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Britney Spears Went To Great Lengths To Hire Her Own Lawyer, According To The Report
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Britney Spears Went To Great Lengths To Hire Her Own Lawyer, According To The Report


According to The New Yorker, Britney Spears was so desperate for her own line of communication with the outside world that she once obtained a cellphone from her former manager's younger sister, who followed the singer into a steam room inside a gym locker room to hand over the device.

The report goes into new detail about how the 39-year-old pop star came to be under conservatorship, a legal arrangement in which a third party is given complete control of her finances and personal decisions, and how it has affected her life. In Spears' case, her father, James "Jamie" Spears, has served as co-conservator for more than a decade.

The locker room story is just one of several disturbing new allegations of abuse suffered by Britney Spears while she was in conservatorship. She spoke out angrily against the arrangement in front of a Los Angeles judge last month, demanding that it be terminated as soon as possible.

“Ma’am, my father and anyone involved in this conservatorship, as well as my management, who played a huge role in punishing me when I said no — Ma’am, they should be in jail,” Spears told Judge Brenda Penny on June 23.

According to the report, the singer had called 911 the night before to report herself as a victim of a wrongful conservatorship.

The legal arrangement was put in place in 2008 after public and private pressures on the singer led to a series of mental health crises, and Spears, then a new mother of two, was reportedly threatened with zero visitation rights with her young children. While it was initially intended to be a temporary measure, the conservatorship was made permanent within a year, according to reports.

According to The New Yorker, Spears' efforts to push back against the constraints placed on her began immediately, but she was reportedly denied the opportunity to hire her own legal counsel because the California legal system considered her incapable of consent. Spears' choice of manager, Sam Lutfi, was immediately removed from her life and career, having earned the ire of Jamie Spear.

According to The New Yorker, Lutfi's sister Christina successfully executed a covert operation in a Beverly Hills hotel in January 2009 to provide Britney Spears with a cellphone so she could contact a lawyer.

Christina Lutfi told the publication, “I got a prepaid cell phone and pretended I was a guest.”

Christina Lutfi told the publication, “I got a prepaid cell phone and pretended I was a guest.”.“She and her mother were at the gym, so I joined them on a bike.”

Christina Lutfi told the publication, “I got a prepaid cell phone and pretended I was a guest.”.“She and her mother were at the gym, so I joined them on a bike.”.I was getting ready for a night out, so I removed my fedora and hid it.

Christina Lutfi told the publication, “I got a prepaid cell phone and pretended I was a guest.”.“She and her mother were at the gym, so I joined them on a bike.”.I was getting ready for a night out, so I removed my fedora and hid it..A bodyguard kept an eye on her while she worked out, and when she went to the locker room, I followed her, and the bodyguard stood outside.

Christina Lutfi told the publication, “I got a prepaid cell phone and pretended I was a guest.”.“She and her mother were at the gym, so I joined them on a bike.”.I was getting ready for a night out, so I removed my fedora and hid it..A bodyguard kept an eye on her while she worked out, and when she went to the locker room, I followed her, and the bodyguard stood outside..Then I noticed her walk into the steam room, so I threw a towel over my shoulder and followed her in.

Christina Lutfi told the publication, “I got a prepaid cell phone and pretended I was a guest.”.“She and her mother were at the gym, so I joined them on a bike.”.I was getting ready for a night out, so I removed my fedora and hid it..A bodyguard kept an eye on her while she worked out, and when she went to the locker room, I followed her, and the bodyguard stood outside..Then I noticed her walk into the steam room, so I threw a towel over my shoulder and followed her in..She almost screamed — it was steamy, and I'm not sure what she was wearing, maybe a towel, and this stranger walks in wearing a fedora.

Christina Lutfi told the publication, “I got a prepaid cell phone and pretended I was a guest.”.“She and her mother were at the gym, so I joined them on a bike.”.I was getting ready for a night out, so I removed my fedora and hid it..A bodyguard kept an eye on her while she worked out, and when she went to the locker room, I followed her, and the bodyguard stood outside..Then I noticed her walk into the steam room, so I threw a towel over my shoulder and followed her in..She almost screamed — it was steamy, and I'm not sure what she was wearing, maybe a towel, and this stranger walks in wearing a fedora..But then I introduced myself as Sam's sister and handed her the phone in a ziplock bag, and she thanked me and dashed to her locker.

Christina Lutfi told the publication, “I got a prepaid cell phone and pretended I was a guest.”.“She and her mother were at the gym, so I joined them on a bike.”.I was getting ready for a night out, so I removed my fedora and hid it..A bodyguard kept an eye on her while she worked out, and when she went to the locker room, I followed her, and the bodyguard stood outside..Then I noticed her walk into the steam room, so I threw a towel over my shoulder and followed her in..She almost screamed — it was steamy, and I'm not sure what she was wearing, maybe a towel, and this stranger walks in wearing a fedora..But then I introduced myself as Sam's sister and handed her the phone in a ziplock bag, and she thanked me and dashed to her locker.."

Spears' plan was thwarted when her father discovered she had obtained a phone.

The report detailed several other instances in which the multimillionaire pop star, who has nine studio albums to her credit, would borrow strangers' cellphones to make calls without her father's knowledge.

The New Yorker's Ronan Farrow and Jia Tolentino interviewed several former Spears employees, including a former housekeeper, as well as a former Spears family friend named Jacqueline Butcher, who provided some of the most damning details.

Visit The New Yorker for the complete story.

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