Pop princess Britney Spears filled a $10 million libel lawsuit against the US Weekly magazine, for fabricating a story which claims that Britney and her husband dancer Kevin Federline made a sex tape and worried it may go public.
The couple filled the suit at in Los Angeles Superior Court and seeks $10 million in damages against the magazine over the story, which ran in the publication's "HOTstuff" column in October.
The article, titled "Brit & Kev: Secret Sex Tape? New parents have a new worry: racy footage from 2004" and published one month after Spears gave birth to her baby boy Sean Preston, claimed that Spears and Federline told their lawyers "a member of their entourage had threatened to release raunchy footage of the two" and that Spears feared that "an X-rated tape starring the two may go public."
Spears' lawyer, Martin Singer, was quoted telling Web site TMZ.com that "Britney has finally decided to take a stand to put a stop to people fabricating these malicious lies about her."
Nevertheless, a spokeswoman for the magazine said: "Us Weekly has a credible source, and we stand by our reporting."
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