Britney Spears is facing legal troubles this week after a former backup dancer filed suit against her for a broken nose.
The dancer, Dawn Noel, claims she was working on the set of Spears’ video, “Work Bitch”, when Spears showed up “in a disheveled and confused state.” The suit states that “although the choreography involving Britney Spears was fairly basic, she was having difficulty learning the moves, performing dance steps and following simple directions.” Noel claims that Spears did an uneven turn and backhanded her in the face, breaking her nose with an audible crunch, and that she was promised compensation for her medical bills, which never happened.
Noel is suing for battery and negligence and reportedly wants to see the case go to trial, saying she suffered emotional and physical distress. It is unclear at this time what her monetary demands are, but the complaint states that the injury prevented her from working and from seeking future work. She says she attempted to finish the rehearsal but was in so much pain she made a trip to the doctor, where she was told she would need surgery.
Spears has famously had a tumultuous few years, but has gotten her career back on track with brand new songs, a new tour, and a Vegas residency.
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