Ugh, I can’t even deal with all of this (so I don’t know how the hell Britney’s coping), but Britney’s former bodyguard, Tony Barretto, spoke to News of the World about her frightening, drug-addicted behavior. This is after he agreed to testify against Britney in the recent custody hearing. I really don’t understand the legality of this — didn’t Britney make him sign an NDA? I understand that may not prevent him from speaking in court, but shouldn’t it prevent him from speaking to the media? How the hell did she let this happen?
“With her drug and booze issues, her home is no place for children to be raised,” he is quoted as saying. “I am a dad and what I saw shocked me so much that it has forced me to take this measure.”
He talks about Britney partying with Howie Day in a rehab just days after she was released from rehab (Day checked back into rehab soon after) and overdosing on cocaine and crystal meth. “We were panicking,” he says. “We thought she was going to die.”
He talks about how Britney keeps the kids up late so that they’ll sleep through the morning and not wake her up. “She speaks to them in weird, creepy, baby voices, in made-up languages, which they just don’t get. All it does is unsettle, upset and scare them. Often she would scream and cry uncontrollably. Imagine what that is like for young children.”
There’s a lot more there if you wanna read the article yourself.
I always think it’s a riot when News of the World — a British publication — “quotes” American sources.
Here’s what Tony Barretto was “quoted” as saying about Brit’s relationship with K-Fed:
“They would just have massive rows on the phone all the time. She would scream at him, and it would deeply distress her. I saw her throw her mobile out of her car during one of their shouting matches. I never saw mum and dad together with their kids.”
You can hear a video of Barretto talking on their website, and this guy is obviously 100% American. Americans don’t say “row.” They say “fight.” They don’t say “mobile,” they say “cell.” And they don’t say “mum,” they say “mom.” So take this article — and its supposed quotes — with a healthy serving of salt, kids.