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October 01, 2021

Britney Spears Slams NYT Documentary in New IG Post: 'I Scratched My Head a Couple of Times'

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Britney Spears is opening up about the New York Times’ “Controlling Britney Spears” documentary. The pop superstar is disputing some of the claims made in the project. 

Documentary filmmakers from the New York Times have released yet another project regarding Britney Spears’ conservatorship. The new documentary called “Controlling Britney Spears” makes several new claims. 

Headlines buzzed earlier this week when clips from the documentary exposed a possible surveillance operation that was put in place for the star. However, Spears is choosing to speak out against many of the allegations. 

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Earlier this week, New York Times released its second Britney Spears conservatorship-related documentary on Hulu. “Controlling Britney Spears” features interviews with people who had close working relationships with Spears. 

Publications buzzed at the bombshell allegations made in the new documentary as soon as it came out. Many were especially concerned with claims that Spears was allegedly heavily monitored with surveillance devices. 

A former security employee from an agency hired by Spears’ dad exposed the conservator’s intention to have full control over the pop star. He even claims he has audio of the star that was secretly recorded. 

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Although many met the claims with outrage and outpouring support for Spears, she shares a different sentiment. The pop icon took to Instagram to react to the claims made on the latest documentary about her legal situation. 

She posted a video of herself posing with her hair blowing in the wind with music playing in the background. Although Spears did not say a word in the video, she let the caption speak for her:

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“It's really crazy guys ... I watched a little bit of the last documentary and I must say I scratched my head a couple of times”

In addition to insinuating that portions of the documentary were not accurate, Spears expressed more concerns about the film. This includes the unflattering light in which she felt she was being portrayed. 

This concern is something that Spears has touched on when reacting to previous documentaries. However, although she may not be the biggest fan of how she is framed in the films, authorities claim they help her case. 

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Legal experts have opened up about how much the documentaries on Spears have aided investigations. Conservatorship lawyer Tamar Arminak explained that the content helped legitimize a review of the arrangement:

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“Months ago, I never would have imagined this type of information on Britney’s case, and I’m afraid this is just a tip of the iceberg.”

Of course, the claims made in the documentaries will only be liable in court if they are true. However, it is great to see that they are not only causing harm to the iconic pop star, who fans hope to see set free finally.

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