Britney Spears' minder MAURICE ELDRIDGE has been accused of tearing up a newspaper reporter's notes after catching him chatting with the sexy singer's grandmother.

Elderly JUNE A SPEARS, 73, was reportedly enjoying an innocent conversation about fishing with WASHINGTON POST journalist REILLY CAPPS when Eldridge spotted him and went over.

According to British tabloid THE DAILY SPORT, the burly minder proceeded snatched notes made by Capps and tore them up.

When Capps and his newspaper demanded an apology from the OOPS!...I DID IT AGAIN star's people, they reportedly received back the destroyed notes.

10/09/2003 13:48