Britney Spears vows to ‘sue the s**t’ out of former managers: ‘They were trying to kill me’
Britney Spears has threatened to “sue the s**t out of” Tri Star Sports and Entertainment Group’s Lou Taylor and Robin Greenhill in a blistering Instagram post.
Three months after a judge ended the 40-year-old superstar’s 13-year-long conservatorship, the pop icon reflected on a visit she claims to have made to the management company’s office a week before she was placed on involuntary detention in 2008.
In the lengthy post, Spears claimed her former managers had attempted to kill her while she was being looked after by the company. Tri Star has repeatedly denied all claims of mistreatment.
The “Stronger” hitmaker’s caption began: “A week before they sent me away to that f**king place, TRI STAR invited me to their offices … the swanky suited up b***hes … SO NICE with their ‘We are here to make you feel SPECIAL’ !!!!”
She then named her former managers as the post continued: “I had lunch with Lou Taylor and Robin Greenhill … they said ‘Britney, look at your picture on the wall!’ With a huge black and white framed picture in the hall of their office !!!!!”
The “Lucky” hitmaker continued: “They sucked up to me and ‘made me feel special’ … RIGHT …. Ha those same b***hes killed me a week later !!!!”
It is not clear what Spears was referring to when she claimed they “killed me a week later”.
The post then continued: “My dad worshipped those two women and would have done anything they asked of him !!!! I think they were trying to kill me … I still to this very day believe that’s EXACTLY what they were trying to do … but not a damn thing was wrong with me and I didn’t die !!!!”
Britney’s scathing post concluded: “Nobody else would have lived through what they did to me !!! I lived through all of if and I remember all of it !!!! I will sue the s**t out of Tri Star !!!! Psss they got away with all of it and I’m here to warn them every day of my precious life !!!!”
In addition to the caption, the post featured a black and white photo with text that read: “Your self-respect has to be stronger than your feelings.”
“These claims are entirely false, as well as highly offensive, damaging and unacceptable,” Charles Harder esquire said in a statement on behalf of Taylor, Tri Star Sports and Entertainment Group’s founder and CEO, in response to the post.
All the claims made regarding Tri Star’s treatment of Britney Spears
It’s not the first time questions have been raised about Tri Star’s alleged mistreatment of Spears after her father Jamie Spears employed Taylor as the business manager of the pop star’s estate in 2008.
Indeed, Britney’s fans have accused the manager of being the mastermind behind the singer’s conservatorship – with Spears herself appearing to confirm the claim in a previous Instagram post.
The most recent wave of speculation came after Taylor resigned from her management position in November 2020.
At the time, the businesswoman reportedly quit without giving Britney any prior notice despite being her manager for over a decade.
Just months later, Taylor’s involvement with Spears’ controversial conservatorship was closely chronicled in a number of documentaries.
In the FX and Hulu documentary, The New York Times Presents: Controlling Britney Spears, Taylor and Greenhill were accused of keeping tabs on Spears’ iPhone with mirrored communications on an iPad which they kept in a safe.
The documentary also saw former Black Box Security employee Alex Vlasov allege that the duo, Spears’ father and Black Box Security president Edan Yemini had monitored the Grammy winner’s phone and bugged her bedroom.
Jamie’s then-lawyer, Vivian Lee Thoreen, said his “actions were done with the knowledge and consent of Britney”, while Tri Star and Black Box denied wrongdoing.
Greenhill denied in a sworn statement that Tri Star bugged the singer’s bedroom, controlled her medication and oversaw her electronic communications.
“No one at Tri Star has ever suggested monitoring Ms Spears’ electronic communications,” she said. “No one at Tri Star is aware of any hidden electronic surveillance device placed in Ms Spears’ bedroom. No one at Tri Star has ever had any control over Ms Spears’ medical treatment.”
Following the documentary’s release, Spears’ chosen lawyer Mathew Rosengart launched an investigation into the claims and in January, called on former FBI special agent Sherine Ebadi to corroborate that Jamie had spied on his daughter.
Rosengart has repeatedly requested depositions from Jamie, Taylor and Greenhill, all of whom have yet to sit down with the former federal prosecutor to testify under oath.
Meanwhile, lawyers for Tri Star filed a motion to block a request from Britney’s legal team asking for full accounting over the last 13 years of its involvement with Spears.
In November 2021, Rosengart demanded to see Tri Star’s accounting as proof that his client’s money had been mishandled from 2008 to 2020.
Yet, there is no evidence of “extrinsic fraud”, Taylor’s attorneys argued in the lawsuit, that would entitle Rosengart to subpoena such documents. They say that the company submitted a complete set of books and recordings amounting to 16,000 files up until they stopped representing her in August 2020.
Rosengart countered that Spears was at a disadvantage during the arrangement as “even her own lawyer at the time didn’t protect her or her money”.