London, Jun 4 : Pop princess Britney Spears' ex love rat Adnan Ghalib has been receiving death threats after it came to light that he is planning on selling a sex-tape featuring the singer.
The celebrity photographer said that he was the target of a fierce backlash among Spears' loyal fans.
A fact which came to light when he was stabbed, once it was known that the 26-year-old singer's video, performing a private striptease for him, wearing just a pink wig, was going to hit the web.
He has now had to go into hiding, and he has also taken a break from work to escape the fury of Spears' fans.
"I have had many calls about it from all over the world. In light of the constant calls about the sex tape and threats, I'm taking a break from the industry and keeping a low profile," Daily Star quoted 35-year-old Adnan, as saying.
A very wise decision on his part, as he was stabbed in the arm in April by fans who were venting their fury at him and fearing that he was leading her astray.
"Yes I was injured by an attacker. This is still being investigated," he said.
Even with the threats and attack on him, Ghalib still added his opinion about it.
"I can't say much about the cowardly attack other than: a) you better come a lot stronger than that if you want to make a point and b) most will be surprised by those behind it," he stated.
The fury of the fans all started when the photographer planned to put a clip of Britney stripping onto the net, to attract potential buyers for the full two-hour video, which he would then sell to the highest bidder.
The video had been made on a weekend trip to Mexico when the couple were inseparable.
"At the time Adnan was the most stable influence in Britney's life. But as soon as her dad Jamie was on the scene, it was the beginning of the end," a source added.