Britney Spears‘ former manager has released a series of old voicemail messages allegedly from the singer as proof she has wanted out of her conservatorship for the past decade.
Sam Lutfi — who managed Spears from 2007 up until her breakdown in 2008 — leaked four recordings allegedly sent from Spears to the courts, asking for her conservatorship to be eliminated as it made her feel “confined, restrained and stripped of my civil rights”.
In the recordings, Spears also claimed her father Jamie — who was her sole conservator — “threatened” her several times that he’ll take away her children:” Sean and Jayden.
According to Lutfi, “every attorney received a copy” of Spears’ alleged voicemails, which were all time-stamped and had her phone number attached. And while the controversial manager told Page Six he “has leaked [the voicemails] in the past”, he was reposting them on Instagram in support of Spears’ recent conservatorship battle.
“They all knew these were real and legit every judge threw these out, wouldn’t even call her into chambers to ask if these were real or not. Zilch zero nothing,” Lutfi wrote alongside the first voicemail recording Spears sent.
“There was never anyone on the inside that would help. These calls are to my phone, these calls cost me a ton of money in court, tarnished my name further but also tore my soul apart, I had no idea where to turn, no one was listening no one seemed to care. I can’t believe nothing has changed. She will never get those years back, her children were robbed of a huge chunk of history with their mother.”
In another recording supposedly sent in 2009 and shared on Instagram, it’s claimed that Spears could be heard requesting a new lawyer, proving she had been wanting to remove her court-appointed attorney, Samuel D. Ingham III, for some time.
“Hi, this is Britney Spears. I want John Eardley and John Patterson to represent me as court-appointed attorney in my best interests and best wishes. OK bye,” she said.
Lutfi alleged in the accompanying caption that “Ingham claimed all these were fake and her folks ‘verified’ they were not her🤔 all left on my phone every year.”
Months passed and still nothing was done, Lutfi said, sparking Spears to send yet another voicemail: “Hi my name’s Britney Spears. I called you earlier. I’m calling again because I just wanted to make sure that during the process of eliminating the conservatorship that my father has threatened me several times, that you know, he’ll take my children away.
“I just want to be guaranteed that everything will be fine with the process and that you guys are taking care of everything, that things will stay the same as far as my custodial time. That’s it, bye.”
A later plea from Spears again fell on deaf ears.
“Hi, this is Britney Spears. It’s Sunday the 18th Just so you know I want out of this conservatorship. I’ve been blackmailed by visitation with my babies by the conservatorship. I’m confined, restrained, and stripped of my civil rights. And I demand the state of California to review this case because I feel it’s illegal.. Bye,” she said in the voicemail.
Of the 2009 recording, Lutfi said: “I have many more throughout the years. 13 years later nothing has changed, every judge ignored all these calls … you can love me you can hate me but you can not deny the truth.”