Pop singer Britney Spears has been hit with a lawsuit in connection with an incident in which a dancer allegedly broke her nose during production on Spears' music video for "Work Bitch." E! News reports that Spears is accused of battery and negligence.
"In the complaint obtained by E! News, Dawn Noel claims that when Spears arrived for the video shoot in Woodland Hills, Calif., on Aug. 19, 2013, the 32-year-old pop star was 'in a disheveled and confused state," the story reports. "She adds that, 'although the choreography involving Britney Spears was fairly basic, she was having difficulty learning the moves, performing dance steps and following simple directions.'"
The report adds: "Noel says that after about a half hour of rehearsing, Spears 'twirled in an unbalanced and reckless manner, arms extended out to her sides and forcefully backhanded' her directly in the face."
The lawsuit reportedly adds that other dancers heard "a cracking sound" as Noel's nose broke.
"Noel says she saw a doctor later that day and was promised by Spears' reps and the Reign Deer Entertainment company that her medical bills would be paid," the article reports. "However, Noel claims that she was later told that the bills would not be paid, which is why she ultimately filed the suit."
Noel wants a jury trial, E! News reports, adding that she is suing for "serious physical and emotional damages including disfigurement to her nose as well as severe emotional distress and anxiety."