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Britney's Bodyguard: She Has Mental Problems

Britney's Bodyguard: She Has Mental Problems

Britney Spears chats on the phone outside of her new Malibu estate on Saturday. The pop princess reportedly caught a flight to Atlanta, Georgia for the weekend, presumably a little after this phone call. Good thing she flew and didn’t drive!

In a recent video interview with London’s News of the World, Britney‘s former bodyguard Tony Barretto claims that the troubled star nearly suffered a drug overdose post-rehab last spring.

“She has mental problems, and they are not helped by her taking drugs and alcohol,” Barretto says in the interview. “She was in a terrible state, just sweating and shaking. Her pupils were huge— we thought she was dying.”

Added Barretto about Britney‘s love for nudity: “”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.”

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  • Paulo

    well at least her outfit looks like she was going to GA…lol.

  • faith

    looks and dresses like trash. From pop princess to pop tart

  • http://justjared.buzznet.com ginny

    third???????

  • yepp

    she looks better , i hope she does well. PEOPLE STOP HATING ON HER, MAKING HER FEEL BAD ISNT GUNNA MAKE A BAD SITUATION BETTER.

  • Michelle

    I am all for loving one another, but sometimes you have to be harsh for someone dense to get the point.

  • Mary

    She was in Atlanta??? Didn’t hear about it…..Why would she come here???

  • sheryl

    Residential neighborhoods should be off limits to paps. I don’t care who you are, celeb or not, you have a right to protection and privacy.

  • Justsomeone

    I really used to like Britney Spears, but the way she’s treating herself now? >;( its really saddening.

  • Justsomeone

    I really used to like Britney Spears, but the way she’s treating herself now? >;( its really saddening. Anyway i’m 7th! I like that number btw :D

  • blahblah

    she’s not wearing pants AGAIN? WTHHhhh

  • kara

    shes soo pretty

  • Yily

    Britney needs to stay away from LA for a while. She should stay in Georgia, away from the photographers and the media. Just stay focus on producing her music and getting all her stuff back on track and Britney should be fine. Let’s hope, she won’t make another mistake.

  • rowis

    she looks like a soccer mom, with that scrunchy, that jean blouse and those gold bracelets…ewwwwwwwww

  • Lasa

    No do not come to Ga we don’t want your trainwreck @ss here thank you very much. You don’t know how to take care of your kids, yourself, a dog, anything. H*ll, you don’t even know how to put on a pair of pants! Go somewhere else and just sit and get on meds and get some much needed psych help.

  • Anon

    I truly believe she is bipolar, and have since the head-shaving incident. Many sufferers try to ‘cope’ with their symptoms by using/abusing drugs and alcohol. Typical symptoms include irrational, wild behavior (including inappropriate sexual behavior), impulsiveness (remember the Las Vegas ‘joke wedding’ – then the sudden marriage to KFed), and just bizarre behavior in general when in a manic state. And many sufferers won’t stick with the meds because it ‘dulls’ their senses. She desperately needs help, and I hope she gets it.

  • Tash

    This ex bodyguard obviously wants his 15 minutes of fame. Anyone who starts giving public interviews to discredit someone like this, whether his story is true or not should be disgusted with himself. If it is all true, he should have reported it to the necessary authorities and moved on, not glorify himself to be the big man hes not and make money out of it. Hope someone shoots him in a dark alley.

  • joe

    well mr bodyguard was paid 50 grand for the interview i guess he’s a reliable source, just like us weekly and 90% of the bloggers. its a soap opera created by the media, and all the people that actually comment are idiotitic ignornant morons who dont have anything better to do with there own lives. shows the stupidity and the low moral of our country when britney spears life gets more media coverage than the messed up troops coming home.

  • jess

    DEFINITELY, MEDIA COVERAGE OF YOUNG HOLLYWOOD IS OUT OF CONTROL. WHO CARES PEOPLE……DONT JUDGE AND PRAY FOR EVERYONE IN NEED. YOU HONESTLY DONT KNOW ANY OF THESE CELEBRITES, YOU ONLY KNOW WHAT THE MEDIA FEEDS YOU AND PEOPLE ARE DUMB ENOUGH TO BUY INTO IT.

  • verysad

    The poor girl is probably suffering from postpartum depression it has similar symptoms to bipolar —- major mood swings, crazy irrational behavior ect. It is hormone driven — she needs help but sadly has cut off or fired anyone who told her the truth. In her state of mind she can’t hear truth because she is not thinking clearly.

  • Michelle

    If you think about it or read the comments people leave on all these websites its shows how incredible disgusting people are. If you think about it perez is a example of someone who was probably a loser in high school and now making up for it.

  • emch

    Not surprise by her LOVE for NUDITY – who goes out without underwear & flashes the most private part of you to the world ?? If she could she’d rather come out nude (without anything) she’s so sloppy & her clothes is always almost dropping or coming off.

  • http://bobmarley.com Ms. Sunshine

    Her ex boyguard isn’t credible! He is going after her money.
    I think k-fraud paid him..since his time is ticking down, I mean it is getting dirty!

    If this body guard had anything on her

    1st he said that he loved the children, and that is the reason why he is coming forward..OK..really..if he truly love those children..why did he wait until now to come out, and say that she was on drugs? This seem like exploitation to me! As soon as she fired his ass, it started to get fishy! HOW MUCH IS K-FRAUD PAYING HIM? That is what we all should be asking? As soon as she fired him, he wanted money..he isn’t credible! It is sad because everybody has made money off of her! I think that she need to protect herself! It is sooo sad! This Chris rocker girl is making money off of her, k-fraud is making money off of her, shar is making money off of her, and now her body guard is trying to make money off of her, and the public loves it! SMH!

  • It’s Britney, b*tch

    I wish Britney would defend herself against creeps like him..why won’t she give any statements?
    Stand up for yourself Britney!

    Oh and by the way, “really reliable source”..I’d belive his “I-want-to-save-the-children-crap” if he wasn’t laughing all the way to the bank.

  • It’s Britney, b*tch

    18 jess : 09/24/2007 at 2:23 am

    DEFINITELY, MEDIA COVERAGE OF YOUNG HOLLYWOOD IS OUT OF CONTROL. WHO CARES PEOPLE……DONT JUDGE AND PRAY FOR EVERYONE IN NEED. YOU HONESTLY DONT KNOW ANY OF THESE CELEBRITES, YOU ONLY KNOW WHAT THE MEDIA FEEDS YOU AND PEOPLE ARE DUMB ENOUGH TO BUY INTO IT.

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    So, there are sane people out there :D

  • fazlyn

    she need help…

    she sure is not stable…could be depression
    pls seek help…depression is not somethg u can deal alone….

  • mia

    y’all r ganna shut thefck up and get a facking life all u need is to step out of her personal life and get ur nasty faces on more useful things instead of briging the poor girl down leave her alone she’s the best damn thing that ever hapened to music and y’all r speaking like if she’s a famous 4 being famous well i remind u that she’s one of the 10 biggest selling female artist in history with a tamendeous 80 million of record sold world wide,she has a star in the hollywood walk of fame and she’s a grammy award winning world wide iconic star u hurt me she’ll be back cause her fans r hear to stay we ain’t going no where u pscycos

  • It’s Britney, b*tch

    Let’s hope the paps don’t follow her to Atlanta..let her breathe!

  • Simone

    Her parents and ex-manager have all tried to intervene and she blocks them out of her life for it. And she won’t stay put in one rehab for more than a few days, where professionals could help her.

    Now her ex-bodyguard is talking, and she’s still running aways from her reality — this time literally — rather than conforting her issues. It seems it’s going to take something very drastic for this girl to understand that no one is out to ‘get her’, rather in fact, she needs help and the people in her life trying to tell her so are doing it out of concern and love.

    And the people in her life that are NOT telling her she needs help are nothing but ENABLERS. Her family and friends should stage a private intervention while she’s in Atlanta.

    If she doesn’t get the help she neeeds, seems this could potentially be headed in the same direction as other sex-symbol starlets in the past, for example: Marilyn Monroe, Anna Nicole Smith. Tragic.

  • spooky

    23 It’s Britney, b*tch : 09/24/2007 at 4:02 am
    I wish Britney would defend herself against creeps like him..why won’t she give any statements?
    Stand up for yourself Britney!

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    Maybe it’s because what he said is true. I personally believe she DOES have a mental problem.

  • Nonnie

    LA Superior Court Judge — Gordon, was right in his random two times
    a week drug testing for Britney and ordering a ‘parent coach’, but I
    hope it is enough for those two precious toddler boys. I don’t know why anyone (family, entourage and friends) did not COME FORTH SOONER FOR THE SAKE OF THE BOYS.

  • Raquella

    OMG!! will everyone back off the girl and give her a break!! life is hard enough not being through a lens….. I mean dang ya she made mistakes and bla bla but who is without sin can cast stones…… and thats NOBODY!! find another person and make them ur project, get a life

  • Raquella

    OMG!! will everyone back off the girl and give her a break!! life is hard enough not being through a lens….. I mean dang ya she made mistakes and bla bla but who is without sin can cast stones…… and thats NOBODY!! find another person and make them ur project,in short, get a life .

  • Nausicaa

    what the f*** is she wearing ??? this dress is horrible !
    http://starsaunaturel.canalblog.com/

  • Dancer

    23 It’s Britney, b*tch
    Although I don’t agree with the bodyguard selling his story, I do believe it is true–so therefore it is a little hard to have Britney defend herself.
    She stripped down for the OK photo shoot as they all stood their in shock (it is in their story).
    We have seen public pictures of her carelessness with her children along with factual reporting that DCFS has been called.
    Her family, manager etc., forced her into rehab because they were afraid for her and she now isn’t speaking to any of them proclaiming she was drug and alcohol free. Classic denial symptoms.
    Her behavior has been increasingly erratic. Many of the bodyguard’s stories have been supported by others. The stripping, the sex with women, the horrible parenting skills, drinking, drug use etc.
    She needs help. Offer her your support, but don’t excuse her behavior–because she is going to end up killing herself or worse–those babies.
    Britney had everything. She had a family that loved her. A manager/company that was known as a pretty good one in Hollywood. She had a career to die for. She had friends (not sure any have stuck around). She has two beautiful children. Now about all she has left is money.
    Pretty sad. She needs help desperately. Hope she gets it before she ends up dead.

  • Emma

    #15, how can you say you think Britney is bipolar when you’ve never met her in your life? You have NO idea what she’s thinking, NO idea what she really does most of the time, or how she really acts. Your only proof is magazines which most of them are probably lying just to sell. Dont people get that? TABLOIDS MAKE UP RUMORS TO SELL. If you still believe that shit, then you’re obviously 12 years old or younger, or maybe just older but really immature. If you do know her and know exactly what she’s going through and actually talk to her daily, then go ahead, but until then, just be quiet.

  • just saying

    This bodyguard is starting to sound like that private detective from the Anna Nicole saga. The story seems to grow with each new interview.

    The only thing is if he were lying she could sue him and she never seems to sue anyone or deny anything said about her.

  • Angelina’s granny panties

    Sad that no one cares about this girl. Strange that she would go outside to talk on the phone esp when she knows that paps are hanging from trees to get photos of her.

  • Astonished

    the only thing that is going to help that girl is if everyone, and i mean everyone bails out. it won’t happen though, because there are always some dumbasses who think hanging out with someone famous is cool. If she has NO help whatsoever, then she cannot run away from her actions. Her money is a real problem right now, because she can buy people to keep her out of the worst trouble.

    her only hope right now is to get in trouble with the law so severely that she can’t buy her way out.

    if cousin alli really loved her, she would pack her bags and go home.

  • * Spay / Neuter *

    So what are we going to do with Fartney ?! it’s one thing if she wants to self destruct but the kids need protection A.S.A.P !!

  • http://www.orkut.com Anna Kingston

    , Of some form since that those problems with the former-husband of it had started, already it gave pra well to perceive that it had problems: , Britney Spears is insane person! huum! , crazy crazy! kkkkkkkkkkk :D

  • http://www.orkut.com Anna Kingston

    more they do not think that I am bold! it who is crazy! :O :D :P :(

  • britney spears

    ¬¬, OMG, i unlove you -.-, how to do this whith me? i am, beautiful girl, the paparazii, my wondder ¬¬, eat you! >

  • http://www.orkut.com Britney Spears

    I AM CRAZY? ¬¬ ³ THEY TAKES OFF PHOTOS OF ME, HIDDEN AI ENVENTAM THIS PRA TO OBTAIN FAME FOR THE SITE! PLUS THEM THEY DO NOT GO TO OBTAIN BECAUSE I GO TO PROCESS ALL, DONKEYS!

  • remember da truth

    I agree the bodyguard is not credible, but that doesn’t mean that what he says is false, either. With our own eyes we have seen behavior that is not normal. The poor girl does not need bloggers hating on her, or being trashier than she is by kicking her when she’s down. The girl is obviously in serious mental trouble, and any fan who really cares about her and not clinging to some dopey fantasy of her as perfect can see that and wants what’s best for her.

    Atlanta is a hot music center. Maybe she’s working on an album, but what I really hope is that someone gets her to a doctor and gets her on something to soothe her fears and paranoia, and get her to listen to those who really want what’s best for her — her family. And not Alli, or whoever keeps defending her and not practicing tough love.

    Even K-Fed is not out to get her. He has not said anything since he first mentioned her problems while still living with her. He has not tried to get the kids from her, except to get MORE time with them, and still have her in the picture as mom. I think he still cares about her but is worried about the kids, as any normal person would be, with them left for her to take care of. She needs a psychiatrist, not a psychologist, but a psychiatrist to treat her problems, which she is self-medicating for.

  • carrie nae

    Everything is about fame and money for everyone. From her parents to entrusted bodyguards. I am not a Britney fan but I truly believe that a breakdown is needed to get up again. She’ll be stronger as long as nothing horrible happens to her again.

  • Karin

    This former bodyguard’s accusations are interesting and a little sketchy to me. He seems to be hungry for publicity as a way of getting back at Britney for dumping him as her bodyguard. Britney needs love and understanding not to be dumped all over by media and press. Where’s her support??? She deserves to lead a better life for herself and her boys that she loves very much. And Kevin Federline was and is no saint. No one is in this situation.

  • Anon

    #15, how can you say you think Britney is bipolar when you’ve never met her in your life? You have NO idea what she’s thinking, NO idea what she really does most of the time, or how she really acts. Your only proof is magazines which most of them are probably lying just to sell. Dont people get that? TABLOIDS MAKE UP RUMORS TO SELL. If you still believe that ****, then you’re obviously 12 years old or younger, or maybe just older but really immature. If you do know her and know exactly what she’s going through and actually talk to her daily, then go ahead, but until then, just be quiet.
    —————————-
    I have some experience on the subject, being bipolar myself. My OPINION is based on the public incidents (the head-shaving certainly wasn’t a rumor, nor was the ‘wedding’). If she’s done some bizarre things in public, you do have to wonder what hasn’t been public. These are not the actions of someone who is mentally stable, but if she does have a true illness, it’s nothing to be ashamed of, and it’s treatable. (And stressful, life-changing events can trigger the manifestations of the illness, and having two children in quick succession is stressful on one’s body.) I agree the ex-bodyguard is in it for the money and will say anything, especially if he was fired, so I don’t think he’s completely credible. If he had any decency at all, he’d keep his mouth shut and get an honest job. I still hope she gets help, whatever it is she needs – she deserves better.

  • Mimi

    Stop trating her badly!! U don’t even know what she lived lately i think that U have to support her not to insult her and making her feel badly, STOP IT

  • lies lies lies

    so if he was warned about her nudity ahead of time, what the hell is he bitching about? he had the choice not to be her bodyguard if her nudity was such an issue. this guy is a gold digging piece of poop.

  • bataglio

    she needs to get outta hollywood for a long time if she’s not to end up like ANS