Britney and her dad begin public battle

Proving that his Hollywood family is just as screwed up as the next, Britney Spears's dad Jamie released a statement to the New York Post's PageSix yesterday admonishing his daughter and showing support for her manager Larry Rudolph. "When Larry Rudolph talked Britney into going into rehab, he was doing what her mother, father and team of professionals with over 100 years of experience knew needed to be done," Spears Sr. writes. "She was out of control. Larry was the one chosen by the team to roll up his sleeves and deliver the message, to help save her life... The Spears family would like to publicly apologize to Larry for our daughter's statements about him over the past few weeks. Unfortunately, she blames him and her family for where she is at today with her kids and career. Larry has always been there for Britney. For this, we will forever be grateful to him." In response, Britney Spears told PageSix via her rep, "I am praying for my father. We have never had a good relationship. It's sad that all the men that have been in my life do not know how to accept a real woman's love. I am concentrating on my work and my life right now." A friend of the popstar contends that Spears "had no drugs in her system when she was admitted to Promises - they [tested her] and there was nothing. She was embarrassed she had to go in there when she knew she was suffering from postpartum depression, not a drug or alcohol problem." And as far as Spears shaving her head, the friend insists, "Britney's aunt had just died of cancer. She was feeling very guilty because she hadn't been there with her, she was overwhelmingly depressed and she shaved her head in solidarity." A source close to Larry Rudolph, who was allegedly fired by the popstar last week, says, "Britney obviously has a lot of issues... Larry's trying to lay low and letting her act out, but...he doesn't want to see her wind up like Anna Nicole Smith. He won't get into a public fight with her - yet. This is about saving her from herself."


Anonymous said...

Someone please tell her that one CAN have shoulder straps shortened!!

Anonymous said...

Can someone please tell her to go away! Her career is over!

Anonymous said...

Parents of celebrities should not be airing the family laundry in public. His daughter needed help, so FINALLY, the family reached out and offered her help. That's what they're supposed to do. Like I'm sure Britney did (financially) for her family, over the years.
I didn't see Britney's father letting the press know everytime his daughter payed off his mortgage, or bought him a new car--This is what happens when celebrities stop footing the bill for their family members--ALL the snakes start to unleash their venom.