I really wanted to kick her ass. I have had car wrecks where I was not at fault (not bad ones) and I go to the insurance company and they fix the car I don’t try to get a “settlement” for physical and emotional distress. WTF

  21. Sara says:

    I doubt Brit even made the decision to settle. Her Dad is still in control of everything, I have a feeling he is the one driving the bus in a big way. Poor Brit is still just a passenger.