Britney Spears and Kevin Federline Blast Rumor the Singer is on Meth, Calling it ‘Click Bait’
Britney Spears and Kevin Federline are speaking out in agreement after a rumor broke online suggesting that the pop superstar
Britney Spears and Kevin Federline are speaking out in agreement after a rumor broke online suggesting that the pop superstar is on meth.
Over the weekend, British tabloid The Daily Mail broke a story saying that they spoke with Federline over his concerns that Spears is on drugs.
DailyMail journalist Daphne Barak alleged that Federline told her, “I fear she’s on meth — I’ve been praying someone would make it public and that she wakes up. … It’s terrifying. She is the mother of my boys.”
Federline has taken to social media to refute the claim.
People reports, “Now, in a statement posted on his Instagram Story, Federline wrote in part that the reporting is ‘false’ and ‘repulsive’ and said it ‘saddens’ his family, which includes the two sons he shares with Spears — Sean Preston, 17, and Jayden James, 16.
‘[The] lies and attempts to exploit minors is click bait and another repulsive example of where, unfortunately, certain journalism has sunk today,’ he added, in part.”
Spears also took to social media to share her thoughts on the report.
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The pop singer wrote, “The fact that people are claiming things that are not true is so sad … This may not even be them saying such things because it doesn’t make any sense to me for them to be saying that … With Preston saying ‘she needs to listen to us before it’s too late’ … Do you remember every visit you came to my home, you went into your room and locked the door ??? I never saw you guys … Jayden played the piano and we made music together … But the day I told him I wanted to see you guys more, I never saw you again.”
She added, “It makes me sad because I tried so hard to make things nice for you and it was never good enough. So you guys go behind my back and talk about me … it breaks my heart and the news is so low … l’ve always felt like the news bullies me … It’s sad because everyone sits back as if that’s ok to make up lies to that extent … Why am I told I have to sit back and rise above ??? When they all go so low ??? Hopefully it is just the news being hateful and Kevin nor Preston said any of those things either way I will be fine working out to Throb !!!”
Spears’ attorney, Matthew Rosengart, sent a legal letter to DailyMail, and People reports on the contents:
“‘The Daily Mail, through Daphne Barak, posted a story yesterday containing numerous false and defamatory fabrications concerning my client Britney Spears that are attributed to Kevin Federline and his children, in particular regarding ‘crystal meth,’ ‘ the letter begins.
Noting that Federline ‘acknowledged the falsity of Ms. Barak’s story’ when he spoke to TMZ earlier in the day, Rosengart’s letter continues, ‘I have separately learnt that on several occasions, Ms. Barak sought to contact Britney under false pretenses, again using her minor children, which is exploitative, harassing, and outrageous.’
‘And moreover, Britney’s representatives were never contacted prior to the publication of the story, further demonstrating actual malice and reckless disregard for the truth,’ the legal document added.
The letter concluded, ‘Britney is indeed a public figure, but this conduct is beyond the pale and completely unacceptable. It is shoddy even by today’s standards of ‘journalism’ and the unfair scrutiny she has faced.’”
Spears has always been the target of the media rumor mill, but since the end of her conservatorship, things have seemed to kick into overdrive.