Britney Spears Settles in Paparazzi Foot-Squishing Case

Celebuzz / October 21, 2009

Britney Spears received a very expensive driving lesson on Monday.

E! Online reports that the “Womanizer” singer has settled a lawsuit brought against her by paparazzo Ricardo Mendoza, who maintains that Brit-Brit ran over his foot with her car outside a Beverly Hills medical building in 2007.

The amount of the settlement was not disclosed, but Mendoza had been asking for $230,000 in damages and medical expenses.

In rebuttal papers filed in the case, Spears’ attorney Benjamin C. Alvarez characterized Mendoza as a “self-serving, profit-hungry paparazzo” who “positioned and placed himself in the roadway in front of Ms. Spears’ vehicle.”

Well, that’s one way to make a living in this troubled economy.

Let us know in the comments section: Do you think Britney should have settled?