In Brief

Ex-bodyguard claims Britney Spears enjoyed orgies

Former minder already involved in lawsuit claims to have a ‘tell-all’ publishing deal

WHATEVER became of Britney Spears? Back in 1998 she was the fresh-faced spokesperson for chastity-loving US teens, declaring her intention to remain a virgin until she was married.

Come 2012 and her ex-bodyguard, Fernando Flores, who’s currently suing her for sexual harassment, is reportedly writing a book about her ‘wild’ lifestyle, including an enthusiasm for orgies and threesomes and a penchant for lesbianism - an amazing reversal of character.

Well, not quite. The wheels started to come of Britney’s virginity bus in 2002 when her ex-boyfriend Justin Timberlake ungallantly told a reporter: “She lost her virginity a while a go – and I should know.” Britney herself confirmed this a little over a year later when she told W magazine: "I've only slept with one person my whole life. I thought he was the one. But I was wrong."

A charming book published by the pop star’s own mother, Lynne Spears, in 2008 - by which point her daughter had been hospitalised for psychological, drug and alcohol problems - suggested that the virginal image had been a construct from the start. The book claimed the singer had lost her virginity in 1995 and been sexually active ever since.

And now comes Flores, the man who launched a lawsuit in 2010 claiming Spears had “sexually harassed” him by repeatedly stripping off in his presence.

The Sun claims today that Flores has struck a million-dollar deal to deliver a book to coincide with Spears’s third marriage, to Jason Trawick, 40. Flores, a former policeman, says the singer has “a huge sexual appetite” and that on her concert tours “anything-goes”.

Having been rolled over by her own mother and now, it seems, by her former minder, might Spears decide to play the game on her own terms and publish her own tell-all book? She could end the tabloid rumour-mongering and embrace an empowering new role as a sexually liberated 21st century woman. It’s a tactic that never did her friend Madonna any harm.

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