Britney Spears has revealed her true feelings about seeing documentaries being made about her life, saying she’s “humiliated” by the shows.
In a since-deleted Instagram post, the singer went on a lengthy tirade about the number of TV specials focusing on her conservatorship battle.
“I feel like America has done a wonderful job at humiliating me,” she told fans.
“I’ve never felt more bullied in my life in this country it’s insane ... and come on seriously is it honestly legal to do that many documentaries about someone without their blessing at all??”
She said the producers of such documentaries claimed they were “helping” her by making private details of her life public.
“It was the most insulting thing I ever saw in my life and every person I have spoken to has said it’s why the conservatorship ended.”
However, Britney also said it was her effort that ended the 13-year conservatorship in November last year and she was offended by other people taking the credit.
“Making up for some of my past, they literally have no remorse at all,” she wrote.
“They have always treated my like that, literally that’s exactly what my family did to me. They threw me away and treated me like nothing.”
Spears also claimed no other star has been subject to the hounding by the public and media as she has.
"Coolest guy ever!!! Such a freaking fan… I was so stupid!!!" Spears wrote in the caption.
She and Egerton, 32, appeared to be fast friends as they posed for a photo with their arms around each other. In one clip, he could be seen hugging the Britney Jean artist from behind.
"You gotta get your hands off my wife," Asghari, 28, joked as he turned the camera on himself.
Britney Spears won’t be sitting for her dad’s so-called “revenge deposition,” a judge ruled Wednesday.
The Los Angeles County judge stuck to the court’s tentative order at an afternoon hearing and spared the “Toxic” singer the in-person grilling sought by her dad Jamie Spears. Britney’s lawyer Mathew Rosengart argued it would leave his client “re-traumatized.”
In her ruling from the bench, Judge Brenda Penny said the pop star “likely lacks” any relevant knowledge about her dad’s disputed conduct, including his alleged spying scheme first reported by a whistleblower in the The New York Times. She said Jamie’s lawyers have “alternative” ways to obtain the answers they seek without placing an “unwarranted burden” on the superstar.
“For example, the topic of surveillance is well within the scope of the pending petition objecting to payments related to unauthorized surveillance, however, Mr. Spears is likely to receive the same and possibly further responses through other means of discovery,” Judge Penny said.
Jamie sought to depose his daughter about what he calls the “unsubstantiated claims” made against him as he seeks court approval for his handling of her finances dating back to 2019 and permission to bill her estate for his ongoing legal fees. Britney is fighting those approvals, claiming her dad bullied her and mismanaged her estate while purportedly working with a security firm to surveil her private communications and bug her bedroom.
At a hearing two weeks ago, Rosengart said Jamie was essentially seeking a “revenge deposition” amid the ongoing legal war. He argued his client has no firsthand knowledge of her dad’s alleged misdeeds because she was kept in the dark during her nearly 14-year conservatorship that was terminated last November.
“Whether (Jamie Spears) believes it or not, his daughter feels traumatized by what she went through at his hands for more than a decade,” Rosengart argued Wednesday. “He is free to believe that his flesh and blood is lying. She isn’t, but he’s free to believe that. What would a decent human being do under those circumstances? What would a decent father do? He would say, ‘That is what my daughter believes. I love my daughter.’ He has told the world that he loves his daughter. If that is true, not only should he accept the court’s ruling, he should withdraw his motion. It’s what a decent man would do.”
In a subsequent ruling Wednesday, Judge Penny denied Jamie’s motion to obtain records from Kroll Associates, the investigative firm that determined Jamie paid himself more than $6.3 million from his daughter’s estate between 2008 and the end of 2020.
Jamie’s lawyer, Alex Weingarten, argued against the court’s rulings, saying he was “flabbergasted” by the proposition Jamie is not entitled to discovery from his daughter or her investigative firm amid his effort to be “vindicated.” He then defended Jamie’s record, saying the conservatorship is the reason Britney “is where she is today.”
“Mr. Spears is proud, and will remain proud, of what he did for – not to – what he did for his daughter, protecting her from svengalis and Rasputins and other unscrupulous people who were seeking to glom on to her fame. He protected her beautifully for 13 years,” Weingarten told the court. “He did nothing wrong.”
Judge Penny listened quietly, stuck to her rulings and then moved on, turning to Rosengart’s still-pending motions to depose Tri Star executives Robin Greenhill and Lou Taylor, the managers hired by Jamie to oversee Britney’s professional endeavors during her conservatorship. The judge said she considered Rosengart’s subpoenas seeking documents from Tri Star related to Jamie’s alleged spying to be fair game, but the hearing ran out of time in the middle of a rebuttal argument from one of Tri Star’s lawyers. The court set a date of Aug. 24 for a follow-up hearing on that matter.
“Judge Penny’s tentative ruling was clear – discovery is going to be restricted to events and fees relevant to the 12th Accounting, just as Tri Star had requested. In short, today was a great day for Tri Star – whatever Ms. Spears’s counsel may have tried to spin on the courthouse steps. We look forward to being deposed, advancing this process and ensuring that the full truth is finally shared,” Tri Star lawyer Scott Edelman said in a statement to Rolling Stone after the hearing.
Greenhill and Taylor have been fighting the subpoenas for nearly a year. According to Rosengart, Taylor was working in lockstep with Jamie back in 2008 when Britney’s controversial conservatorship first got off the ground. The lawyer claims Tri Star unjustly enriched itself with money from Britney’s estate, making more than $18 million in an alleged sweetheart deal. And he claims evidence shows Greenhill took part in surveillance of Britney’s private communications.
Rosengart zeroed in on Greenhill after she was singled out in the blockbuster statements made by former Spears security staffer Alex Vlasov in the New York Times documentary Controlling Britney Spears.
According to Vlasov, Greenhill actually proposed the plan to “mirror” Britney’s iCloud account to keep tabs on her text messages, notes, call logs, browser history, and photographs. He said Jamie Spears and Greenhill were on a group chat with his boss, Edan Yemini, head of the security company Black Box, tracking Britney’s personal life.
“Edan would bring me text messages Britney would have, and he would ask me to encrypt those messages and give it to him so he could pass it on to Robin and Jamie,” Vlasov said. “They would also monitor conversations with her friends, with her mom, with her lawyer Sam Ingham.”
Vlasov claimed that at one point, Yemini “had an audio recording device put into Britney’s bedroom.”
In a Nov. 4 sworn statement accompanying her motion to quash the subpoenas, Greenhill claimed “no one at Tri Star has ever suggested monitoring Ms. Spears’ electronic communications.” She also denied any knowledge of a “hidden electronic surveillance device placed in Ms. Spears’ bedroom.” She and Taylor suggested Rosengart’s request for records dating back 14 years was “grossly overbroad” because Tri Star wasn’t involved in Britney’s career or the creation of the conservatorship in early February 2008.
“Tri Star played whatsoever in suggesting the establishment of the conservatorship,” Greenhill wrote.
According to Rosengart and his co-counsel Kyle Freeny, Greenhill’s statements were false. In a July 1 sworn statement, Freeny told the court that Black Box had produced Word documents containing screenshots of Britney’s text messages, and that Yemini had shared the texts with Jamie and Greenhill via email between 2016 and 2019.
The lawyers also supplied the court with a Jan. 1, 2008, email that Jamie’s lawyer Geraldine Wyle sent to Taylor discussing the best time to file for the conservatorship.
“Lou, We have run into a problem with our judge selection — the only judge who will be able to hear our case on Friday is the one [judge] who will not give Jamie the power to administer psychotropic drugs to B. The first time she is off the bench is Wednesday. That is the first safe day to be in court on this matter,” Wyle wrote in the email a month before Britney’s conservatorship was granted. “If we go earlier, all of this work could well be for virtually nothing.”
In a subsequent email to Jamie Spears on Jan. 17, 2008, Taylor wrote that she already had spoken to others about Andrew Wallet, the man who ultimately became Jamie’s co-conservator. “He and tri star will serve as co’s w you,” Taylor wrote, meaning her company would join Wallet as another co-conservator. That never happened.
“Tri Star’s own internal emails — obtained from a third party — demonstrate that Tri Star’s Lou Taylor played a substantial role in Ms. Spears’ affairs prior to and in the early days of the conservatorship,” Rosengart told the court in a July 1 filing.
Lawyers for Tri Star and Greenhill countered that the Taylor emails as well as the alleged documents from Black Box had not been authenticated and amounted to hearsay.
Britney Spears and Sam Asghari are offering a first glimpse into their wedding day.
The day after PEOPLE confirmed the couple tied the knot on Thursday evening, the pop star, 40, and the actor-model, 28, released photos of their ceremony.
The couple wed in front of about 60 guests — including famous friends Madonna, Paris Hilton, Kathy Hilton and Drew Barrymore — in Los Angeles.
Spears wore a gown by famed fashion house Versace and walked down the aisle to Elvis Presley's "Can't Help Falling in Love," according to sources.
"Britney walked herself down the aisle. She looked absolutely stunning in her main dress," an insider tells PEOPLE. "She cried happy tears at some moments."
The insider added that the "Toxic" singer kept the same hair and makeup look throughout the evening, but changed her outfit three times. During the reception, she also tore up the dance floor with Madonna.
A second source tells PEOPLE that the party wrapped by 11:30 p.m., and the newlyweds were whisked away in a white Rolls Royce with a classic "Just Married" sign on the back.
"It ended up being the happiest night for Britney. She wanted a fairytale wedding and she got it. Britney looked stunning," the source says. "She is very excited to be married. She looks forward to a future with Sam."
Ahead of the ceremony, the source had revealed Spears had been envisioning her wedding day for nearly nine months.
"Britney started planning and dreaming about her wedding shortly after she got engaged in November," the insider said. "It's a huge deal to her that she is finally able to get married. She wants it to be perfect."
In a recent interview with GQ, Asghari said that he sought help from his sisters and a friend while shopping for an engagement ring, as he didn't want anything "super big and super celebrity."
"I want it to represent something. I want it to come from my heart and I want it to go to someone that wasn't a big jeweler," he said. "It was a big company, but it was a company that was willing to do it the way that I wanted it. So I designed a really beautiful ring. It's a princess cut, for a real life princess."
Asghari said Spears was shocked by the proposal, and although he wanted to get permission from Jayden and Sean and family, he did not, as he did not tell anyone his proposal plan in advance.
"I didn't want anybody to know and anybody to interfere in any way whatsoever so it was between me and her," he said.