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Wednesday, June 7, 2000

Indecent proposal

Businessman offers Britney $17 million for sex

LONDON -- Stunned pop star Britney Spears has had an indecent proposal of $17 million (Cdn.) to go to bed with an infatuated American businessman.

The 19-year-old singer flatly refused the offer and vows to remain a virgin until her wedding night.

In an interview with the London Sun, no relation to the Calgary Sun, the teen pop sensation said she was flabbergasted.

"It's a disgusting offer," she said. "He should go and have a cold shower and leave me alone."

Spears said the incident was appalling.

"It's outrageous how a man like that can offer something which is totally unacceptable," she said.

Spears said no amount of money would entice her to go to bed with anyone before her wedding night.

"I don't believe in sex before marriage. I go out with boys and we kiss, but that is it," she said. "I want to wait until I get married before I sleep with anyone."

The unnamed man made his approach through the singer's record label, Jive.

Spears, who shot to fame with the hit single, Baby One More Time, is due to start a world tour in two weeks.

Her new album Oops ... I Did It Again! hit No. 1 in Canada, the U.S. and Britain.

- Calgary Sun