Britney Spears breaks silence after ‘prank callers’ dispatched police to her home
Britney Spears has asked her fans to respect their privacy after she said “prank phone calls” prompted a social check by police earlier this week.
The singer posted a note on Twitter on Thursday detailing the police visit.
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“I love and adore my fans, but this time things have gone a little too far and my privacy has been violated,” the message read.
Spears went on to say that police “never entered her home” and that when they arrived they “quickly realized there was no problem and left immediately.”
The singer lamented that the incident made her feel “gaslit and bullied” and that she was “once again portrayed in a bad and unfair light by the media.”
“During this time in my life I really hope that the public and my fans who are so important to me can respect my privacy,” she wrote.
In a statement emailed to CNN on Wednesday, Sgt. Jason Karol of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that the department “received some calls from concerned fans” after Spears deleted her Instagram account.
He said the wellness check was done “out of caution” and it was “determined that she is safe and not in danger”.
Fans had also raised concerns after a “manic” video surfaced of her acting erratically at a restaurant, which reportedly prompted her husband Sam Asghari to leave the house.
For the past two years, Spears has been in the spotlight due to legal battles surrounding her conservatorship, which was established in 2008 and largely controlled by her father, Jamie Spears.
The conservatory was disbanded in 2021 amid a growing “Free Britney” movement.
Spears had used her Instagram platform as her main channel to communicate with her fans, but had taken regular breaks from social media in the past.
She has not yet recovered her Instagram account.
Thousands of fans have posted supportive comments after she shared her recent Twitter message.
“If anyone deserves peace it’s you,” wrote one fan.
“Love you. Sorry that happened,” wrote another.
“Britney we the real ones are so embarrassed and sorry for what happened,” added a third.
“The possessed who cannot live without bothering you is NOT part of this fandom.
“Remember that we will always love and support you.”
But amid those comments, a number of conspiracy theorists questioned whether Spears actually wrote the Twitter message, noting that it had a completely different style than their usual way of writing on social media.
“A whole different style of writing!” said one person.
“So it’s not Britney… You’re afraid we’re debunking reality, right?
“WE SEE YOU.”
Others questioned the claim that police went to Spears’ house because of “prank” callers.
“These calls were not pranks, the public is very concerned for you and the cause of concern is all your captions leading fans to speculate that you are being held and controlled,” one fan wrote.
“SHOW the public that everything is ok otherwise the fans are still CONCERNED by so many inconsistencies in what you post.”
‘Got to chill’
Most of the time, though, fans just wanted others to leave Spears alone.
“These fans need to relax,” one person wrote.
“The story was written for her against her will for 13 years.
“Stop writing another one for her and give her space and peace. Sending love and good vibes.”
– with CNN
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