Another Hit! Britney Spears sued for breaking dancer’s nose
The dancer is suing the pop star for serious physical and emotional damages including disfigurement to her nose
Britney Spears is reportedly being sued for allegedly breaking the nose of a backup dancer during a music rehearsal video shoot last August.
According to lawsuit filed Monday and obtained by E! News, backup dancer Dawn Noel claims that when Spears arrived for a California video shoot on Aug. 19, 2013, the pop star had backhanded her directly in the face during a reckless twirl.
The incident occurred during the shooting for Spears’ music video "Work B***h."
In the complaint, Noel claims Spears had arrived for the rehearsal "in a disheveled and confused state."
She said that although the choreography involving the 32-year-old singer had been “fairly basic,” Spears “was having difficulty learning the moves, performing dance steps and following simple directions.”
Noel dancer claims that after about a half hour of rehearsing, the pop star "twirled in an unbalanced and reckless manner, arms extended out to her sides and forcefully backhanded" her directly in the face.
The blow to the nose was so strong that it made a “cracking sound" that was audible to other dancers, according to the lawsuit.
The Philadelphia-born dancer filed suit after Spears’ representatives and the Reign Deer Entertainment company allegedly failed to honor a promise to foot the bill of the medical treatment for the injury.
Noel, whose resume includes a Ricky Martin music video and TV performances with Beyonce and Mariah Carey, is demanding a jury trial.
She is suing for serious physical and emotional damages including disfigurement to her nose. The dancer is also suing for severe emotional distress and anxiety.