Britney Spears is caught up in a new legal mess over a perfume deal.
The Toxic singer has been named in a $10 million (£6.25 million) lawsuit filed by the bosses of a branding company, who claim they set the star up with a lucrative deal with cosmetics firm Elizabeth Arden and weren't paid.
Lawyers for Brand Sense Partners, Llc officials claim their clients had a deal in place with Spears, which would entitle them to 35 per cent of the singer's profits in return for securing a perfume contract with Elizabeth Arden.
According to the suit obtained by Tmz.com, Spears and her father defrauded Brand Sense by entering into a secret deal with Elizabeth Arden.