Britney Spears ex-bodyguard gives exclusive interview
Tony Barretto a bodyguard briefly employed by Britney Spears after her stint in rehab filed a declaration with the judge handling her custody case. Based on this information, the judge has ordered Britney to take randomized drug tests and parenting classes to maintain custody of her kids. Tony reveals what he told the judge about Britney’s drug use, parenting and erratic behavior in an exclusive interview with News of the World:
On her overdose with Howie Day:
“On the surface of the dresser, I could see mounds of white powder and a straw on top. I suspected it was cocaine or powdered methamphetamines. By the side I spotted a glass pipe, which I knew from my drugs training was often used with crystal meth.”
The drug has similar effects to amphetamine and ecstasy. Overdosing can cause heart failure.
Tony went on: “I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. Britney was completely out of it. We thought she’d overdosed. She was distraught, crying. Her skin was all waxy. She looked so ill. We tried to speak to her. My fellow bodyguard and Alli were so worried they wanted to get hold of a medic to detoxify her. We were panicking. We thought she was going to die.
“There was talk about where to put the detox line it was that serious–through her arm, which would make fans think she’d been injecting, or through her neck.”
On her parenting skills:
He also told how she kept Jayden James and Sean Preston up late so they would sleep through the mornings and not wake her. If they woke early, a member of staff dealt with them.
Tony said: “Britney does love her kids but she is a fickle mum. When the kids are happy, she’s happy. When they’re crying or unwell, she’s not sure what to do. She speaks to them in weird, creepy, baby voices, in made-up languages, which they just don’t get. All it does is unsettle, upset and scare them. Often she would scream and cry uncontrollably. Imagine what that is like for young children.”
On the constant nudity:
“It’s the strangest thing, she likes to expose herself. I think part of it is she likes to embarrass people and make them feel uneasy. Before I even started working for her, I was warned about her stripping. I must have seen her naked dozens of times and each time I’ve been extremely embarrassed. She strips off anywhere–at home, recording studios and clubs. Even at the dance rehearsals, she took all her clothes off in front of me and then bent over, not even to pick anything up. I felt my ears burning and turned my head to the wall.”
If you’ve got some free time, scope out the full story and the myriad of links. It’s pretty much everything you imagined about Britney Spears and so much more. Also there’s a weird subplot about the bodyguards arming themselves when Howie Day is around. I want to say I’m making that up, but seriously, it’s true. I had no idea he was that dangerous. Howie Day seems like the type of guy that would crumble if you stepped on a daisy. Have you heard his music? I’m not saying Howie’s a pansy; I’m just saying I’ve seen premature infants that could kick his ass.