Britney Spears Prisoner?
I have been following up on the Britney Spears situation, so this post goes out to the people who know her and might actually be in a situation to assist her.
I don't like to speculate about the lives of celebrities, but we are told Britney is all healed up right? She is back on stage singing provocative songs like F.U.C.K ME (If you seek Amy) and other numbers. Her body is back in shape and she is on tour. Things are fine right?
The problem is I don't know that things are fine. Britney who fought for custody of her boys, even going so far as to have an armed standoff with the police to keep them with her gave up custody of the boys last year. Kevin Federline now has sole custody and Britney has visitation rights, sort of.
[quote]Spears currently has monitored, twice-a-week visitation with her boys, as well as one overnight-a-week.
She lost all visitation rights in January she was hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.[/quote]
Twice a week supervised visitation. and one overnight a week, which I imagine is also supervised?
Britney does not have control of her own money. She is well enough to perform like a trained doll in front of the audience, but she is not well enough to have control of her money? Shouldn't people be asking questions about this?
[quote]Britney Spears' life under her dad's conservatorship is like "prison," a lawyer for her former manager, Sam Lutfi, charged today in a hearing at L.A. Superior Court.
John Anderson testified he was contacted by another lawyer, John Eardley, to represent Britney in her fight against the conservatorship (which gives Jamie Spears control over her personal and financial affairs). He also says Jamie's control is causing the singer "emotional distress [that is ongoing] now."[/quote]
I hate that picture of her. The look does not suit.
[quote]Jamie filed for a restraining order against both men earlier this year, claiming they had harassed Britney, 27.
The ruling follows evidence given by Jamie and Britney's hairstylist and bodyguard, who all claimed the 'Womanizer' singer was scared of Lutfi.
Last month, Britney's former boyfriend paparazzi photographer Adnan Ghalib was also given a three-year restraining order barring him from seeing the star.[/quote]
So based on the word of her dad, and a hair dresser, Britney Spears who is 27 years old, almost 30 has no say in who can come near her, and she has no control of her money. Yet she is ok enough to be prancing around on stage like a blank doll?
This next bit I found really worrisome.
[quote] “[Britney] told me she wanted to get a hold of Sam,” said Christina, 25, whose brother had once been Spears’s manager. “She wanted him to help her find a lawyer, and wanted someone to get a prepaid cell phone to her. She was scared because her father was blackmailing her with visitation rights over her kids.” Spears allegedly told Christina to meet her on the fifth floor gym of the Peninsula Hotel on Jan. 16. When Christina arrived, Spears was working out with her mother while a bodyguard stood nearby. But they rendezvoused in a sauna where Christina gave her a phone, saying it was from Sam and ex-boyfriend Adnan Ghalib, which Spears then hid in a locker. “She asked me, ‘Will Sam be able to help me?’” Christina added.
The phone, however, was later discovered by Spears’s security team and confiscated from her purse.
The next thing I found really worrisome is that he lawyer was being kept away from her. I had been keeping an eye on Britney, because he meltdown and the events around it, made me think she might not be crazy, but a targeted individual made to look crazy. The scary part is if it's true, it means someone with the fame, fortune and celebrity of Britney could have this happen to her.
Remember at her low point she had the kids taken from her, her money, and she was locked away. Also those who might have been trying to help her, were kept away from her. What can someone under those conditions do? Yet she has millions of fans, and none of them are asking the questions, or putting together a free Britney site on facebook? At the very least Britney is a grown adult who's life is being controlled by forces outside of her control, and those paying to see her parade on stage should ask themselves why? If she is well enough to perform like a trained doll why is she not well enough to be in charge of her own money and life? Why is her lawyer being kept from her?
Don't forget that those bodyguards that her dad hired still control her movements. This should worry a lot of people, but it doesn't. All those so called screaming and adoring fans, should be all over this and asking some real questions.
[quote]as ordered Britney Spears' former manager and a lawyer to stay away from the pop singer for the next three years.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Aviva Bobb issued her ruling Tuesday after hearing testimony and arguments in recent weeks from the men and lawyers for Spears' father, Jamie. [/quote]
Her lawyer now has to stay away from her? Was the judge paid off? Does he know something that we don't know?
[quote]Lawyers for Lutfi and Eardley promised to appeal the ruling, saying the lengthy hearing didn't prove the singer suffered substantial emotional distress as a result of the men's actions.
Lutfi's lawyer, Bryan Freedman, said evidence instead pointed to Spears asking his client for help.
"Never before in the history of the world has a restraining order been issued against someone who merely responded to cries for help," Freedman said. [/quote]
I find it odd as well. Why can't the lawyer challenge the fact that someone is in control of Britney's life other than Britney?
[quote]Freedman said the conservatorship was misusing a statute meant for the elderly or severely disabled adults to protect a singer who is currently on an international concert tour.
The singer remains on a tour promoting her most recent album, "Circus." She did not appear during hearings on the petitions, despite repeated requests by Lutfi and Eardley's lawyers to have the singer testify.
Her life remains closely managed by her father, who can restrict her contact with outsiders and controls her access to a cell phone. [/quote]
Britney not asked or rather not allowed to testify? Does this seem shady to anyone else? Yet all these people claim to be her fans. They all go to her shows, but they don't question the fact that she might be in serious trouble and being held captive by her Dad?
She according to sources, does not have access to cellphones, the bodyguards watch her every move. She can be on tour, but not in control of her own money? Any nobody questions this?
[quote]The singer has sent a barrage of text messages to Adnan begging him to help her get out of living under the control of her father.
But Ghalib, 36, is unable to reply because he has been ordered by a judge not to communicate with Britney for three years.
A source said: “She keeps sneaking messages to Adnan begging him to help her win back her freedom.
“She says she is lonely and misses being able to date the men she chooses. She feels trapped.
“She has been begging him to meet her and help her come up with a plan to get out of her dad’s conservatorship.
“Some messages have got back to her via her hairdressers and style team - but Adnan cannot contact her otherwise he will face jail.”[/quote]
Add to this the fact that Adnan is in some bizarre trouble. As I was following up on his story, it sounds like he is being provoked. Now he is being threatened with deportation, for allegedly hitting or driving at one of those people who sound like they were helping to keep him away from Britney.
[quote]Ghalib, 36, is charged with assault with a deadly weapon, hit-and-run and battery.
The charges relate to an incident on 11 February in Los Angeles when a court official tried to serve him with a restraining order to stay away from Britney.
The restraining order was issued by the singer's father, Jamie Spears, who has taken control of her affairs.
Ghalib allegedly tried to run over the court official - the charge of use of a deadly weapon relates to his car.
The photographer moved to Birmingham from Afghanistan with his family when he was five years old, and he works in the US.[/quote]
I also find it interesting that her new album is called blackout.
If Britney is in trouble, then it sounds like they are trying to remove the people from her life who could help her. If her dad really is keeping her a virtual prisoner, and it's possible, then we need to hear from Britney, but it does not sound like she is free to state her case.
Under the circumstances what can she do? I don't think it's up to her, I think it's up to the so called fans who claim to love her, and who buy the tickets to her show, to ask questions. To wonder why lawyers are being kept away from her, lawyers who claim she is a virtual prisoner to her dads control. Why she can be on some tour, but not have full access to the money she is making from those tours. Why a 27 year old woman, has to have bodyguards choosen by her dad wherever she goes. I think her fans have to ask if Adnan or even Lufti could be telling the truth and if so what does that mean for Britney, who they claim to love so much.
[quote]Yesterday we reported that a woman who is believed to be Britney left a voice message with her lawyer, asking what happens to her custody agreement if her father's conservatorship is ended. Expect Britney Spears to start fighting back like never before in the coming months. And expect it to be a "circus" of its very own. [/quote]
[quote]Hi my name’s Britney Spears. I called you earlier. I’m calling again because I just wanted to make sure that during the process of eliminating the conservatorship that my father has threatened me several times, you know, he’ll take my children away. I just want to be guaranteed that everything will be fine with the process of you guys taking care of everything that things will stay the same as far as my custodial time.That’s it, bye.[/quote]
If that voicemail is Britney then as late as March she was asking for help. People seem to be just walking around in a maze. It is possible that she is in trouble, and if she is really asking for help, then her fans, so called fans could go a long way towards ensuring that there is enough light shone on the situation to help her get the assistance that she needs.
There is no denying that Britney made some bad choices on her own, but what's ongoing now sounds very worrisome, and it would be good if her fans would look into it on her behalf.
[quote]"I think it’s too in control. If I wasn’t under the restraints I’m under, I’d feel so liberated. When I tell them the way I feel, it’s like they hear but they’re really not listening. If you do something wrong in your work, you can move on, but I’m having to pay for a long time. I never wanted to become one of those prisoner people. I always wanted to feel free."
MTV's For the Record airs Sunday, November 30, at 10 p.m.[/quote]