Kevin Federline Shuts Down Report Claiming Britney Spears Is on Drugs
A report that said Britney Spears was using drugs is being shut down by Kevin Federline.
The report that was published over the weekend by The Sun and Daily Mail and in which journalist Daphne Barak shared a series of conversations she claimed she had with Federline regarding Spears was slammed by the former dancer in a statement that was shared with TMZ and later on Federline’s Instagram Stories. “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,” Barak alleged Federline told her.
Federline, who shares sons Sean, 17, and Jayden, 16, with Spears called the reporting “false” and “repulsive.”
“It saddens our family that Daphne Barak and Erbil Gunasti have decided to fabricate lies and publish the heart ache our family has endured, along with the trauma of our minor children in the Daily Mail and The Sun,” Federline’s statement reads. “We did allow Daphne & Bill into our home because we trusted them, but that trust was lost and we severed ties back in March for many reasons we choose not to go into here.”
He continues, “It is very distressing that she continues to harass our family when we have repeatedly asked her to leave us alone. As was previously published, our family did speak with Ms. Barak and Mr. Gunasti a few times, and this was done in a respectful way with love & compassion for Britney and the Spears family. Her lies and attempts to exploit minors is click bait and another repulsive example of where, unfortunately, certain journalism has sunk today.”
Spears responded to the report with a post of her own, in which she addressed her sons and their strained relationship, “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.”
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She also shared her hopes that the report is indeed false and fired back at the media for “bullying” her, “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 the Daily Mail a legal letter on Sunday asking for the outlet to “immediately delete and retract that false and defamatory story and conduct an internal investigation regarding this matter and the abuse of Britney and her children.” In the letter, Rosengart also states that he has “separately learned that on several occasions, Ms. Barak sought to contact Britney under false pretenses, again using her minor children, which is exploitative, harassing and outrageous.”
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Barak spent time with both the Federline and Spears families last summer while filming an ITV News special on the popstar and her relationship with her sons.
In the documentary, Jayden explained why he and his brother Sean missed their mom’s June 2022 wedding to Sam Asghari. “At the time it just wasn’t a good time to go,” Jayden said at the time. “I’m not saying that I’m not happy for her. I’m really happy for them, but she didn’t invite the whole family and then if it was just going to be me and Preston, I just don’t see how that situation would have ended on good terms.” Spears responded to the doc with a post on Instagram, in which she wrote that her love for her children “has no boundaries and it deeply saddens me to know his outcry of saying I wasn’t up to his expectations as a mother.”