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Mystery Witness Alleges Drug Use by Britney

9/17/2007 4:16 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Tony Barretto, a former bodyguard for Britney Spears, filed a declaration in the Britney Spears/Kevin Federline custody battle which alleges "nudity, drug use and safety issues post-rehab."


Gloria Allred, Barretto's attorney, said in a press conference today that Brit's former hired muscle was prepared to testify under oath today, but that neither the court nor Britney's attorneys chose to cross-examine him. She said his declaration went "unrefuted and unchallenged."

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Barretto started working for Britney when she got out of rehab, and was fired on May 17 because, said Allred, "He did not hear her when he was asked to pick up her hat."

Barretto, himself the father of young children, came forward, Allred says, because while working for Britney, he became "very concerned" about the safety of her two boys. Allred also said that she has spoken to County Counsel for Child Protective Services about Barretto's concerns.


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106.

crymeariver    

I agree. leave brit alone. SHe needs people she can trust. I like to see her work with someone like Reba or others.At least she aint nude in public. Those dresses people critize her for....i seen other celebs wear them too.

I think Aldred should be muzzled with a gag order like the others should be custody fights should not be part of public domain.

2563 days ago
107.

crymeariver    

I would like to see an accounting on where's brits money has gone since the divorce that would paint a different picture because you would see who benefitted the most.

2563 days ago
108.

nonnie    

What I want to know is why this person needed a lawyer if he was concerned for Britney's kids and why'd he wait so long? Gloria Allred needs to mind her own business -- she's such a publicity hound. Just call CPS if you suspect child abuse, endangerment, etc. This guy's just trying to get money out of Brit. Watch! Next he'll slap her with a lawsuit just because she fired his fat ass! Obviously her instincts were good -- he's nothing but a loser.

2563 days ago
109.

darinda    

It's interesting how on the day of this custody hearing all of a sudden K-FED suppossedly recieved death threats... As far as the secret witness is concerned why didn't he quit and then file a complaint when he saw these things? Also if K-fed is so interested in being a good father why did he hook up with Britney Spears in the first place? The way I see it Shar Jackson's career wasn't going anywhere so she got dumped without even knowing it. If I where the Judge I would be asking him how he plans to supprt the other 2 children.. Regardless he needs o job. Britneys parents should be ashamed as a mother I would stick by my child no matter what because thats my child.. There is noway I would let her go through all this alone... No matter what thats what a mother does.. this only goes to show she didn't teach her daughter's much else Britney would have alot more respect for her self..........

2563 days ago
110.

darinda    

I also think she should keep her kid's if she didn't love them she would have given them to him she wouldn't be trying to keep them.... I beleive he's trying to get even for being dumped via text message... I also think she should be made by the judge to take parenting classes because obviously she didn't learn much from her divorced parent's... The news media blow's things out of wack so we really don't know whats really going on.

2563 days ago
111.

Caption Contest    

Fed-Ex wouldn't be trying to get custody of these kids if there wasn't a big PAYDAY at the end of the Brit-Brit rainbow.

Note to Fed-Ex: GET A JOB!

Chris Crocker 4-EVA!

2563 days ago
112.

JJ    

102 : "other celeb's have made some of the same mishaps as Britney but you don't see them plastered all over mags and the internet"

Precisely!! It's called discretion and better judgment. It's called hiring drivers, private rooms and competent support staff. It's about wearing underwear and a bra. It's about avoiding the places you KNOW there'll be paps waiting for you, and going out of your way NOT to go there, instead of doing it on purpose to go there. Where there's a will, there's a way, and it's precisely Britney's will and discretion which is being questioned today.

2563 days ago
113.

mlb    

I don't think someone who just got fired makes a good witness - he may well just want revenge.

2563 days ago
114.

Diana    

You really gotta wonder about the big fat guy......he was FIRED in May and yet said NOTHING until September when K-Fed brings stuff back into court. Brit probably will get screwed by our legal system. Even if this guy was right, there are parents who have done drugs and other things and straightened out. This guy can testify to NOTHING after May.....that is 5 freaking months ago!!!! Another odd thing is, why didn't K-Fed pull the guy in during the divorce??? And why didn't this guy come forward then with his dire concerns?? Once again we are back to the what a coincidence K-Fed is about to lose a HUGE chunck of change and suddenly pulls all this out of his hat. Seems fishy only most of our judges will miss it. He will get a butt load of Brit's money and those boys are screwed!!! Did you see the clothes he had them in for their birthday party? Oh wait one didn't have any on!! Where is all the money he gets now going? Obviously NOT to clothing for the boys like it should!!

2563 days ago
115.

Luciana    

It's very difficult to prove a parent unfit. I feel for Britney only in that what she's going through is a VERY public spectacle. I don't care how wealthy or famous you are or what you do before you have children in the privacy of your own home provided that you're not putting anyone in danger HOWEVER once children enter the picture it's time to grow up, accept responsibility for them and your actions ~ live for THEM and if you MUST act like an immature, irresponsible fool then make damn sure the children are no where around and are being well cared for. Rather than a UA she should have submitted a hair follacle for testing. Depending on the type of drug, how much and how recently they've been ingested it can be out of your system within 24 hours while it stays in your hair follacle for up to 90 days.
As for whoever asked why Federline didn't go after custody of his kids with Shar Jackson. Did you ever stop to think that maybe he didn't and doesn't consider her an unfit mother or that the safety of their kids wasn't being compromised by her actions?
Look at Britneys eyes in photos taken prior to her marriage to Federline and since the split. She's not in her right mind now, her eyes appear wild and deranged, desperate. She's in dire need of psychological help, possibly hospitalization, then maybe she'll have a hope of keeping her kids.

2563 days ago
116.

Jon Bodack    

I'm not really at all surprised to hear that Brit would fire her bodyguard over not picking up a hat when he didn't hear her asking him! It's just another typical day in Britney Crazy Land!

2563 days ago
117.

ic    

WHAT HAPPENED TO THE CONFIDENTIALITY CONTRACT HE SIGNED...PLEASE AND GLORIA IS SHOWING HER FACE AGAIN...HOW SHE HAS A WONDERFUL DAUGHTER ON COURT TV MAKES ME WONDER IF SHE WAS ADOPTED AS SHE IS NOTHING LIKE HER PUBLICITY HUNGRY MOTHER WITHOUT ANY SCRUPLES...LOEAVE BRITNEY ALONE...GLORIA DOES NOT CARE A RATS ASS ABOUT THOSE KIDS ALL SHE WANTS IS HER NAME AND FACE IN THE MEDIA.....

2563 days ago
118.

liz    

and why is k-fed getting a free ride?!?!?!

2563 days ago
119.

cochino    

to #111:

Brit didnt get screwed by the legal system, she screwed herself. As for the kids half-dressed, LA was getting over somewhat of a heatwave at the time. To have them outside and fully dressed is more of a crime than to let them roam as they were in their own backyard *supervised*.

Who is to say that this guy wasn't the one, or one of many who tipped off the child welfare office? Maybe he did, maybe he didn't.....

I'm just saying

Props to #110! very well said

2563 days ago
120.

bulldogi    

Her and her bodyguard can wear the same clothes.

2563 days ago
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