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A former bodyguard for Britney Spears has defended the singer's reputation after she was accused of sexual harassment by an ex-employee.

Fernando Flores accused the Toxic hitmaker of exposing herself and making sexual advances towards him while he worked for her, in a shocking new lawsuit filed in Los Angeles on Wednesday (08Sep10).

Flores also brought Spears' parenting skills into question after claiming he once witnessed the star "savagely hit" her son Sean Preston with a belt. The accusations prompted an investigation by Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services earlier this year (10), with officials rejecting the claims in July (10).

Earlier this week (begs06Sep10), a representative for the superstar dismissed the "unfortunate" case as a way for Flores to "make a name for himself".

And another former Spears staffer, bodyguard Mark Chinapen, who worked for the pop star between 2007 and 2008, has also slammed the allegations.

He tells E! Online, "In our time with Britney, we've never seen anything in a negative sense.

"If there was an issue, we would have said something to her or authorities when it came to the kids. But we never saw anything negative. It (work) was very normal. Starbucks runs, going for lunch, driving, shopping, buying clothes, and going out to events. That's it.

"Britney is one of those people that likes to conduct her own business and go around and do her thing around town. She's not looking for someone to be in her face 24/7, just someone to assist when they're needed."