Britney Spears’ 2007 breakdown might have been even worse than anybody knew.
In a brand new documentary, “Britney Spears – Breaking Point,” airing Sunday evening, insiders reveal that Spears, now 37, might have had her life at risk — and the individuals who have been paid to guard her security might have accepted bribes from paparazzi in alternate for entry to the singer.
Esther Tognozzi owns the Los Angeles salon the place the “Toxic” singer infamously shaved her head in February 2007. In the particular, Tognozzi revealed that one of many two bodyguards who’d accompanied Spears to the salon repeatedly opened the blinds to let the horde of photographers outdoors the store snap photos of Spears buzzing off her personal hair.
According to Tognozzi, Spears arrived on the salon round closing time. “We were cleaning up and there was a bunch of flashing outside lights and we were wondering, ‘Uh oh, what happened, police, ambulance?’ We looked out and it’s a bunch of white lights flashing and somebody knocked on the door because we always keep the door locked saying: ‘Hey, open the door, Britney Spears wants to come in,’” she recalled.
“And of course, I said: ‘What for?’ And they proceeded to come in, she sat on my chair, I said, ‘What’s up, can I help you?’ She said, ‘I want to shave my hair off.’”
Tognozzi says she tried to speak Spears out of the stunt to no avail. “I said, ‘No, you don’t,’ [and] she said, ‘Oh yes, I do.’”
“She had two bodyguards, supposedly keeping an eye out to make sure the paparazzi were not getting any pictures and one of them kept opening the blinds,” Tognozzi instructed the The Daily Mail.
“I had blinds at the side of the salon back then. I had a sliding glass door and I kept saying, ‘There’s nobody over there, why do you keep opening up the blinds?’ Well, I found out days later why he was opening the blind because a photographer was hiding there to take pictures,” she added.
“I tried to talk her out of it and I said, ‘You don’t want to do that, tomorrow is a different day, you’ll feel differently tomorrow, let’s talk about it.’”
Tognozzi says whereas the Spears circus went on, she was additionally fielding calls from her personal brother, who she’d been slated to fulfill with earlier than Spears sauntered in. When Tognozzi went to take a name, she says, “By the time I came back to her she had grabbed a buzzer and she was testing to see how it was going to feel or look to buzz her hair.”
She continued, “My phone rang again so, as I’m answering my phone I realize she went into that other room, sat in that chair and buzzed half her hair off.”
Tognozzi says she tried to assist Spears “fix” the state of affairs atop her head however that Spears didn’t need to change a factor as soon as she shaved her head. She additionally claims that Spears was pleased with her shaved head and recollects the singer saying, “My mom is going to be p—ed.”
Meanwhile, dance studio boss Robert Baker instructed The Mirror that Spears’ father, Jamie, is probably going the rationale the singer remains to be alive right now following her psychiatric episodes.
“I’ve known Britney since 1998. I saw her at the height of her fame and saw her struggling when things got tough,” Baker recalled.
“She was spiraling out of control. She was going through the worst time of her life and needed help. Her dad stepped in and gave her the help she needed. If he hadn’t, things could have been very different. I don’t think she would still be with us today.”
In latest months, there was growing private turmoil between Britney and Jamie, in addition to her ex-husband (father of her sons Sean and Jayden) Kevin Federline.
Federline obtained a restraining order in opposition to Jamie on behalf of himself, Sean and Jayden, after Jamie allegedly put his fingers on Sean.
A legislation enforcement supply claimed that Sean allegedly “felt unsafe” and locked himself in a room after an argument with Jamie, however that Jamie managed to interrupt in and allegedly “shook” the boy.
Britney reportedly eliminated her sons from her father’s residence and knowledgeable Kevin of the incident. Jamie reportedly gained’t be charged within the incident.
Federline just lately agreed to 70 p.c custody of the kids in comparison with Spears’ 30; they beforehand shared 50-50 custody.
Britney filed for divorce from the previous dancer in November 2006. The cut up was settled in March 2007. For some time, Kevin maintained custody of the kids till Britney stabilized after her extensively publicized breakdown.
Jamie served because the pop star’s conservator since 2008, however stepped down after the alleged altercation with Britney’s son, requesting that the singer’s care supervisor, Jodi Montgomery, step in for him quickly.
Montgomery will reportedly fill the position till Jan. 31, 2020, at which level it’s speculated that Jamie will attempt to renew the position.
This previous April, she checked right into a psychological well being facility, reportedly because of the stress of her father’s sickness. Britney slammed experiences that she was dedicated in opposition to her will earlier than she left remedy on the finish of that month.
In May, a decide in Britney’s conservatorship case ordered a 730 professional analysis, a course of often used to find out the psychological well being and competence of a mum or dad in a divorce case. It was not clear for whom the analysis was deliberate.
In May, Britney’s longtime supervisor, Larry Rudolph, claimed that the pop star’s medicines had stopped working across the time that her father fell ailing.