While Britney Spears’ father may have filed to end her conservatorship this month, the pop star is still at the mercy of the media. The New York Times has released a second documentary on the singer’s life, Controlling Britney Spears. In addition CNN released its own exposé dubbed Toxic: Britney Spears’ Battle For Freedom.
While it is not clear which documentary she if referring to, the Gimme More singer has revealed it is “not true”. She initially published a lengthy caption that read, “It’s really crazy guys … I watched a little bit of the last documentary and I hate to inform you but a lot of what you heard is not true !!!.”
Upon revisiting the caption, it has been edited to read, “It’s really crazy guys … I watched a little bit of the last documentary and I must say I scratched my head a couple of times 🙄.”
Spears’ fiancé Sam Asghari has also responded the slew of documentaries, saying it has left a “bad aftertaste”.
“Apparently my opinion has increased in value over last few days. Past docs left bad after taste. I’m hopeful this one will be respectful. I don’t blame CNN , BBC or Netflix (which got me thru lockdowns) for airing them because, as an actor I tell other people’s stories too,” Asghari wrote on his Instagram Story last Friday, per People.
“I question producers who made them ‘just to shed light’ without input or approval from subject,” he added.
Controlling Britney Spears which first aired in the US on Friday revealed claims that her home was bugged by her father, Jamie Spears. The legal team for the 39-year-old has released its own statement in response which says if the reports are factual, he “engaged in horrifying and unconscionable invasions of his adult daughter’s privacy”. They added a “serious investigation” is needed – stay tuned.
It’s not the first time Spears has slammed the media for exploiting her story. “These documentaries are so hypocritical … they criticise the media and then do the same thing ?????,” she wrote to social media after the release of BBC‘s The Battle for Britney: Fans, Cash and a Conservatorship.
Netflix’s docco Britney Vs Spears releases from September 28.