Pop star Britney Spears, who has been thrust into the spotlight for months over news of her tense conservatorship battle, claimed that the most recent documentary depicting her life is “not true.”
Toxic: Britney Spears’ Battle for Freedom, a documentary made by CNN, allegedly spurred the singer to post a video of herself on Instagram to disparage the narrative shown in the film.
“It’s really crazy guys…I watched a little bit of the last documentary and I hate to inform you but a lot of what you heard is not true!!!” Spears wrote. “I really try to disassociate myself from the drama!!! Number one…that’s the past!!! Number two…can the dialogue get any classier??? Number three…wow they used the most beautiful footage of me in the world!!! What can I say…the EFFORT on their part!!!”
Shortly after, the mother of two deleted the post and reposted it with a revised caption, one that removed the phrase “not true.” Instead, she replaced it with the words “I must say I scratched my head a couple of times!!!”
The post came just hours after her lawyer Mathew Rosengart told the Los Angeles Superior Court that Spears’ father, Jamie Spears, had secretly recorded conversations in her bedroom.
“Specifically, the [New York] Times reported that [Jamie] and others ‘ran an intense surveillance apparatus that monitored [Ms. Spears’s] communications’ and also evidently captured attorney-client communications with her prior lawyer…a sacrosanct part of the legal system,” Rosengart stated.
It was also reported that the recordings included conversations between Britney and her teenage sons, Sean Preston and Jayden James. Recording minors are a felony under California law, as underage individuals cannot give permission to be recorded.
In response to to the allegations, a lawyer for Jamie issued a statement that read, “All of his actions were well within the parameters of the authority conferred upon him by the court. His actions were done with the knowledge and consent of Britney, her court-appointed attorney, and/or the court. Jamie’s record as conservator—and the court’s approval of his actions—speak for themselves.”
Art Daniella Sison