In “Toxic: Britney Spears’ Battle For Freedom,” a CNN special report which debuted Sunday, a few of singer’s mates and former workers spoke out concerning the singer’s conservatorship and make clear what life has been like for Spears beneath the strict association.
Here are 5 takeaways.
After the conservatorship was put into place in 2008, Dan George was employed to handle the promotional tour for Spears’ album “Circus.” He mentioned that in the course of the six months he labored with Spears, “She could only read Christian books … Her phone was monitored.”
“I don’t know whether or not calls were recorded, but the use of a phone was very tightly controlled,” George defined.
“The conservatorship dictated to her who her doctors were going to be, which doctor she was going to see, how often she was going to see them, how long those sessions would be,” he added. “Every aspect of her medical care and not just her medical care was extremely, extremely controlled … Who she could see, who she could date, who she could be friends with was very, very tightly controlled.”
That management prolonged to these round Spears, George mentioned.
“If anyone were to express an opinion about the conservatorship, even just talking to a colleague or talking to Britney about it, you could lose your job. You’d be out the next day. Everyone’s supposed to keep their head down. Don’t ask questions. And that’s the way it is.”
Jamie Spears declined to touch upon the report about these specifics however his lawyer mentioned in an announcement, “Jamie loves Britney unwaveringly and wants only the best for her. He will never stop loving or supporting his daughter.”
Rosie O’Donnell tried to strive attain Spears through the years
The former talk-show host interviewed Spears quite a few instances through the years, and, O’Donnell mentioned, they developed an in depth relationship.
“I’ve reached out to her over the years, we haven’t connected, I always send notes. I heard sometimes when she would go to the Four Seasons they would say she’s coming to the Four Seasons and I would go down to the spa to see if I could bump into her, you know, to say, hey, kid, how you doing? You know, I just love her,” O’Donnell mentioned.
Britney Spears blames her former enterprise supervisor for her conservatorship
Sources near Spears instructed CNN that she blames Lou Taylor, her former enterprise supervisor who resigned final yr, for most of the points surrounding the conservatorship.
One supply mentioned, “Britney is aware and angered by the control exercised over her by Lou Taylor and her company which reaped millions of dollars from her estate.”
A lawyer for Taylor and her firm Tri-Star instructed CNN partly, “Ms. Taylor was not involved in the creation of a conservatorship.”
Adding they had been paid, “an industry-standard percentage” as Spears’ enterprise supervisor they usually have “nothing but fondness for Britney Spears and are proud to have served her faithfully for 12 years.”
Inside the 911 calls forward of testimony by Spears in June
“She wanted to begin to establish that she believed something illegal was happening and indeed that is what she said the next day, that she felt people involved in maintaining this conservatorship should go to jail,” Farrow instructed CNN.
Spears’ report label was not pleased with 1999 Rolling Stone cowl
The pop star’s former publicist, Rey Roldan instructed CNN that when he was managing publicity for Spears at Jive Records, the label was involved once they first noticed Spears, who was 17 on the time, pictured in a bra on the 1999 cowl of Rolling Stone.
“[The Rolling Stone cover] was something that we feared for a long time,” Roldan mentioned. (*5*)
Rolling Stone didn’t reply for remark.
CNN’s special report will re-air October 3.
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