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2 hours ago, Steel Magnolia said:

I'm not sure how old you are...But I'm five years older than Britney.

I watched all of this stuff happen in real time...I'm on EST but Britney was PST, and I still stayed up to watch all of the blogs update their reporting in real time.

And I still thought the head shaving and the umbrella incident happened on the same night.

I suspect Team CON has leveraged their media connections to purposely try to obfuscate the events of February 14 to 21, 2007. That goes for the five days leading up to the CON in January 2008 as well...It's bought them 13 years to operate with repercussions.

This. Time messes with out memories, and to this day lots of people still think the 5150s happened right after the shaving and the umbrella! Not so long ago I was shocked myself when I realized a full year had passed between both incidents, in my mind they were much closer in time (I didn't follow the story closely back then, but it was impossible to not hear about it even here). 

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Apr. 5, 2007 - Gossip blogs report that Britney is dating singer Howie Day after meeting him at Promises.

Source: https://www.thehollywoodgossip.com/2007/04/lights-on-britney-spears-not-home/

Apr. 28, 2007 - Britney is spotted partying at various nightclubs with singer Howie Day. Bodyguard Tony Barretto accompanies them around Los Angeles.

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aaTjsyCxrd4

Sept. 17, 2007 - At a scheduled hearing in the custody case Laura Wasser quits as Britney's lawyer. TMZ reports that she will be replaced by Marci Levine and Mel Goldsman.

Source: https://www.tmz.com/2007/09/17/wasser-to-britney-youre-someone-elses-problem-now/

Sept. 17, 2007 - Former bodyguard Tony Barretto appears on the court steps with his lawyer, Gloria Allred, offering to testify against Britney in the custody case regarding her nudity and drug use between her release from rehab in March and May 17, 2007.

Source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-spears-idUSN1735962220070918

Sept. 19, 2007 - After two days, Britney replaces custody lawyers Marci Levine and Mel Goldsman with Sorrell Trope, Tara Scott, and Lori Howe of Trope & Trope.

Source: https://www.today.com/popculture/britney-gets-another-new-lawyer-custody-case-wbna20872640

Source: https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/21168271-britney-spears-v-kevin-federline-divorce-case-records

Sept. 23, 2007 - Former bodyguard Tony Barretto speaks to News of the World about his court testimony, including that he witnessed Britney nearly overdose on powdered methamphetamines with singer Howie Day, and that he watched her "snort white powder" on two nights at an L.A. nightclub.

Source: https://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/gossip/ex-bodyguard-britney-spears-dazed-booze-drugs-article-1.246821

Oct. 7, 2007 - TMZ claims lawyers for Kevin Federline subpoenaed one of its videos showing Britney driving with her children last weekend without a valid license, in direct violation of an order by the judge presiding over her custody case.
Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/07/fashion/07britney.html

Jan. 2, 2008 - Britney's latest custody lawyer, Sorrell Trope of Trope & Trope, asks the court to be relieved of his duties to a "breakdown in communication" with his client. A hearing is set for February 4, 2008 to deal with the motion.

Source: https://people.com/crime/britney-spearss-attorney-wants-to-quit/

#FederlineBSS  #LarryBSS #BritneySuperSleuths

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1 hour ago, Steel Magnolia said:

Sept. 17, 2007 - Former bodyguard Tony Barretto appears on the court steps with his lawyer, Gloria Allred, offering to testify against Britney in the custody case regarding her nudity and drug use between her release from rehab in March and May 17, 2007.

Source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-spears-idUSN1735962220070918

So this was the understaning at the time? She was using drugs (probably prescribed medication) and being naked around the boys?

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4 minutes ago, Heitorzinho said:

So this was the understaning at the time? She was using drugs (probably prescribed medication) and being naked around the boys?

Yes, Fat Tony testified that he witnessed this:

https://www.thehollywoodgossip.com/2007/09/tony-barretto-britney-spears-odd-with-howie-day/

Not prescribed medication. Much worse.

The accusations about m.e.t.h. were later repeated by Sam Lutfi in his lawsuit against Britney that he filed in 2009.

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42 minutes ago, Steel Magnolia said:

Yes, Fat Tony testified that he witnessed this:

https://www.thehollywoodgossip.com/2007/09/tony-barretto-britney-spears-odd-with-howie-day/

Not prescribed medication. Much worse.

The accusations about m.e.t.h. were later repeated by Sam Lutfi in his lawsuit against Britney that he filed in 2009.

Steel, do you believe in all of this? I'm shocked 'cause I never read about this testimony.

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47 minutes ago, Heitorzinho said:

Steel, do you believe in all of this? I'm shocked 'cause I never read about this testimony.

Having watched all of this unfold in real time back then?

Yes, I do.

However...

I don't believe Britney was an addict...I think it was exactly as she described in her "Letters of Truth" and in FTR. She described herself as a "party girl."

I believe she dabbled in hard drugs while out partying, but I don't believe she did them regularly or ever allowed them around her children.

Notice that Fat Tony appeared with the allegations in September of 2007, and not back in April/May of 2007 when the incidents actually occurred? And who was paying for his lawyer, Gloria Allred? She's big time Hollywood.

I believe Fat Tony was looking for a payout...His testimony came after the divorce was already settled, was in part what led to the "frequent and habitual user of drugs" designation, and what eventually led to Britney being stripped of custody.

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11 minutes ago, Steel Magnolia said:

Having watched all of this unfold in real time back then?

Yes, I do.

However...

I don't believe Britney was an addict...I think it was exactly as she described in her "Letters of Truth" and in FTR. She described herself as a "party girl."

I believe she dabbled in hard drugs while out partying, but I don't believe she did them regularly or ever allowed them around her children.

Notice that Fat Tony appeared with the allegations in September of 2007, and not back in April/May of 2007 when the incidents actually occurred? And who was paying for his lawyer, Gloria Allred? She's big time Hollywood.

I believe Fat Tony was looking for a payout...His testimony came after the divorce was already settled, was in part what led to the "frequent and habitual user of drugs" designation, and what eventually led to Britney being stripped of custody.

So in a way, directly or indirectly, Britney Spears was set up to fail, in all aspects.

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I agree with Steel. I think she was 25 going through a rough patch and partied like lots of 25 year olds, only she had the whole world looking on everything she did. I mean...had KF had this much scrutiny on him, what would have happened?

The Tony thing smells bad, like a sporadic incident blown out of proportion and used to push a narrative (also, I don't know why being naked in your own house would be that big of a deal, but whatever...). I'm not saying she did nothing wrong at the time, but she had everything against her.

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8 minutes ago, Heitorzinho said:

So in a way, directly or indirectly, Britney Spears was set up to fail, in all aspects.

Absolutely.

I believe she was directly set up...Her behaviour was no worse than Kevin's. The only difference is that he was not undergoing mental health issues (e.g. postpartum depression) and was smart enough to keep his partying on the down low.

Kevin also didn't have a team of lawyers, managers, and family members working against him for their own selfish purposes.

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1 hour ago, Steel Magnolia said:

was smart enough to keep his partying on the down low.

It's not entirely fair to say "smart enough" because Wasser's strategy was to show the court Brit's immense earnings power. most of the publicity about B's "partying" was during paid gigs. She got $400k for being at that club on New Years 2007 in Vegas-->thats almost the same as performing for a night in Vegas.

I'm sure kevin was partying the same amount, but his partying was private without constant publicity.

Wasser made a huge mistake. She chose a lazy strategy and vastlllyy underestimated the misogyny surrounding Britney.

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1 hour ago, RebellionSparkles said:

 most of the publicity about B's "partying" was during paid gigs.

I'm not sure if I can agree with this.

Britney became a "party girl" from the moment her and Kevin split.

There were a number of incidents that would have made her custody lawyers cringe:

  • The vag flash while out with Paris Hilton.
  • Puking on Isaac Cohen.
  • Puking in the back of her SUV.
  • Exchanging outfits with the go go dancers at Club ONE in NY City (I suspect this was the incident that threw her Team over the edge and landed her in Antigua).
  • Partying with Howie Day after her release from rehab (with an almost-overdose from crystal m*** being brought up in Sept by Fat Tony the bodyguard).

And that was just up until May 2007...She kept on going right through Halloween and her birthday in December.
 

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Feb. 8, 2008 - Publicist Michael Sands tells X17 that his former employer, Mark Vincent Kaplan, "needs to step up to the plate and lay off Britney Spears." Sands says, "He's gotta let up on someone who's sick," and "You wanna keep beating [a sick person] up? Don't live in the problem - live in the solution!" Sands claims, "She's not some Frankenstein - she has an illness," and opines that, "Britney does need to be monitored...The disorder is ruining her. It's a neurological problem." Sands says that, "Britney should be allowed visitation under the supervision of a psychiatric nurse and security," and claims, "She's not a bad mother - it's the disease."

Source: https://www.x17online.com/2008/02/sams_spokesman_kevin_needs_to_step_up

Feb. 12, 2008 - Publicist Michael Sands speaks to X17 on behalf of his client Sam Lutfi, claiming that, "Sam was inserted into Britney's life in October," by whom, Sands would not say, "after Britney had already shaved her head and been in two drug rehabs. Sam became her manager, and then her close friend. A manager does get paid."

Source: https://www.x17online.com/2008/02/x17_xclusive_sam_sets_the_record_straight

#LutfiBSS #SandsBSS #BritneySuperSleuths

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Dec. 2006 - Kalie Machado begins a three-month stint working for Britney as her assistant. Kalie claims that she received a call from a man “at a restricted number” who said he was a private investigator working for Brit’s ex husband Kevin Federline. That man was Sam. “He said he had incriminating evidence on Britney and he was going to hand it over to me,” she recalls. “We arranged to meet in a Santa Monica Starbucks.” Kalie was nervous, so she brought her roommate with her. She says she spent 20 minutes listening to Sam talk and when she demanded to see the evidence, he instead “asked all kinds of stalkerish questions – like when we leave the house and where Britney and I went.” Finally, Kalie realized that Sam had nothing and left. “I got more calls from Sam after that,” she remembers, “but I just ignored them.”

Source: https://www.cele*****y.com/9838/sam_lutfi_stalked_britney_before_befriending_her_claims_her_ex_assistant/

Dec. 2006 - Some time during the next three months, assistant Kalie Machado is told by Sam Lutfi that there was a tap on Britney’s phone and a warrant to search her Malibu home for drugs. Kalie claims Lutfi met Britney at a party in 2007.

Source: https://www.rollingstone.com/feature/the-tragedy-of-britney-spears-2-254735/

Feb. 16, 2007 - “Right before Britney went into Promises, after she shaved her head, I got an anonymous call from a man while I was driving in Los Angeles. "There are drugs planted in Britney’s Malibu house,” he said, going on to tell me that it was a conspiracy between Kevin and Britney’s assistants to make my daughter look like a bad mother.” Lynne says, "Immediately, I called the security guards at the Malibu house and asked them to check the house for drugs. While I knew Kevin would never hurt my daughter like that, and I highly doubted her assistants would either, things were so fragile with Britney at the time that I wasn't taking any chances. She had just lost custody of the boys to Kevin, and she was at a very low ebb. It was midnight, but I turned around and drove to Britney's house and met her assistant, Allie. Along with the guards, we combed the house, and no drugs whatsoever were to be found. Nonetheless, Allie and I were scared to death. I didn't hear from this mysterious person again until months later...When I told him his theory had proved wrong, he protested: "There were drugs; you just didn't find them," he said, earnestly." Several paragraphs later, Lynne admits the man who called about the drugs was Sam Lutfi."

Source: Lynne Spears, "Through The Storm," Page 165.

Feb. 18, 2007 - Over dinner, Britney is spotted having a serious conversation with her father Jamie Spears at L.A.'s Stevie's Creole Bar and Cafe.

Source: https://extratv.com/2007/02/21/spears-skips-out-of-rehab-hops-to-l-a-tattoo-parlor/

Source: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/britney-spears-wigs-out/

Source: https://www.inquirer.com/philly/columnists/20070221_Tattle___Britney__pre-rehab__The_final_hours.html

Feb. 20, 2007 - Tuesday morning, Britney checks into Promises rehabilitation center in Los Angeles. She spends the night at the facility.

Source: https://www.tmz.com/2007/02/20/britney-back-in-rehab/

Source: https://people.com/parents/britney_spears__4-2/

Source: https://people.com/celebrity/britney-spears-checks-out-of-rehab/

Source: https://www.x17online.com/2007/02/britney_enters_rehab_1

Source: https://www.x17online.com/2007/02/x17_xclusive_britneys_lookin_good_1

Source: https://www.x17online.com/2007/02/breaking_news_britney_leaves_rehab

Feb. 21 2007 - Early Wednesday morning, Britney checks out of Promises after less than 24-hours and is driven by Alli Sims to meet with prominent criminal defence attorney Blair Berk, of Tarlow & Berk. She stays until almost 12:30 pm.

Source: https://www.x17online.com/2007/02/breaking_news_britney_leaves_rehab

Source: https://www.x17online.com/2007/02/x17_xclusive_britney_on_the_move

Source: https://www.x17online.com/2007/02/x17_xclusive_britneys_lookin_good_1

Feb. 21, 2007 - At 10:33 pm, Britney is driven to Promises by her mother Lynne and checks back into rehab for the third time. She enters Promises for a minimum 30-day stay.

Source: https://web.archive.org/web/20070303104151/https://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,253618,00.html

Source: https://www.ctvnews.ca/britney-spears-back-in-rehab-publicist-confirms-1.230476

Source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-britney-idUSN2020353820070222

#LutfiBSS #LynneBSS #RailroadBSS #BritneySuperSleuths

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Feb. 21, 2007 - Sources tell "Extra" that Britney visits her Malibu home.

Source: https://extratv.com/2007/02/21/spears-skips-out-of-rehab-hops-to-l-a-tattoo-parlor/

Feb. 21, 2007 - About 8:45 pm: "Extra" reports in a separate article that Britney arrives at "Kevin Federline's house." 

Source: https://web.archive.org/web/20070303104151/https://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,253618,00.html

Feb. 21, 2007 - At 9:30 pm: "Extra" reports that Britney is picked up from "Kevin Federline's house" in a vehicle driven by her mother, Lynne.

Source: https://web.archive.org/web/20070303104151/https://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,253618,00.html

Feb. 21, 2007 - At 10:20 pm: "Extra" reports that Britney and Lynne are observed to be driving around while arguing.

Source: https://web.archive.org/web/20070303104151/https://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,253618,00.html

Feb. 21, 2007 - At 10:33 pm: "Extra" reports that Britney is driven to Promises by her mother Lynne and checks back into rehab for the third time. In a third article, "Extra" claims video exists of Britney and Lynne entering the gates of Promises for a minimum 30-day stay.

Source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-britney-idUSN2020353820070222

Source: https://www.heraldnet.com/news/britney-enters-rehab-in-malibu/

#LynneBSS #FederlineBSS #RailroadBSS #BritneySuperSleuths

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Jan. 23, 2008 - The law firm of Trope & Trope confirm they will remain as Britney's legal representation in the custody case.

Source: https://people.com/celebrity/britney-spearss-lawyers-wont-quit-case/

Jan. 28, 2008 - Lynne Spears arrives in Los Angeles from Kentwood. According to People, she holds a "bonding session" with Sam Lutfi, Allie Sims, and Adnan Ghalib that does not go well.

Source: https://people.com/archive/cover-story-britney-interrupted-vol-69-no-6/

Jan. 28, 2008 - Lawyer Jon Eardley writes to Britney with the claim that, "What they ultimately want is to get you into a conservatorship; at that point, your freedom will be denied, giving them the full opportunity to steal all of your money and to deny you any access to your children." The letter is later found by criminal defence attorney Blair Berk in the rental Mercedes that was being driven by Sam Lutfi.

Source: https://www.nme.com/news/music/britney-spears-112-1313209

Source: https://exhale.breatheheavy.com/forums/topic/795459-jon-eardley-letter-to-britney-before-conservatorship/

Source: https://breatheheavy.wordpress.com/2010/09/11/media-omits-blair-berk-from-case-against-sam-lutfi/

#LutfiBSS #EardleyBSS #BritneySuperSleuths

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Feb. 2, 2008 - TMZ reports that attorney Adam Streisand has informed them that James Spears and Andrew Wallet have asked the probate court for permission to terminate the services of custody lawyers Trope & Trope due to their close relationship with Sam Lutfi.

Source: https://www.tmz.com/2008/02/04/jamie-wants-to-s-t-can-brits-divorce-lawyers/

Feb. 3, 2008 - TMZ reports that custody lawyers from Trope & Trope visited Britney at UCLA a day earlier on February 2nd. They plan on attending a court hearing set for February 4th, along with attorney Adam Streisand. Trope & Trope will argue that Britney "feels hatred" towards her father, and will ask that both James Spears and Andrew Wallet be replaced with two other undecided conservators.

Source: https://www.tmz.com/2008/02/03/dogfight-in-court-tomorrow-over-brit/

Feb. 4, 2008 - After James Spears fails to appear, a family court hearing is postponed until Feb. 19. Eight lawyers show up to the hearing, including Mark Vincent Kaplan representing Kevin Federline, Anne Kiley of Trope & Trope representing Britney, Andrew Wallet representing Britney's estate, and an attorney from Luce Forward set to testify to Britney's health status.

Source: https://www.x17online.com/2008/02/jamie_a_noshow_to_custody_case_sending_two_l

Feb. 4, 2008 - TMZ reports that Michael Sands has been served with a subpoena that was drafted by Trope & Trope.

Source: https://www.tmz.com/2008/02/04/new-subponea-in-brit-case/

Feb. 6, 2008 - X17 reports that Mark Vincent Kaplan has fired his publicist Michael Sands. Among the reasons cited was Sands' wearing sweatpants to a recent deposition, along with the subpoena Sands received from Britney's attorneys, Trope & Trope.

Source: https://www.x17online.com/2008/02/kevins_lawyer_loses_his_voice

Feb. 7, 2008 - Publicist Michael Sands holds a press conference to discuss his new client Sam Lutfi. “Sam has been providing prescription medication, cocktails is what its called for Britney’s medical issues. Sometimes the medication really doesn’t work and you have to change it and you see outrageous behavior displayed in public.” Sands told MTV News, "Sam was giving her cocktails. I don't know which doctor prescribed those three drugs [the antipsychotic medications Risperdal and Seroquel and the stimulant Adderall], but the medication she was taking was not agreeing with her. It wasn't the right cocktail." Also, "We want to get her back onstage and doing the right thing," Sands told MTV News before the press conference. "So I'm working with Sam to reinvent her image."

Source: https://www.x17online.com/2008/07/omg_brit_gives_up_on_the_kids_gives_kevin_so

Source: https://perezhilton.com/hes-not-a-doctor/

Feb. 11, 2008 - Life & Style reports they have obtained a copy of a letter from Mark Vincent Kaplan to his former publicist Michael Sands requesting, "copies of any documents you [Sands] intend to produce in response to the subpoena so that we may review the documents to determine any appropriate objection and basis for protective order."

Source: https://www.x17online.com/2008/02/what_is_kevin_hiding

Feb. 19, 2008 - Britney's attorneys Trope & Trope seek a gag order in the custody case. Kevin's attorney Mark Vincent Kaplan argues against it.

Source: https://www.x17online.com/2008/02/britney_courtroom_update_kaplan_arguing_agai

Mar. 10, 2008 - During a scheduled family court hearing Commissioner Scott Gordon makes no changes to Britney's visitation schedule.

Source: https://www.x17online.com/2008/03/courthouse_update_no_ruling_on_fees_no_chang

May 6, 2008 - Britney and Kevin Federline appear in family court alongside their attorneys. Britney is awarded with extended visitation.

Source: https://www.x17online.com/2008/05/x17_xclusive_we_hear_brit_will_get_more_visi

June 24, 2008 - Britney and Kevin Federline appear in family court alongside their attorneys. Laura Wasser and Blair Berk represent Britney, while Mark Vincent Kaplan represents Kevin.

Source: https://www.x17online.com/2008/06/britney_and_kevin_face_to_face_in_court

July 17, 2008 - Kevin Federline's custody attorney Mark Vincent Kaplan announces that Britney has given sole legal and physical custody of her toddlers to her ex-husband while she maintains visitation rights. Kaplan says that, "A trial has been averted."

Source: https://www.x17online.com/2008/07/omg_brit_gives_up_on_the_kids_gives_kevin_so

Source: https://www.x17online.com/2008/07/kaplan_trial_averted

July 18, 2008 - Custody attorneys Mark Vincent Kaplan and Laura Wasser appear in the family court to formalize the custody agreement reached the day before.

Source: https://www.x17online.com/2008/07/mark_vincent_kaplan_discusses_new_britneykev

#LutfiBSS #FederlineBSS #BerkBSS #WasserBSS #BritneySuperSleuths

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