Britney’s family have done it again… will she ever really be free?
Seriously though, when will Kevin Federline and the rest of Britney’s family leave her alone?!
It’s been just under 10 months since Britney was freed from the gruelling conservatorship that saw her stripped of her rights for 13 long years, but her family have done anything but leave her alone. In fact, they’ve only used that time to further exploit Britney for their own personal gain.
In January, Jamie Lynn released her tell-all memoir, Things I Should Have Said, embarking on a rigorous press tour that culminated in Britney issuing a cease and desist letter to her sister.
That same month, former FBI agent Sherine Ebadi alleged that Jamie Spears had spied on Britney without her knowledge, encouraging others to do the same. According to Ebadi, Jamie “engaged in and directed others to engage in unconscionable violations of [Britney’s] privacy and civil liberties”. The documentary Controlling Britney Spears also claimed that Jamie had placed a recording device in Britney’s bedroom that captured over 180 hours of audio.
Alex Vlasov, who made the allegations in the film, was “personally debriefed and interviewed” by Ebadi in line with documents that were part of a wider court filing accusing Jamie of taking more than $6million (€5.8million) from Britney’s estate.
Ebadi, who worked for the FBI for over 10 years, also alleged that her findings “raise criminal implications” for Jamie, who acted as Britney’s conservator until a judge terminated the arrangement in November last year.
Last month, Britney called out her mother, Lynne, for allegedly shunning her, lying to her and exploiting her while pretending to be a model parent. Later in the lengthy Instagram post, Britney claimed that Lynne had acted like she “had no idea what was going on” when the conservatorship began, despite already being aware of the arrangement for several weeks. “You abused me,” Spears wrote. “Yes I will say it and it blows my mind that you still play the prayer loving mom.”
Then this week, Britney’s ex-husband Kevin Federline gave his first public interview on the matter, speaking to ITV News and ruffling quite a few feathers in the process. According to KFed, the conservatorship actually “saved” Britney’s life. “Jamie Spears came to me and was like, pretty much, I don’t know what to do, I want to help. My daughter, I want to help,” Federline told ITV.
“I mean this is… I saw a man that really cared and really cares about his family and wanting everything to be ok,” he continued. “100% I feel like he saved her back then.” His comments are in stark contrast to Britney’s, who has described her father’s relationship with her as abusive.
Federline also commented on the nature of his sons’ relationships with Britney, admitting that her social media has caused some problems for their teenagers Jayden and Preston. “I apologise for them, to them, for them because I can’t imagine how it feels to be a teenager, having to go to high school,” he said. “Who knows how many people ask them about it or talk to them about it?
“And I try to explain to them, look, maybe [it’s] just another way she tries to express herself but it doesn’t take away from the fact that what it does to them, it’s tough.” According to Federline, their sons are “not seeing [Britney] right now” and haven’t done for months, also deciding to forgo her wedding to Sam Asghari earlier this summer.
After a trailer for the ITV interview aired over the weekend, Britney responded by sharing her own statement on Instagram. “It saddens me to hear that my ex-husband has decided to discuss the relationship between me and my children… as we all know, raising teenage boys is never easy for anyone,” she wrote.
“It concerns me the fact that the reason is based on my Instagram… it was LONG before Instagram… I gave them everything… only one word: HURTFUL.”
Asghari also addressed the interview, saying, “There is no validity to [Kevin’s] statement regarding the kids distancing themselves and it is irresponsible to make that statement publicly.”
“To clarify my wife has never posted a nude selfie except of her butt which is quite modest these days. All other posts were implied nudity which can be seen in any ad for lotion or soap,” Asghari commented.
“The boys are very smart and will be 18 soon to make their own decisions and may eventually realise the ‘tough’ part was having a father who hasn’t worked much in over 15 years as a role model.
“Kevin’s gravy train will end soon which probably explains the timing of these hurtful statements. I do not know him personally and have nothing against him aside [from] him choosing to vilify my wife.
“His character is revealed by approval of the cruel 13 year [conservatorship] and his loyalty to Jamie indicates his approval at time of its conception as well,” he continued.
Asghari followed that up with a second post a couple of hours later, writing, “I wish him the best and hope he has a more positive outlook in the future for benefit of all invovled But for now: Keep my wife’s name… out your mouth.”
This comes mere months after Britney said that her entire family “should all be in jail” for what they did to her. “It still blows my mind every day I wake up how my family and the conservatorship were able to do what they did to me… it was demoralising and degrading!!!! I’m not even mentioning all the bad things they did to me which they should all be in jail for… yes, including my church-going mother,” she wrote on Instagram back in November. “I’m used to keeping [the] peace for the family and keeping my mouth shut… but not this time. I have NOT FORGOTTEN and I hope they can look up tonight and know EXACTLY WHAT I MEAN.”
Her 13-year-long conservatorship may have come to an end, but it’s clear that Britney’s fight for peace continues and with her family tearing her down at any given opportunity, it seems fair to question whether she’ll ever be truly free.