This past weekend, Daily Mail reported that it spoke with Federline about his concerns with Spears, 41, is using drugs.
Journalist Daphne Barak claims she spoke with Federline with him stating “I fear she’s on meth — I’ve been praying someone would make it public and th
at she wakes up. … It’s terrifying. She is the mother of my boys.”
In a statement on his Instagram Story, Federline is calling that quote “false” and repulsive.”
He also wen on to say that this claim hits home and “saddens” his family whom he shares with Spears – Sean Preston, 17, and Jayden James, 16.
“[The] lies and attempts to exploit minors is click bait and another repulsive example of where, unfortunately, certain journalism has sunk today,” he added, in part.
Spears also responded to the report in an Instagram post.
“The fact that people are claiming things that are not true is so sad … This may not even be them saying such things because it doesn’t make any sense to me for them to be saying that,” she said, in part. “… It makes me sad because I tried so hard to make things nice for you and it was never good enough. So you guys go behind my back and talk about me … it breaks my heart and the news is so low.”
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“Hopefully it is just the news being hateful and Kevin nor Preston said any of those things,” she added.
There have been many reports of Britney dangerously handling knives and more in this report that the two have also slammed. Reports just came in last week that Federline has had issues paying for school for his own children as well.
Spears’ attorney, Matthew Rosengart, also slammed the report with a legal letter obtained by What’s Trending.
“The Daily Mail, through Daphne Barak, posted a story yesterday containing numerous false and defamatory fabrications concerning my client Britney Spears that are attributed to Kevin Federline and his children, in particular regarding ‘crystal meth,’ ” the letter states
Federline “acknowledged the falsity of Ms. Barak’s story” when he spoke to TMZ earlier in the day, Rosengart’s letter continues, “I have separately learnt that on several occasions, Ms. Barak sought to contact Britney under false pretenses, again her minor children, which is exploitative, harassing, and outrageous.”
“And moreover, Britney’s representatives were never contacted prior to the publication of the story, further demonstrating actual malice and reckless disregard for the truth,” the legal document added.
The letter wrapped up stating, “Britney is indeed a public figure, but this conduct is beyond the pale and completely unacceptable. It is shoddy even by today’s standards of ‘journalism’ and the unfair scrutiny she has faced.”
Rosengart said he would “follow up separately” but asked the outlet to “please confirm” that it would “immediately delete and retract that false and defamatory story and conduct an internal investigation regarding this matter and the abuse of Britney and her children.”
A Mail on Sunday spokesperson even sent PEOPLE a written statement reading: “The Mail on Sunday and Daphne Barak stand by the story published on June 11. Daphne Barak and her team spent months working with Kevin, his wife and family, including Britney’s boys, Jayden and Preston, for a new documentary. They spent 12 days filming together. Daphne Barak has assured us that the quotes attributed to Kevin and the family are accurate and fairly reflect the interviews conducted, in which Kevin expressed his fears that Britney might be using crystal meth to Daphne and to her producer Erbil Gunasti and members of the film crew. He did so clearly and repeatedly.”
The statement continued, “Kevin also made it clear to Daphne that he hoped someone would expose the situation, as he saw it, because that would be the way to get help for Britney. The allegation about crystal meth was put to Britney’s representatives by the Sun on Sunday, with whom we were collaborating, to which there was no response.”
Spears has not commented to the press on the situation.