Nyla has done as much for her cred as that 'Crossroads' film....

BRITNEY SPEARS‘ crumbling reputation has taken a further blow with the news that her NEW YORK restaurant is $400,000 in debt.

The now -closed Nyla is in debt to dozens of creditors, with unpaid amounts ranging from $72,000 to the property landlord to $101,000 for the installation of a staircase.

After being plagued by problems and bad reviews claiming poor food and service, the restaurant flopped and shut its doors seven months after opening in June 2002.

Owned by Britney ‘s Pinky Enterprise , the pop star’s representatives quickly worked to distance her from the failing venture. Yet she remains listed as one of the four partners.