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Britney Claims Her Rehab Was Bogus

6/29/2007 4:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Britney Spears feels totally betrayed by her mom, her soon-to-be ex husband, her former manager and Promises, the rehab facility she called home for nearly a month. In short, she claims she never had a drug or alcohol problem but was railroaded into rehab.

Sources tell TMZ that Lynne Spears, Kevin Federline and then-manager Larry Rudolph all pressured Britney to check herself in. We're told Spears acknowledged having emotional problems after her second child was born, but strongly maintained she did not have a drug or alcohol problem.

Nonetheless, multiple sources say Federline threatened to go public by going to court to wrestle custody from her if she didn't go to rehab. Sources say Spears could not withstand the pressure from her mom, Federline and Rudolph, and checked into Promises last February 20.

We're told eventually the professionals believed Spears suffered from post-partum depression, made worse because she stopped taking Prozac. She was also emotionally crumbling because of a messy divorce and intense media scrutiny.

After leaving Promises, as paparazzi waited for the golden shot of Britney drinking again, she began getting angry that she was at a rehab facility in the first place. Britney and her assistant, Allie Sims, called Promises multiple times, asking for a copy of the report showing that she tested dirty for drugs and/or alcohol when she checked in.

We're told it took several days to get an answer. Only two reports were sent to Britney's rep, both showing no drug or alcohol use whatsoever. Most shocking, the first report was dated March 7, 15 days after Britney checked in.



Sources say one of Britney's reps then called the facility and asked for any evidence of a dirty test, but she was told there was nothing in the file. The question -- if the first test was taken more than two weeks after Britney checked in, how could they treat her if they didn't know the problem?

Britney fired Rudolph and has now drawn a line in the sand with her mom. As for Federline, we're told he's threatened to go to court and question Britney's fitness as a mom every time there's a disagreement. Spears, who is extremely protective, does not want to expose her kids to a public battle, so she's caved on many of his demands.

We're told Britney's legal team has repeatedly asked to have a "private" judge handle disputes in a private office (that's the M.O. of her divorce lawyer, Laura Wasser, in celeb divorce cases), away from the cameras, but Federline has insisted that everything be handled at the L.A. County Courthouse, where the media could record their comings and goings.

TMZ spoke with Dr. Donna Markus at Promises but she said, because of patient confidentiality, her facility had no comment.

Larry Rudolph and Lynne Spears could not be reached for comment.

Britney Spears: click to launchFederline's lawyer, Mark Vincent Kaplan, says, "When one person in a divorce has great means and influence, and the other much less so, leaving the case in the public system makes that person more comfortable that they'll be on a level playing field as the case is heard."
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Patty    

Can you say "meltdown"...

2486 days ago
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ldh    

I see another head shaving moment coming up.

2486 days ago
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Spanky    

Never had any drug and alcohol problems. She is really in denial. never thought I would ever think that K-Fed would be the better parent of the two. Good grief.

I would still tap it though.

2486 days ago
4.

costaMesaboy    

i'm over Brit, you should have went to Aloha Land 6 months ago,,,you need a vacation, mija!

2486 days ago
5.

SLUT FOR EVER    

are you serious? god what next? she blames the crotch shots on that too? I think she is disgusting! NO CLASS BRITNEY!! Grow UP BRIT!!!

2486 days ago
6.

MommaT    

Queen of DENIAL

2486 days ago
7.

ORPHANS IN UNITED STATES NEEDS JUST AS MUCH HELP , STARTS AT "HOME ( USA )    



BRITTANY ......IT'S LIKE THIS....AS LONG AS YOU LIVE IN HOLLYWOOD

YOU WILL HAVE ALOT OF STUFF TO DEAL WITH .......HOLLYWOOD ISN'T

A PLACE TO RAISE A FAMILY ........HOLLYWOOD IS LIKE POISON ...........

IT WILL EFFECT EVERYONE SOONER OR LATER..........

2486 days ago
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BOEING 787    

There is no doubt that Brit in an a self destructive downward spiral, I only hope the mom gets custody of Britneys two children and what ever Kevin Federline has. Brit is sick.
Get back to rehab Britney.

2486 days ago
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candy    

just trying to get everyone to feel sorry for her....trying to be the victim....trying to make a comeback....all this is a waste of time. she should have just stayed home and took care of her kids instead of making it look like she was partying all the time. i know she's young, but i'm 29 and have four kids already. you don't see me trying to be young again. my husband and children are my first priorities. take a hint, brit!

2486 days ago
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ORPHANS IN UNITED STATES NEEDS JUST AS MUCH HELP , STARTS AT "HOME ( USA )    



HOLLYWOOD WILL HAVE EVERYONE MAD SOONER / LATER ...

THINK OF ALL THE FAMILIES MAD AT EACH OTHER .........

SPELLINGS

BRITTANY AND HER MOTHER

HILTONS

AND ANYONE ELSE YOU CAN THINK OF ............


UNSTABLE CELEBS ............

2486 days ago
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Dawn Day    

I'm sure is under mental duress. Who wouldn't be in her situation? I wouldn't trade places with her for any amount of money. She has no privacy and having babies back to back in a failing marriage is enough to make someone snap but then to be in the public eye being scrutinized for everything little thing you do....I would be in a rage myself. And she obviously feels she can trust no one...and she probably can't. No wonder she is in this mess!

I feel for her....Paris, Lindsey, Nicole, Kim....etc. can all eat dirt cuz they are nothing but rich spoiled brats. Things started going bad for Britt when she met that wannabe thug husband of hers and getting knocked up by him every time they slept together. I guess I can relate more to Brittany than any of the other drama queen bitches.

2486 days ago
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my girl Brit Brit    

Ok. I know that my girl Brit has made some major mistakes but I have to side with her on this. She is getting taken advantage of and threatened. What do you do when your back is against the wall? You come back fighting. I believe that she did suffer from MAJOR post-partem deppression. It is an awful thing and left untreated can cause severe emotional episodes. Look at Brooke Sheilds. She came out strong and stated that she suffered from post-partem but no one knew about her behavior because she is in a magazine maybe once a month and Britney is in one every week and on the internet every moment of everyday. How come we can say poor Brooke but not poor Brit? It's the same thing. No body would ever talk about taking anyone else's children away but you pull that crap on Brit everyday. It's not right. There are people everyday who beat, starve, and abuse their kids. Let's worry about them.

I think she needs a really good shrink and some good meds to pull herself through this. I wish her luck and I hope she gets all the toxic people out of her life. If that happens to be her mother then so be it. Don't you think Lalohan would be better if she had a better mom?

2486 days ago
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Elle    

Wait wait.. so you're a. telling us that Brittney's crotch shotting drinking puking head shaving moments were sober? and b. her behavior AFTER rehab was that of a role model? and most importantly c. that all of a sudden the world is out to get Brittney? She is beyond dillusional. Did Kevin make an ass of himself after the papers were filed? Did kevin go around town flashing his bits making his kids proud of his trashy behavior? Did kevin promise people a bubble gum chewing bad lip syncing 8 minute bogus performance of a come back wanna be?

For Christ sake someone get her a therapist and a good anti-depressant.

2486 days ago
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Kitty Meow Meow    

Kevin needs to take those kids and she needs SUPERVISED visitation. She is heading for disaster and doesn't needs to take those boys with her.

2486 days ago
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Susannah    

Britney has a severe case of "Blame-itis." She has repeatedly and constantly blamed others for her own actions. I seriously doubt that her own mother would have pressured her to enter a rehab unless she knew about her daughter's drinking and/or drug problem. If it was post partum depression and nothing else, her family would have known that andhelp direct her to the proper resources for that.

2486 days ago
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