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A Japanese software engineer has filed suit against the sultry pop diva Britney Spears, claiming she caused him "extreme emotional distress."

Masahiko Shizawa, a wealthy software entrepreneur from Yokohama, claims Spears' security team pulled out a piece and traumatized him in a recent encounter. Spears' muscle is said to have confronted him on a street. The lawsuit was filed on Thursday in a Los Angeles court. Now here's the catch.

Shizawa happens to have a nasty history of following Spears wherever the Oops one goes. Just two weeks ago, a judge handed down a restraining order against the coder, banning him from coming near Spears for the next three years.

Shizawa is said to have allegedly sent hundreds of letters to Spears and to have popped up at the front door of her Los Angeles home. Spears once reached an out of court settlement with Shizawa in which he agreed to stop contacting her. But, of course, he started sending letters again, and she took the matter to court.

The Japanese man's lawyer Simon Robert Hiller has argued that the whole thing is simply a "cultural misunderstanding."

This after he mailed tender missives such as "I'm chasing you."

Maybe Shizawa is just trying to come to grips with the same shocking news that has plagued us all. Britney is not a virgin. ®

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