Britney Spears accused of battery by one of her longtime housekeepers

Britney Spears at the 4th Hollywood Beauty Awards at Avalon Hollywood

Page Six had a curious story about how someone in Britney Spears’ home called 911 last week to report a theft. When the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office sent cops to Britney’s home, they were turned away by security and told that no one wanted to press charges. I think that story is related to this one: Britney is being accused of battery. She allegedly smacked a phone out of her housekeeper’s hand during an argument about one of Britney’s dogs.

Britney Spears is under investigation for an alleged battery on one of her longtime housekeepers during an argument over Britney’s dogs, but Britney and her camp say the housekeeper is making it up and the case will go nowhere … TMZ has learned.

Ventura County Sheriff’s deputies were alerted to the incident Monday at Britney’s house. According to our law enforcement sources … the housekeeper told cops she had taken one of Brit’s dogs to the vet, claiming there were issues with the treatment of the pet.

We’re told the housekeeper claims Britney confronted her when she got back from the vet, they argued about the dog’s wellness — and then Britney allegedly slapped the housekeeper’s phone out of her hands.

The housekeeper initially called deputies to the house, but then went to a Sheriff’s station to file a report. Our sources say deputies attempted to get in touch with Britney to get her side of the story, but she would not speak with them … but that’s not unusual. Most lawyers would advise a client not to have such a discussion.

Now, a source connected to Britney denies there was any physical altercation, and claims the Sheriff’s Dept. assured Brit’s camp the case would go nowhere. An official from the Sheriff’s Dept. tells us the Dept. is still investigating and will submit the file to the District Attorney’s Office, which will decide whether to file a misdemeanor battery charge against Britney.

[From TMZ]

Yikes. I’ve seen a lot of people suggesting that this is a trumped-up charge or accusation because Britney will soon be “free” and shadowy forces are trying to keep her managed, keep her under control. I do think it’s notable that even within her own household, Britney probably doesn’t know who to trust and who is loyal to her father. But I could also just see Britney freaking out about some situation with her dog and slapping someone’s phone away. We’ll see how this turns out.

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  1. MY3CENTS says:

    And so the gaslighting begins…

    • Golly Gee says:

      And so the gaslighting continues.

    • Shannon Prestridge says:

      Yup yup. This is just too obvious. It doesn’t matter what a person thinks they can “see” her doing. Just like her dad living in an RV – why? Because what better defense against stealing her money than, “I live in an RV, that’s what poor people do, right?” He’s not smart, this is all too obvious, and this woman is living in a hell that we’re all seeing.

      • Shoshone says:

        There are differences in RV vehicles. A company near me hand crafts luxury motor coach recreational vehicles (RV’s) that can cost millions of dollars. Twenty five years ago my husband got to tour their plant as well as inspect several RV’s that they had for sale and even way back then the cheapest used RV that had been reconditioned was $350 K. New RV’s were made to order and were priced at $800-$900k and went up from there to over $3 million. Remember, that was twenty five years ago. I can’t imagine what they are priced at now. My husband came home just astounded.

      • Debbie says:

        Gee Shannon, next you’re going to tell me that a person can actually still sexually abuse a teenager — even if they can’t sweat. Hmm!

        I mean, I seriously thought that living in an RV by choice diminished the fact that he was getting $160,000 per week to be his daughter’s conservator.

    • Beenie says:

      Can we all just agree on one thing – there is no reason to call the police if your phone is slapped from your hand and no other physical harm took place. This is just preposterous. We have actual crimes and serious emergencies that the PD should be focused on. Not this.

      Even if your phone smashed to itty bitty pieces, take it up in civil court if you have to. Making this a criminal case is ludicrous, a bad use of resources, and a misuse of our justice system.

      Obviously it goes without saying – don’t damage people’s property. Like, I am not pro-phone slapping. But seriously… a phone!?! Calling the police over a phone??

      This infuriates me 😤

  2. MangoAngelesque says:

    If I thought someone might hurt my dog to make me look bad/unfit/unstable/whatever, I could easily see myself slapping a phone, at the very least.

    Not saying that’s what happened here, obviously. But it does seem like this woman lives in a pit of vipers.

    • detritus says:

      It’s interesting that a woman is being accused of assault after someone took her dog for medical treatment, argued with her about said treatment, and the woman smacked a phone out of someone’s hands.

      I wouldn’t be surprised if it happened, but I’m wondering about these glossed over reasons. This is the new housekeeper that Jamie installed after Brit got too close with her last one.

      It’s also interesting because this is not the typical story of assault. I would assume most complaints of this nature would be resolved quickly and quietly by the conservator, unless the conservator is more interested in pushing a narrative.

      • Malina says:

        Good point. Maybe it’s a case of „see what it will be like without us taking care of things”

      • Robert says:

        I agree this is getting out of control. But if I worked for someone who slapped my phone out of my hand I would file a police report also. Not to take them to court. But to document it in case it escalates later. That’s the problem most women who are battered don’t do. They wait until it’s to bad to get out of before reporting anything. If they reported every time then when it does get bad there is a record. And yes I know their to afraid to report it. But if you report it the first time, then they look closer the second time.

    • Ry says:

      Oh I might slap more than a phone. The lady was probably trying to record her.

  3. Heat says:

    My knee-jerk thought: Jamie paid that housekeeper to make up/exaggerate this altercation in order for him to say “See, Britney IS unhinged, and I was right all along”.

    • Oh_Hey says:

      This. People, especially the concern trollers, turned on her quick last night. I just find it shocking that she didn’t fight when forced onto lithium or into treatment but she slapped a phone off a maid for taking the dog to the vet? Like come on. This doesn’t smell right given her dads payment of literally everyone working around her.

      Also Jamie has cameras and recordings in the house – I bet he used them to watch her but won’t use them to protect her if she points to that as evidence.

    • superashes says:

      Yeah. Not to be that guy/gal, but who the hell goes to the Sheriffs Department and presses charges for battery over having a phone slapped out of their hand?

    • Mac says:

      Of course this is Jamie. He’s a psychopath.

    • BothSidesNow says:

      That was my first thought as well! We don’t know how many people are in Jamie’s pocket and he has stolen plenty of money to make their lives very comfortable. Why did they force Brittany to let go of her other housekeeper, because she was too reliant on her and trusted her? Jamie isn’t going to go away quietly and this proves it!!

  4. Wiglet Watcher says:

    Wasn’t everyone in her household paid for by her father? And no one spoke up if they witnessed the abuse Britney endured? I’m betting hard Jamie either requested this by the housekeeper or they’re still loyal to him and retaliating against Britney however they can.

    Also, if a stranger started arguing with me about one of my dogs in my home with their phone out like they’re threatening to record or call the police I might slap a phone out too! It’s not like she could fire any employee there. And we know the staff did like to exert authority over Britney.

    I hope this goes no where.

    • Golly Gee says:

      She has even said that everyone on her staff reports everything she does to her dad. What a horrible environment.

      • BothSidesNow says:

        Then Britney needs to get her attorney involved and replace the entire staff! She is probably paranoid enough as it is and knows her father isn’t going to give up so easily. He only stepped down after he was forced to. I agree that Jaime is involved, that POS!

      • Golly Gee says:

        @BothSidesNow – only the conservator has the power to make staffing decisions unless Rosengart petitions the judge to make those changes. So far the judge has been resistant to any of his requests or previous requests. Every time Britney has tried to get her father removed and replaced with a court appointed conservator, the judge refuses, including the last request by Rosengart who suggested Jason Rubin, an experienced, highly regarded forensic accountant and he provided strong evidence for why Jamie should be replaced.

      • HeyJude says:

        Seriously her attorneys need to put restraining orders in place against Jamie and every single person he hired in her life.

        I fear she’s in actual danger from him, she’s “worth” more to him if she somehow passed away right now and because the family would get control of the estate. And she’s trying to cut him out.

        Jamie’s getting increasingly desperate in schemes, this is undoubtedly a full on set-up. There’s no boundaries he won’t cross to get her money. And I mean we already know he assaulted her minor son.

      • Golly Gee says:

        God, I never thought of that HeyJude. Her death would not only be financially beneficial, but if he gets kicked off as conservator, all of his shady siphoning of her finances will be exposed and he will be sued both for embezzlement and conservatorship abuse. (Yes, this is all circumstantial but her very reputable lawyer, a former prosecutor thinks that this is the case.) So far the judge has refused to remove Jamie even though there is a reputable professional waiting in the wings to replace him, which makes me wonder why she is stalling. Britney‘s lawyer has even said that he worries about the harm that could be done to her if the hearing isn’t moved up from September 29.

  5. MellyMel says:

    I’m almost certain all the ppl she has working in her home, were hired by her father, so I’m taking this with a grain of salt. The closer she gets to freedom, the more stories we’ll hear unfortunately.

  6. Shari says:

    I don’t think this is gaslighting. It is being investigated. If the person is lying Britney has the option to sue them for the false accusation. Which is what I would do. Britney had a legal team to handle this. If her staff was hired by her father then she can hire new people. Everything is not related to her father. Britney needs more of a say in her life. But if anyone really thinks she is completely healthy then they are wearing blinders.

    It’s very sad, but more stuff like this is going to be happening. She really needs good people around her for protection.

    • Wiglet Watcher says:

      Her lawyer was hired by her father too. There was no legal move Britney could make for years without her father calculating his best interest in it. This story is leaking in the press now for a reason. The reason is Jamie. False accusations come up often as retaliation and the timing here and events surrounding it point directly to Jamie/retaliation.

      IF the housekeeper really was assaulted she should have QUIT and filed for damages. But it went no where until now.

      • detritus says:

        I’m not really cool with insinuating the victim of anything should be behave a specific way to prove their innocence.

        The housekeeper is not the issue here by any means and I believe her about the incident.

        What I want to know is why she took the dog.

      • Wiglet Watcher says:

        Detritus

        The claim made was a phone was slapped out of a hand. The details are blurred even now. And the timing is above and beyond suspicious. As far as all accounts state every staff member on that home was a jailer paid for by Jamie and gave reports to Jamie. Now that Jamie is stepping down these accusations will come out of the woodwork.

        Context is everything here.

        I’m thinking The housekeeper was threatening to call Jamie and Britney snapped. Given the conditions we are finding out about how she lived I do not believe this would be a case of battery and more a victim/prisoner snapping at the threat of greater abuse.

    • Golly Gee says:

      It’s a case of she said and she said, and Britney will be painted as unhinged. So how can she sue?
      She wasn’t even allowed to choose the color of her kitchen cabinets. In what universe do you think she would be allowed to hire her own staff?
      Yes, she does need good people around her, not the vultures, users and gaslighters who are there now.
      The sheriff said there wasn’t any mark on the housekeeper. It’s interesting that she went running to the sheriff’s department for having a phone slapped out of her hand. There haven’t been any other claims like this over the years, or we would’ve heard about it in the tabloids, so the timing is very suspect. The housekeeper is probably getting a good paycheck for this.

    • heylee says:

      If the reports are true this housekeeper removed the dogs from Britney’s house without telling Britney. Took pictures of the dogs and of Britney’s house (possibly sharing this with her father). Can you imagine if this happened to a different celebrity?! Taking an animal without permission, taking pictures of the interior of you house without permission?

      Also, the housekeeper/dog watcher is insinuating neglect of the dogs… Heres an argument in the making, “Britney cannot even take care of nor monitor her dogs. She lets them eat things they should not/possibly endangering their lives. How can she possibly take care of herself?!”

      The point of view going into this should be – How are people trying to continue to control and manipulate Britney and everything about this situation to discredit her and allow men to continue to control her?

    • ElleV says:

      i agree @shari, we don’t have to canonize Britney because she was a victim herself – it’s totally understandable for someone who has been cornered and controlled to have a protective flight/fight response, especially when pets or kids are involved – doesn’t make it ok to slap a phone out of someone’s hand but it makes it understandable why it might happen

      it’s gross seeing how many people are willing to jump on this housekeeper (i thought we believed victims until proven otherwise?) and it’s possible to want the best for Britney without building her up to be perfect and unproblematic

      • Heylee says:

        Where in these comments are people jumping on the housekeeper? People are actually saying this scenario, as reported, seems likely and understandable.

      • ElleV says:

        not specifically in the comments here – in the wider social media sphere – tho some of the comments here (yours included) do seem to be suggesting this person is trying to discredit Britney/lying/blowing things out of proportion

      • duchesschicana says:

        @ElleV and @shari I’m having the same thoughts as well she can be a victim and have bouts of agression and have her flaws as well; we’ll see….. and yes commets a wider audience are claiming events was made up to make her look crazy or something

    • Tiffany :) says:

      I think Britney has clearly been traumatized by her situation, but I also think that she most likely has legitimate and serious needs that the general public doesn’t understand (and has no right to know). Seeing people immediately blame her father for this is a bit odd. Caring for a pet is a serious responsibility, and I don’t think it is right to use physical violence on staff no matter the situation. I sincerely feel for Britney, but I also don’t think her interpretation of events always matches reality.

      • Golly Gee says:

        So much has come out about her father. There’s a reason why people are immediately suspicious of him. If you want to get some background, read the New Yorker article by Ronan Farrow and check out the podcast Toxic: the Britney Spears story.

    • MoonTheLoon says:

      “ But if anyone really thinks she is completely healthy then they are wearing blinders.”

      I agree with Shari. There’s more here that we don’t know about. If you’re in such an anguished mental state that you think physically attacking someone is an appropriate response, you are NOT well. Between that and the social media posts, I think she needs some trustworthy professionals to help her. The conservatorship so far has been a disgrace and Jamie Spears doesn’t seem qualified to oversee the life of an amoeba. At the same time, the rush to give Britney a basic sainthood is disgusting. You can be a jerk and still be a victim. I’d say we hold off judging until more info comes to light. I’m more inclined to believe the housekeeper who’s phone was swatted out of her hand vs the woman making erratic social media posts while claiming to be perfectly copus mentis.

      • Meghan says:

        She has been drugged out of her mind and completely controlled for 10+ years now so yeah, if she is coming off some meds then she is not “mentally healthy” but maybe she is on her way to that point. One could argue that because I suffer from depression, anxiety and ADD that I am not “mentally healthy” but no one is trying to control my whole damn life.

        Would I be mad if someone, especially my employer, slapped my phone out of my hands and possibly broke it? Absolutely. Would I run to the sheriff’s office and file a freaking criminal complaint? No.

        My God, other normal people and even celebrities have been allowed to royally screw up their lives. How many went bankrupt? How many have actual assault charges against them or jail/prison time? Michael Vick ran a whole damn dog fighting ruckus and he is back involved in football and seems to have been mostly forgiven for what he did. Why does Britney have to be held to some higher standard? Why does she have to be perfect and not let her temper get the best of her so that she can “prove” to us that she doesn’t need a conservator? Didn’t Russell Crowe throw a rotary phone at someone? How many have lunged at/punched/threatened the paparazzi?

        I’m not even a massive Britney fan, I’m just tired of people using her “mental illness” as grounds for why she should be controlled by someone for the rest of her life. Maybe she does need an impartial conservator who can do those things, but my God she deserves a chance to have a life and if she fails and needs that assistance, it will be there.

    • Yvette says:

      @Shari … What I remember is that Britney had her sons back to back. There is less than a year’s difference between their ages. Her ‘questionable’ behavior started during the first year after her second son’s birth. I remember her interview with Matt Lauer on the “Today” show, when he questioned on air where her ‘people’ were and if she had dressed herself (her makeup was ‘off’ and it was a very inappropriate outfit, some kind of nearly see through top and short jean skirt).

      Later, when things came to a head it wasn’t “We think we should get Britney some help” it was “We can’t get Britney to take her meds.” That made me think that perhaps she had stopped taking medication during her pregnancies and that’s why she had her boys back to back.

      Some people who need medication don’t believe that they actually ‘need’ medication. It’s just my opinion, but perhaps one of the reasons why Britney wants to get pregnant again is so she’ll have a legitimate reason to stop taking her meds. One of the items on her father’s Conservator list (when he was appointed) was the daily task of making sure Britney took her medication.

      If anyone knows the truth behind Britney’s health, it’s her parents (and her sister). What I’m saying is I don’t think anyone should be surprised if the Court doesn’t give Britney complete ‘freedom’ and rules that she still needs some form of Conservatorship … even a neutral, Court appointed Conservator.

  7. Mich says:

    Yeah. Anyone not on the up and up is going to be destroyed by her lawyer.

    Who tipped off Page Six?

  8. North of Boston says:

    Whatever happened, If Brittney faces greater legal consequences for this than ANY of the treasonous morons who attacked US Capitol police officers on Jan 6 or any MAGAidiots who have ripped masks off people’s faces or BLM signs out of protestors hands I will be very very pissed.

  9. Susan says:

    I think this kind of “news” is going to be what haunts Britney and the whole situation moving forward. EVERYTHING we all do, if looked at under a microscope, can be viewed as questionable at best. Between the vipers she deals with and her personal demons due to the challenges she has faced/is facing, she’s not going to always behave in a 100 percent perfect way (not that anyone does!).

    • Meghan says:

      I just wrote a passionate defense above about how many celebrities and normal people have either royally screwed up their lives or have had an instance where their temper got the best of them. Britney deserves a chance to screw up just like the rest of us do and to figure out this crazy thing we call life.

      Was she wrong to slap the phone out of someone’s hand? Absolutely. But as others have said you don’t open up a criminal investigation for that, you *maybe* go for a civil suit. I honestly might lose my own mind if I have to see thousands of news articles over the next few years about Britney doing things we have all done on one scale or another. If the phone broke, buy the housekeeper a new phone and move on.

      • Erinn says:

        I read from another site that she also smashed the woman’s arm while struggling. We don’t know that other threats weren’t made. My husbands POS cousin hit his wife and smashed her phone with a hammer. Should she not have called the cops? He caused a physical attack and then further intimidated her by smashing her phone.

        Look. This isn’t okay. All the comments blaming the housekeeper aren’t okay. Brit can be a victim and an abuser herself – it’s not an impossibility. But if it comes out that she WAS abusing her dogs – then she can rot in hell. I’m not giving her a pass for being in a conservatorship for years if she’s neglecting and harming animals.

        And if it were me and I did have her hitting me and destroying my phone I’d want to get that on record because her fans would destroy you – much like they’re doing now.

  10. LovesitinNM says:

    It just makes me nervous. So many people my/her age are pulling for her. Her recent Instagram posts and then if this really is something make me nervous for her. I hope she has a really good therapist psychiatrist team she can TRUST.
    Praying for Brit Brit.

    • Golly Gee says:

      Exactly. Her every move will be scrutinized and analyzed for the next 20 years. It’s heartbreaking. Even if she gains her freedom, she will never really be free unless she can truly not give a fck about what the media is saying about her. On top of that, if I were her, I would always be worrying that I could be locked up and controlled again if I didn’t behave a certain way.

    • Trillion says:

      follow the podcast “Toxic”! It’s well-done and super interesting with up-to-the-minute reports and lots of background too.

      • Golly Gee says:

        It is excellent. But the full name in case anyone is searching for it is: Toxic: The Britney Spears Story. The episode called Work Bitch, looks at the shady financial picture surrounding the conservatorship and it is excellent. The two hosts started off with a podcast called Britney’s Gram where they would have fun with her Instagram posts, but also started to wonder what was really going on with her and the conservatorship. The life-changing moment came when they got an anonymous call from a man who said he had worked at a law office connected to the conservatorship, and that the podcast was on the right track. While Britney‘s father claimed she went into a rehab facility voluntarily in 2019,, the informer said that wasn’t true and she was forced. The hosts of the podcast were able to verify that he worked there, talked to him some more and played the recording of the message that he had left them on their next podcast. That’s when the Free Britney movement began. They have done a lot of research and some excellent journalism, both in their original podcast (which is still available ) and now in the toxic podcast.

  11. Merricat says:

    Meanwhile, scores of men behave this way every day, with no consequence, and are “allowed” to control their own finances.

    • detritus says:

      Jamie himself was apparently violent with one of Brits boys.

      But he can be a conservator even.

    • Mami says:

      Jeez. The only ethical response to the knee jerk “white men do this all the time” response should be “Exactly, which is why more people need to have power, not just because of fairness but also because we presumably can do better.”

  12. Jezebeelzebub says:

    Let me lead with this: I’m not exactly a fan of The Spears, but I do think she has been done extremely dirty and I truly hate that. Nobody should be treated the way she seems to have been (has most likely been) treated. HOWEVER… being from the same region from whence she hails myself….. I can see it. I dont think she’d ever be out to really hurt anyone, but a little phone-slappage isnt very hard for me to believe. That doesn’t make it right. If the phone broke she should have to replace it plus a lil extra for the ass pain suffered by the owner of the slain phone. I dont think such behavior is indicative of an unstable mental state. I am saying that some parts of the American South are…. different. It’s a different, often ridiculous, usually stupid world where phone-slappage isnt applauded but also isnt really considered that big of a deal. So *maybe* it did happen. But we may never know and I’d be willing to give Ol Britney a pass, because shes been having a real hard time, y’all.

    • superashes says:

      Yeah. That and apparently it happened over the housekeeper and dog sitter taking the dogs away from her, and she slapped the phone out of her hand as she was showing her pictures she had taken to justify removing the dogs.

    • Larisa says:

      Phone slappage? I never ever heard of it being a thing. Not in the South, not anywhere. I can see where it’d be the thing to do if you’re irritated and the person is trying to make a phone call or do something on the phone that you don’t want them to do, but I do not know of any culture where it’s a common and acceptable thing to do, certainly not so common that I’d assume that Britney does it for cultural reasons, especially since she hasn’t really been living in the South for a long time.

  13. lucy2 says:

    So private security can just turn away the sheriff’s dept. without them speaking to the person who called, huh?
    Britney needs to clean house and get anyone associated with her father out.

    • Lizzie says:

      I came to say this! Shame on the police, they were negligent. They need to physically see the person who called, so now there is a he said she said battery claim because the police walked away.

  14. ReginaGeorge says:

    Well, now its been updated to where both the housekeeper and dog sitter had concerns over the dogs well being and the dog sitter took the dogs away to take to the vet and kept them

    It’s also not the first time I hear about Brit’s dogs being taken away due to some neglect. This has happened to her before.

    • heylee says:

      Well, Jamie doesn’t have the neglect of children angle to work to prove she is unfit – so he is going to work the neglect of animals angle. Everyone can get behind hating someone who neglects dogs, right?

      I am interested in how many people Britney has in her house that see these dogs every day. They see the dogs living conditions and general health/behavior. But all of a sudden people that are paid to help aide in the caretaking of said dogs feel so strongly about their neglect that they have to secretly remove the dogs from the house without Britney’s knowledge – because what, Britney would not advocate for her dogs to receive veterinary care while ill? Sure Jan.

      • Golly Gee says:

        Exactly. She has all this staff, but she is solely responsible for the dog? What a bunch of BS.

  15. nina says:

    This reeks of a set up. She is the employee and she’s going to argue with the employer and record her. She should have been gone immediately. Poor Britney. Hope she get her freedom soon. This is just outrageous. When will the court stop this abuse.

    • Golly Gee says:

      No wonder her lawyer wanted to move up the date of the hearing to have her father removed as conservator. He even said that every day that goes by without Jamie being removed, more damage is done to Britney. Now her father has 6 weeks to mess with her sanity since the judge refused to move the date up from September 29.

  16. OriginalLeigh says:

    Apparently, both of Britney’s dogs have been removed from her home. That’s what sparked the fight.

  17. Golly Gee says:

    I also wonder if her dad is waging psychological warfare by finding ways to aggravate her again and again until she loses it. For anyone else, it would just be a case of losing it, but she is judged under a different lens. This incident was relatively minor, maybe they’re aiming for a total meltdown. Even if she gets out from under this conservatorship, her actions will always be scrutinized and seen differently then those same actions would be for you and me. So much damage has been done to her.

    • purple prankster says:

      yes he is probably trying to bait her and any reaction will be used against her. Even if it was something like putting her arm up todefe defend herself or even crying. Especially with a public so primed to call her crazy and say “you see!” I’ve actually experienced this from my mother. Crazy making behaviour.

    • lucy2 says:

      I think so too – he’s desperate to keep the cash train coming, and he knows he’s going to be cut off, investigated, and sued. The more unstable she looks, the more he can say “look, she needs me, she’s going off the rails without me.” It’s sick.

  18. lolalola3 says:

    I’m having a Chris Crocker/Cara Cunningham moment and just want to shout “Leave Brittney Alone!”

  19. Leigh_S says:

    Ugh, someone removes my dogs from my home without my permission? Phone slappage would be the least of their worries, by far.

  20. Chevelle97 says:

    It has been reported by Sam Lutfi (yes I know, but he’s been right about so many things) that when Britney was put into the CONservatorship, her dad gave Britney’s dogs away. Her mom wouldn’t take them, so he gave them to the maid “to take to Mexico”. What other reason would he do this other than to be cruel? So he’s continuing to lash out and no longer “protecting” her from damaging media stories. I hope her lawyer files again to move up the hearing. They might be trying to push her again to the point where she “needs” another 5150 hold. She’s not safe in her own home, where everyone is hired by her dad and paid to spy and report back to him.

  21. kelsey says:

    I am finding this hard to believe this is anything but a set up by Jamie to portray Britney as “unstable” so he can keep the conservatorship. Britney is getting closer to getting her freedom and these stories start coming out? Give me a break. There will be more and “leaks” to places like Page Six and tabloids to try and keep Britney chained to him and her conservatorship.

  22. Maryanne Dillard says:

    I like Britney and I think shes been used horribly, but I also think shes batshit crazy. This is not going to end well

    • purple prankster says:

      Why do you think she’s batshit crazy?

      • Heylee says:

        Yes, I too would like to know the list of examples of Britney’s actions that back up this “batshit crazy” label.

    • ME says:

      I also think she has serious mental issues. Hey she’s been violent before. Remember the umbrella incident? I hate how everyone is commenting that the maid was paid to fake a report. Yeah of course a “poor” person has no morals and would do anything for money right? She’s going to lose her job over this. The love for Britney is very blind. It’s like she can do no wrong. I believe the maid. Aren’t we always supposed to believe the victim? Hmmm different rules for different people I guess. Now don’t get me wrong, Britney herself is also a victim…a victim of greed by others around her. She does need to find a whole new group of people who care about her.

      • Heylee says:

        Believe the victim, who in this case removed a dog from their owners house without notifying the owner. Then when the owner had a confrontation with this “victim/dognapper” she got upset and hit a phone out of the victims hand?

        This is not a scenario that is hard to believe. Conflating believing the victim in this situation to believing victims of sexual assault- that is a juxtaposition that should never be made.

      • Goldie says:

        I don’t necessarily believe the housekeeper is lying. I can believe that Britney smacked her phone out of her hand. Does that warrant the sheriff being called? And why do you assume that the housekeeper will lose her job? Britney can’t fire her. It would have to be Jamie.

        And are you seriously trying to use a situation where Britney was being stalked and harassed by paparazzi as proof of her being violent? Even in that situation, she hit the car with the umbrella. She never attacked a person.

      • Golly Gee says:

        Wow, really? After being continually hounded and hunted like a wild animal by the paparazzi she finally lost her cool. A person can be pushed too far. That doesn’t mean she’s a violent person under normal circumstances. And no one is saying she’s perfect. People are just cutting her some slack because she has been pushed, controlled, berated, punished when she doesn’t do what Jamie wants and has been kept in check by the threat of having visitation with her sons taken away. This has all been verified by third parties. After 13 years of that, I would be ready to explode.
        We don’t know what actually happened with the phone incident, but based on past evidence it is possible that this was a set up. What we do know is that everyone is employed by her father and they are all paid to inform on her to him. The housekeeper is not going to lose her job over this.

      • ME says:

        These replies are EXACTLY what I thought they’d be. I thought of ALL of that before making my comment. I never mentioned anything about sexual assault victims. That is absurd to compare. I just think if this was any other celeb, say a Karjenner, everyone would be on the side of the maid.

      • B n A fn says:

        @ME, I totally agree with you. As someone who have worked with the mentally ill, for over 20 years, I can see BS appears to be non compliant with her medication at this time. I see the signs of someone spiraling and needs help. Not going to say too much because I’m not a psychologist or a psychiatric. But years of experience tells me she’s in a bad place. Those blaming her dad have no idea how hard it is when trying to help someone not responding to doing what’s best for them.

      • Golly Gee says:

        @ME, The KarJenner analogy has a completely different power differential. A KarJenner wields power over a maid who depends on her boss for her livelihood and therefore has to concede power. Britney is powerless while her housekeeper reports to Jamie and informs him about Britney. She depends on Jamie for her living. Considering the adversarial relationship between Jamie and Britney, the housekeeper has more power than Britney does in their relationship. Britney has as much power as a child with severe parents would.

        BnA : She may well have mental problems but her personal conservator Jodi Montgomery has told the court that both she and Britney‘s medical team feel that her father is making her mental condition worse. So she likely needs support but as has already has been said countless times, a conservatorship is not necessary and having her father in charge is absolutely traumatic and detrimental to her.

        it may be a lot of work and she may be in a bad place, but there are professionals who can handle that better than her father. If you want to know more about the kind of care her father offers, read the New Yorker article by Ronan Farrow. Much of her harrowing court testimony has also been backed up by other sources. What she has wanted from the very beginning more than anything is for her father not to be in charge of her. That speaks volumes.

      • purple prankster says:

        “Aren’t we always supposed to believe the victim?” @Me, I googled this and the phrases believe the victim and believe women were both coined with sexual harrasment and abuse in mind, so that doesn’t apply here. Also the timing of the accusation is suspicious under the circumstances, it has nothing to do with the “poverty” of the maid. People are also suspicious of the judges and lawyers involved in this case.
        She hit a car with an umbrella after being stalked and harassed by papparazzi. I’m not convinced this is a sign of serious mental illness. I feel like for some people, even if Jamie came out today and said he had orchestrated the whole thing and there was nothing wrong with Britney, they would still say “well I think she is nuts and she needs to be in a conservatorship.” I don’t know why but meh.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      I think she has serious issues that her fans would like to pretend aren’t there…but calling her “batshit crazy” is really terrible and it enables the stigmatization of those with mental illness. Choose kindness.

  23. Jess says:

    Oh no not a phone. No one put Chris brown in a conservatorship and he continues to beat women. This is such an obvious ploy

  24. Elo says:

    This reeks of gaslighting.

  25. Liz version 700 says:

    Follow the money. Her dad is so evil…

  26. February-Pisces says:

    I had a look at the comments on the daily heil and as I suspected there were ‘concerns’ about her mental health. Some commentators saying that she’s been on a downward spiral ever since the ‘free britney’ movement. I think the people here on this blog are all too familiar with smear campaigns, and how bots in the comments section work.

    Given that the comments on there questioned her mental health, this reeks of Jamie spears and the fact he’s probably starting to pay off the media to gaslight Britney and make her look unstable. I heard he already has TMZ on the payroll. I think the media will start to question how ‘unstable’ she is and cause a divide that maybe she ‘does need a conservatorship’. I saw on her Instagram there are topless pics of her holding her boobs. We know she doesn’t have any control of her social accounts, so whatever is going on her people will do whatever it takes to make her look unstable.

    As for this incident, Well I would love to know how many members of staff Jamie himself has threatened or assaulted, I’m guessing it’s a lot. I think everyone is scared of him. This is just more Britney gaslighting.

  27. Hmmmp says:

    Um you shouldn’t knock a phone out of someone’s hand but calling the police over that is even more ridiculous…

    • katie says:

      This is how I feel. Like, she’s in the wrong, but the punishment is worse than the crime! Overreaction!

  28. Malina says:

    So… a few things to unpack here: 1. A heated dispute over a pet’s wellbeing is highly probable, as it’s a topic that easily sparks emotion. 2. Presumably there is at least one person other than Britney responsible for their well-being on a daily basis. (Said dogsitter?) 3. Is it really the most responsible course of action to take the dogs away from their owner rather than e.g. talk about their needs and propose changes? I doubt this has been done. 4. This must be a very triggering situation for Britney, who has previously had her children taken away from her.

    • Kkat says:

      And her dad took her original dogs away when the conservatorship was new and sent them to Mexico

      So this would be very upsetting to her

  29. what's inside says:

    Trainwreck continues, so many moving parts to this picture. September court date cannot come soon enough.

  30. M says:

    Some of these comments are atrocious. Her Instagram isn’t mentioned here and it’s a lot. I hope she gets help.

    • February-Pisces says:

      Her Instagram is run by the same people trying to control her life and money. She probably has no access to it whatsoever. I believe that her own people purposely try to make her look crazy.

  31. Susan says:

    One of my favorite statements/mantras I have gleaned from this website is the following:
    “Two things can be true.”
    Or in this case, SEVERAL things can all be true.
    1. Jamie Spears is a snake (that’s a HARD FACT!)
    2. Britney isn’t great at pet maintenance. It doesn’t make her an unstable monster, dogs are wonderful but a lot of work, and can often misbehave when there are alpha-dog/consistent leadership issues in the household
    3. The housekeeper overreacted (if I saw what I perceived as animal mistreatment, I would too!)
    4. Britney overreacted, a phone was broken
    5. Police didn’t need to be called
    6. Jamie capitalized on said situation to further his cause
    7. Britney is a flawed, imperfect person (as we all are) and is having a rough time with mood management. Heck, I am and I’m not in a conservatorship or on meds.

  32. J says:

    if her dad brings this assault charge as relevant, then she should the charges and restraining order regarding him (an older man), attempting to attack his grandson (a kid) and destroying a DOOR in the process (must had been scarier than Britney being angry for her dog and slapping (maybe unlike for the dad-there is no certainty here) a phone.

  33. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    A phone gets slapped out of hands, call the cops? I should take old age to court cuz I’m constantly picking up my phone.

  34. Shanaynay says:

    I think there is a lot of far reaching about this situation. Personally, I don’t believe her father had anything to do with this incident. If it turns out that I’m wrong, I’ll be happy to admit I was wrong.

  35. AMJ says:

    It’s all so odd. 1) How can the dog sitter call the dogs ‘neglected’ if they have a DOG SITTER who is supposed to do the care? There’s a housekeeper and a sitter. The dogs are their job, if the pups are being neglected it’s on them. Especially given that Britney’s legal situation prevents her from any real decisions in her life. She can’t decide herself to pay for her coffee, how could she pay for the vet? 2) Even if she did something to abuse the dogs, her father’s employees should report to him or Jodi Montgomery, not go wild and literally steal the dogs. They totally crossed the line. Britney isn’t in charge of herself, but in a position of a child, just as her father wants it. Therefore, her behaviour is her conservators’ problem to solve. If your four year old kicks the dog it’s not a signal to call the cops, but to get better at parenting.

    • Sigmund says:

      I wondered the same thing! How can the dogs be neglected if an employee takes care of them??

      And I very much wonder if the housekeeper was recording Britney or taking pictures with her phone. Not that it makes it okay, but it definitely feels like significant pieces of information are being left out (or withheld) to make Britney look as bad as possible.

    • Vivian says:

      Brittany has had a very bizarre life—- one that distorts the development of people’s personalities. (Not that “normal” development isn’t problematic) In the name of “conserving” her, they have drugged, controlled, monitored and paraded her out for gross performance and display for money, infantilized and disrespected her. She has been confined without normal experiences for growth and development— educational opportunities, church, private travel, group classes in dance, yoga, etc. and ways to come into contact with decent people/men, I know that this is hard for celebrities but no effort has been made on her behalf. And so much of how she has been “conserved” by her conservatorship is to conserve at all costs her money making/performance gifts at the expense of anything else about her. She may not even know that this display behavior on SM is considered odd– how would she know? She has been expected to display herself all her life. ( She is not treated with any respect—- if the dog needed to see the vet for a problem, why was Brittany not at the vet with her dog? Or at the very least, the vet could have talked to her on the phone, and told Brittany directly his concerns about what the dog needed. It is not only OK but expected that everyone around Brittney will treat her with disrespect— it’s outrageous that someone would unilaterally take away her dogs— and apparently, she didn’t hire and can’t fire this person or anyone else who supposedly “helps” her? She is spyed on in her own home?
      What she has said is that she wants to get married and have more babies, and she does not want to be forced to work. She’s performed all her life and made a fortune. She has never done anything that various male celebrities haven’t done (and worse) and no-one is “conserving”(and drugging) them. This all reeks of the grossest sexism, patriarchy (and ableism).

  36. Sonia says:

    I think she needs to sell the house ASAP because he has hidden cameras everywhere. Then she needs to fire everyone and start new. Or, you know, take care of her own house, cook her own meals, etc.

  37. Julaine says:

    Britney Spears has very real and understandable trust issues. She is living in a home where she pays everyone’s salary and yet no one is accountable to her. She is under tremendous pressure and the people that have controlled her every moment for the last 13 years are finally facing scrutiny & possibly consequences for their actions.

    Those dogs may be her biggest source of comfort and unconditional love in her life right now. In the past she has had her children taken from her as well as previous pets in a way that appeared retaliatory. So now, we have a housekeeper and a pet sitter claiming that they took her dog to the Vet after it vomited and then *decided* (on whose authority?) to remove both dogs from Britney and have refused for up to two weeks to return them. It’s hard to believe those dogs were being terribly neglected if there was a pet sitter on site to attend to their care as well as household staff.

    But for the sake of argument, let’s go with that. Who is responsible for this lack of care? I am having a hard time believing that this is Britney fault. The same woman who isn’t even allowed to drive her own vehicle, let alone take them to the Vet, or make decisions about their treatment upon arriving there.

    How do you make someone appear irrational? Possibly by taking away beloved pets and refusing to return them? I know I would be more than a bit combative if someone shoved a phone in my face while telling me that my pet’s disappearance was somehow *my* fault. Someone, or someones are getting desperate to hang onto control of Britney and her money and to avoid accountability. This looks like a thinly veiled attempt to push Britney into lashing out and appear out of control.

    • Sigmund says:

      Pets and children are commonly used by abusers to control their victims. This reeks heavily of abuse, IMO.

  38. Serena says:

    How very convenient to put out stories like this now. Jamie and the whole Spears family can go f- themselves (in prison).

  39. FluglyBear says:

    When people are fighting the scenario will be they claim they are going to call the police on someone (in this case the housekeeper); then, the other person.so Brittany, goes to physically try and get the phone to prevent the call. Then everybody starts to calm down. This happens over and over again everyday so it’s not hard to imagine. Hope everyone’s ok now!

  40. Sunnyvale says:

    Basically recycling what they used the last time “she’s crazy” & dangerous..et they took away her kids using this tactic. I read yesterday that the deadbeat father didn’t really quit either which explains this random leaked story coming from someone on his payroll

  41. lee says:

    This is going to be a *****show. This young woman has never had a chance to have a normal life. Echoes of Michael Jackson. She has been an income provider for her family all of her life and the people who should have protected her – parents, attorneys, etc have used her as a meal ticket. People have always made decisions for her and during the entire time she was under her father’s conservatorship no one appears to have said to her get an education, learn about your finances, become more independent. Imagine being spied on 24-7. It would make anyone mentally ill. She just seems ill prepared for her next step. Before turning over all the money to her the Courts need to make Brittney go through some type of financial planning seminar to make sure she knows her legal rights. THe whole thing is just so sad.

  42. Jules says:

    Amazing that people still don’t know how to spell her name.