Britney Spears aired her grievances over her strained relationship together with her dad, Jamie Spears, in her new memoir — together with claims that he assaulted her eldest son.
A supply solely tells Us Weekly that Britney, 41, recollects a harrowing second the place her father, 71, obtained into an argument in August 2019 with a then 13-year-old Sean Preston that resulted in an altercation.
“My son went to lock himself in a bed room to finish the combat, and my dad broke down the door and shook him,” Britney — who shares sons Sean Preston, now 18, and Jayden, 17, with ex-husband Kevin Federline — writes. “Kevin [Federline] filed a police report, and my dad was barred from seeing the children.” (On the time, a supply solely advised Us Federline requested a restraining order towards Britney’s father, which was granted with no opposition from Jamie. The insider added that Jamie was banned from visiting his grandsons for 3 years.)
A second supply solely advised Us that “the entire incident was very upsetting to her and her boys. Kevin was and nonetheless is livid.” The insider added that whereas “Preston was not bodily injured” on the time, he was “very scared and shaken up.”
Jamie was by no means charged with against the law as a result of “inadequate proof,” Ventura County District Lawyer Gregory D. Totten advised Radar On-line on the time.
As Britney’s bombshells made headlines, she shared her intentions for writing the memoir in an Instagram publish on Friday, October 20.
“Hopefully I can enlighten individuals who really feel significantly alone generally or who damage or misunderstood !!!” she wrote, emphasizing that she didn’t intend to “offend anybody” whereas writing the memoir’s many revelations. As an alternative, the ebook — which hits cabinets on Tuesday, October 24 — has given her “closure.”
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Britney’s sentiment echoes what a supply beforehand advised Us about her cause for writing the ebook, noting that it was “not Britney’s intention to skewer anybody.” As an alternative, her goal was “to relay the info from her perspective.”
Britney’s contentious dynamic with Jamie has made headlines for years, but it surely reached a fever pitch amid her conservatorship battle. Jamie attained authorized management over his eldest daughter’s private affairs and property beginning in February 2008, however Britney in the end started preventing to finish the conservatorship as followers supported her with the #FreeBritney motion.
In June 2021, Britney lastly broke her silence on the conservatorship whereas testifying throughout a courtroom listening to. On the time, she mentioned that she felt “enslaved” to her father and claimed that Jamie “liked the management to harm his personal daughter.” (Jamie by no means publicly responded to her allegations.)
Jamie was formally eliminated as Britney’s conservator in September 2021 after beforehand saying his plans to step down. Two months later, he agreed that her conservatorship must be terminated.
“Jamie unconditionally loves and helps his daughter,” courtroom paperwork filed by Jamie in November 2021 learn. “Full cease. As he has finished for her complete life, Jamie will do every thing he can to guard and take care of her. For the final 13 years, that included serving as her Conservator. Now, it means ending her Conservatorship. So it’s mentioned in no unsure phrases, Jamie believes that the Conservatorship ought to finish, instantly.”
Later that month, Britney’s 13-year conservatorship got here to an finish. “Good God I like my followers a lot it’s loopy!!!” she wrote through Instagram on the time. “I believe I’m gonna cry the remainder of the day!!!! Greatest day ever … reward the Lord … can I get an Amen???? #FreedBritney.”
After information broke in August of Britney’s break up from estranged husband Sam Asghari, an insider advised Us that her divorce “actually modified” her outlook on her relationships, however she nonetheless had “no intention” of reconciling together with her father.
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