Fernando Flores, once employed as Britney Spears' bodyguard, may have sued the erratic pop singer back in September 2010, but with newly released court documents, the events leading up to the sexual harassment accusations have come to light.
Accusing Spears of summoning him to her room for the sole purpose of showing off her naked body, Flores' complaint goes on to call his former boss "mentally unstable" with a long list of "obnoxious personal habits."
Because you're probably most interested in Britney Spears' personal habits, here's what she's been accused of doing:
- chain smoking
- picking her nose and passing gas
- failing to bathe, use deodorant and brush her teeth
- using vulgar speech
- ingesting drugs
- requesting that she be called "Jennifer" and "Queen Bee"
- walking around without shoes or socks and in circles
Spears' lawyers have fired back, requesting the court strike these statements from Fernando Flores' complaint, calling them irrelevant.
They certainly have a point, given that this lawsuit has primarily been billed as one alleging sexual harassment.
However, Flores also alleges he suffered from intentional infliction of emotional distress (IIED) while acting as Britney Spears' bodyguard.
To prove IIED, a defendant must have engaged in outrageous conduct, which is conduct that is "so extreme as to exceed all bounds of that usually tolerated in a civilized community."
He's likely trying to argue that the above conduct fulfills this definition.
Unfortunately, though the alleged behavior is odd and disgusting, it's probably not severe enough to support a claim, especially since, given her unstable past, Fernando Flores likely knew what he was getting into when he signed up to be Britney Spears' bodyguard.
- Britney Spears' former bodyguard claims star was obnoxious, often unkempt and using drugs (New York Post)
- Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress (FindLaw)
- Fernando Flores Sues Britney Spears for Sexual Harassment (FindLaw's Celebrity Justice)