Britney Spears sued by dancer over broken nose

Britney Spears is being sued by a dancer who claims the Baby One More Time singer broke her nose during a rehearsal then refused to pay her medical bills, NBC News reported.

Britney Spears, pictured in March, is being sued by a dancer who says the singer broke her nose. Credit: Reuters

Dawn Noel filed the lawsuit in in Los Angeles Superior Court yesterday, claiming she was injured in August last year during a rehearsal for Spears' video for her single Work Bitch.

Noel claims the 32-year-old singer arrived "in a disheveled and confused state" and had difficulty with "fairly basic" dance moves.

The complaint alleges: "Britney twirled in an unbalanced and reckless manner, arms extended out to her sides, and forcefully backhanded (Noel) in the face."

According to the complaint, Spears and her management firm Reign Deer Entertainment initially agreed to pay the dancer's medical bills but later advised her that they would not pay for her treatment, the suit alleges.