Britney Spears has posted – and promptly deleted – screenshots of text messages she sent her mum, friend and former lawyer after allegedly being forced into a mental health facility in 2019.
“It’s a little different with proof,” Spears, 40, wrote on Instagram early Monday, reports the new york post.
In the first screenshot, the Toxic singer wrote to her mother, Lynne Spears: “He was saying he wants to UP the seraquil [sic] and I’m like whoaaaaaaa horsey go f**k yourslwf [sic].
“Seraquil I thought was a sleep aid but it’s for bipolar and is WAAAAAY Stronger than lithium.”
It is unclear whether Britney was referring to a doctor or her father, Jamie Spears, who controlled her medical care as her conservator.
Seroquel, also known as quetiapine, is an antipsychotic medication that treats mood disorders including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, according to WebMD.
“I literally feel all [sic] the sick medicine in my stomach,” Britney continued in her text to her mum. “I feel like he’s trying to kill me. I swear to god I do.”
The Grammy winner claimed in her Instagram caption that she got “no response” from Lynne, 67, at the time, but she did hear from her mum when she checked out of the facility.
“Her words were, ‘You should have let me visit you and give you a hug,’” Britney wrote.
In the second screenshot, Britney asked her childhood friend Jansen Fitzgerald to help her find new counsel.
When Britney’s conservatorship began in 2008, a Los Angeles judge appointed a lawyer to represent her. She did not win the right to hire her own lawyer until 2021.
“I need John bells [sic] number please,” Britney texted Fitzgerald in 2019. “When u can.”
She then asked her friend about lithium, the mood-stabilizing drug that Britney testified in 2021 made her feel “drunk” after her team allegedly changed her medication without her say.
“I have a feeling you will say I will be OK but it still doesn’t make sense,” Britney Fitzgerald texted, claiming in her Instagram caption that she “never heard back from her” either.
However, Fitzgerald insisted on her Instagram Stories on Monday afternoon that she “did respond”. She speculated that “some of [her] messages were deleted” from Britney’s phone, which Jamie, 70, allegedly monitored during the conservatorship.
“When she left the facility my phone number was blocked from her and we have never spoken again,” Fitzgerald added. “I have tried to reach her through every possible outlet and always failed.”
Lynne reposted Fitzgerald’s response on her Instagram, writing that she has “all the ‘whole conversations’ as well”.
In the final screenshot from her 2019 text messages, Britney informed her court-appointed lawyer, Samuel D. Ingham III, that she wanted to make some changes in her life after being released from the facility.
“I want to talk about going to court when this is done and getting my medical rights,” she wrote, adding that she wanted her conservatorship to end.
“When this program is over I don’t want to work at all … I want to live for me and have an adventurous life,” Britney told Mr Ingham, who resigned in 2021, paving the way for former federal prosecutor Mathew Rosengart to join the case.
Britney concluded her Instagram caption by sharing a text that her sister, Jamie Lynn Spears, allegedly sent her around the same time, though she did not include a screenshot of that one.
“’They’re not gonna let you go so why are you fighting it,’” Jamie Lynn, 31, allegedly wrote.
Britney claimed in her first-ever public court speech last summer that her dad, Jamie, sent her to the mental health facility against her will following a disagreement over her since-cancelled Las Vegas residency “Domination.”
“My dad and anyone involved in this conservatorship – and my management, who played a huge role in punishing me when I said no – ma’am, they should be in jail,” she told the judge at the time.
Jamie, who has denied any wrongdoing, was suspended as Britney’s conservator last September, and the legal arrangement was terminated altogether that November.
Lynne previously took partial credit for the conservatorship ending, arguing in court documents obtained by Page Six that “the status quo would have continued” if not for her “relentless advocacy” for her daughter.
Page Six has contacted Lynne’s lawyer, Jamie Lynn’s rep and Fitzgerald for comment.
This article originally appeared in the New York Post and was reproduced with permission