Spears settles paparazzi lawsuit
LOS ANGELES: Britney Spears has settled a lawsuit with a photographer who claimed she drove over his foot in 2007, People reported Wednesday.
The notice of settlement was filed Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court. The terms of the agreement were not released.
Photographer Ricardo Mendoza had originally sought more than $200,000 in damages from the Oct 2007 incident, in which Spears allegedly ran over his foot as she was driving her white Mercedes out of a Beverly Hills parking garage.
Earlier that day, a judge had temporarily suspended her rights to see her sons Preston, now 4, and Jayden, now 3.
Mendoza claimed the singer intentionally ran over his left foot and told the site that Spears's handlers should have been aware that she 'was not in the mental, emotional and/or physical condition to operate the subject motor vehicle in a safe and reasonable manner.'
Celebrity news website TMZ.com later auctioned off Mendoza's tire-stained sock and donated the money to charity.