Is Britney Spears Being Forcibly Held In A Mental Facility?

Just when you thought you might make it out of Aries without another massive scam blowing up, you thought wrong. A Britney Spears fan Instagram account and podcast called Britney’s Gram has exposed some very disturbing news about Britney’s conservatorship. Apparently, Britney has been forcibly held in a mental facility (!) since mid-January (!!) by her very own father (!!!).

As everyone knows, Britney has been held in conservatorship by her father Jamie Spears since her breakdown in 2008. I think we all remember it. Now, suddenly the #FreeBritney movement is going viral by a hot pink square on Instagram — the true mark of any modern day scam worth its 15 minutes. But behind the pink square is a story that, if true, is extremely disturbing and cruel. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again — LEAVE BRITNEY ALONE!!!

So here’s the tea. Fans have suspected that something shady was going on with Brit amidst a very sketchy cancellation of Domination, her just-announced Las Vegas residency, citing her father’s health issues as the cause. She claimed to be taking an indefinite work hiatus to focus on her father. Ok fine, plausible. But the sketchy part of that situation is that her creative team was literally promoting the residency up until minutes before she posted her official instagram cancellation.

The last time Britney was conclusively seen in public was at an In-and-Out drive thru (not a bad last place to be seen tbh) with her boyfriend on January 6th, a few days after the announcement. She was driving, which is relevant because it’s apparently a big no-no under her conservatorship. I mean everyone knows the best way to rehabilitate a child pop star is to impose the same rules that Saudi Arabia uses to control women. Not a good look for the responsible dad role, Jamie!!

Nothing seemed particularly amiss, aside from the aforementioned abrupt cancellation, until March 6th, when the second individual in control of her conservatorship, her lawyer Andrew Wallet abruptly resigned with the following statement. “Substantial detriment, irreparable harm and immediate danger will result to the conservative and her estate if the relief requested herein is not granted on an ex parte basis.” That’s lawyer for “some fucked up shit going down and Britney is in danger!” Wallet was being paid half a million dollars a year (no pun intended) as conservator, and there was no immediately clear reason why he would suddenly quit.

That’s until a few days later, the podcast Britney’s Gram uncovered legal motions filed by BRITNEY HERSELF from two days before her lawyer had resigned. It’s unclear what the contents of those motions were (God Karen you can’t just ask the motions what their contents are), but this is definitely weird since this was the first time in her entire 11 year conservatorship that Britney had ever filed any motion ever. The story started to gain traction on multiple outlets until the next day, when something that Britney stans would describe as “out of character” was posted on her Instagram. Fans in particular focused on the fact that she used 🙂 as an emoji instead of the typical way she usually posts emojis, which is a lot of actual emojis. [I know this isn’t exactly sound evidence that a world class lawyer like Brett Kavanaugh might argue, but in the court of this website article I think it’s worth a mention.]

Then, as we all know, TMZ reported that Britney checked herself into a mental facility because she was “distraught over her dad’s illness.” It was never reported that she left after that, but two weeks later she was allegedly spotted at a salon, and we thought all could be right with the world (aside from like a million other problems happening everywhere all the time).

JK, it’s actually just getting even crazier. Two days ago, Britney’s Gram posted another podcast episode where they played an actual voicemail from a former paralegal at Andrew Wallet’s firm who did not give his name, but said that Britney has been held against her will in a mental facility since mid-January. He claimed that she had been in rehearsals for Domination when it came to her father’s attention that she was not taking her medication as prescribed. Jamie said she had to either take the medication, or Domination would be cancelled (because as her conservator, he has the power to control almost all aspects of her life, including this). She still refused to take the medication and he pulled the show, telling her to “blame it on [his] illness.” It’s not true that she entered the facility a few weeks ago as was reported because she has been there since January, and there is no “end in sight for her stay at this mental facility. She did not want to go.”

The story is still developing, but if true, it seems like Jamie Spears may be in the middle of a really evil scheme, forcing his daughter to take medication and controlling her through threats to take things away from her (including custody of her children), and now literally holding her in a mental facility indefinitely. We’ll keep you updated but for now, share your thoughts in the comments. #FreeBritney.

Images: Shutterstock; @britneysgram, @britneyspears / Instagram

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Aleen, Sami, and Jordana are the three co-founders of Betches. Aleen serves as Chief Executive Officer, Sami as Chief Creative Officer, and Jordana as Chief Innovation Officer.