Britney Spears’ lawyer has slammed the singer’s ex, Kevin Federline, after he gave an interview to ITV this week and said her two teenage sons made the choice not to see their mother.
In a pre-taped interview for ITV, Federline – who was married to Spears from 2004 to 2007 – said they came to the decision based on the singer’s near-nude photos posted to the social media site.
Federline also shared a series of private videos on Instagram, secretly filmed unbeknownst to Spears, showing the singer speaking sternly to her children. Federline wrote alongside the clip, “I hope our kids get better than this.”
Spears’ attorney, Mathew Rosengart, said in a statement seen by him diversity that Federline created “legal trouble” for himself by posting the videos and that he is in touch with Instagram regarding policies.
The Independent has reached out to Federline representatives for comment.
“Britney Spears is a brilliantly talented, extremely hard-working icon who is justifiably loved and respected by millions around the world. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said of Mr. Federline, who inexplicably decided to give a gratuitous interview that hurt the mother of his children,” Rosengart wrote.
“Britney has been a faithful supporter of her children and she loves them dearly,” the statement continued.
“Whether he realizes it or not, Mr. Federline has not only violated the privacy and dignity of his children’s mother, he has also undermined his own children, whose privacy he should protect. His ITV interview aside, Mr Federline’s ill-advised decision to release an old video of his 11- and 12-year-old children was cruel, the bottom of the barrel. It was hideous.
“In addition to his self-abasement and violation of societal norms, he has now created various legal problems for himself, including but not limited to being involved in cyber harassment and cyberbullying laws.”
Federline’s videos have since been deleted.
In a lengthy post, which she’s since deleted, Spears said the situation with her sons “should have been 100 percent private and definitely not online.”
The singer explained how every week she looked forward to seeing her sons Sean, 17, and Jayden, 15, but got frustrated when they “walked in the door, went straight to her room, and locked the door.”
“Why do you come visit me when they don’t even visit me!!!” She wrote, explaining that in the episode she would try to lead her children into “devotion” — “where you read two or three pages in a prayer book and talk about it”.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/britney-spears-lawyer-kevin-federline-children-videos-b2143400.html Britney Spears’ lawyer says her ex Kevin Federline has ‘created legal problems’ through ‘cyberbullying’.