SEOUL, South Korea – Three men hired to guard Britney Spears have filed a lawsuit claiming they worked long hours and were not paid overtime.
The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in Superior Court, names three companies -- Britney Brands Inc., Britney Touring Inc. and Team Tours Inc. -- as responsible for not properly compensating former bodyguards Lonnie Jones, Randy Jones and Silas Dukes.
Together, the three men are seeking damages exceeding $25,000 for unpaid wages and benefits, their lawyer, Daniel Emilio, said Wednesday.
Messages left at the office of the 24-year-old pop singer's publicist, Leslie Sloane Zelnik, weren't immediately returned.
Randy Jones and Dukes worked 12- to 16-hour shifts and were required to be on call 24 hours a day during trips with Spears, according to the lawsuit. Lonnie Jones worked 12-hour shifts, the lawsuit said.
The trio claimed they were only paid a "straight salary," missed meals and didn't receive overtime pay.
Hired in 2004, the men claim they were laid off on Nov. 30, 2005, without receiving a final paycheck.