Britney Spears’ attorney, Mathew Rosengart, is coming to his pop star client’s defense after her ex-husband Kevin Federline attempted to disparage her character by leaking videos of her allegedly arguing with her teenage sons.
“Britney Spears is a brilliantly-talented, extremely-hardworking icon, who is rightfully beloved and respected by millions around the world,” the former federal prosecutor exclusively tells Page Six on Thursday.
“The same, unfortunately, cannot be said about Mr. Federline, who for reasons that are inexplicable, decided to give a gratuitous interview that has hurt the mother of his children.”
Rosengart adds that the “Oops! I Did It Again” singer, 40, has “faithfully supported” sons Sean Preston, 16, and Jayden James, 15, and “loves them dearly.”
“Whether he realizes it or not, Mr. Federline has not only violated the privacy and dignity of the mother of his children, he has undermined his own children, whose privacy he should protect,” the high-powered attorney, who helped free Britney from her 13-year conservatorship, also says.
“Putting aside his ITV interview, Mr. Federline’s abhorrent, ill-advised decision to post an old video of his 11 and 12 year old children was cruel, bottom of the barrel stuff.”
Rosengart also claims in his statement to Page Six that Federline, 44, may have broken the law by posting videos in which Spears did not know she was being recorded since California is a two-party consent state.
“In addition to demeaning himself and violating societal norms, he has now also created various legal issues for himself including, but not limited to, implicating cyber-harassment and cyber-bullying statutes, among other things,” the LA-based lawyer says.
He tells Page Six it has been his “honor” to work with Spears to “suspend her father as conservator, to help her gain her freedom and dignity, and to help protect her from the type of bullying she endured in the past—and we will not tolerate bullying in any area.”
Rosengart also shares that he is working with Instagram to “ensure” that Federline “adheres to its rules and we are exploring all appropriate relief against him.”
“In the meantime, as Britney herself poignantly said, whatever is occurring between her and her boys should remain private,” he concludes. “We urge Mr. Federline to act with a measure of grace and decency and to cease from publicly discussing private matters, which benefits no one.”
Federline’s attorney did not immediately respond to Page Six’s request for comment on Rosengart’s statement, but it appears the DJ does have some regrets about posting the leaked videos. Earlier on Thursday, Federline deleted the three clips from his Instagram.
Just hours before, the former backup dancer, who was married to Spears from 2004 until 2007, shared the videos on his platform with the caption, “I can not sit back and let my sons be accused in this way after what they’ve been through. As much as it hurts us, we decided as a family to post these videos.”
“This isn’t even the worst of it. The lies have to stop. I hope our kids grow up to be better than this.”
A source from Spears’ camp exclusively told Page Six in response to the posts at the time, “Kevin is disgusting. He is weaponizing the kids by releasing the videos. But in these clips, Britney is just being a mom.”
The internet widely agreed with people on social media commenting how Spears appeared to only be trying to discipline her children.
One person wrote, “The fact that Britney Spears has to remind her own kids that she is a WOMAN and she deserves RESPECT tells us all we need to know about Kevin Federline’s parental influence. That man is pure evil and he’s raised those kids in his image. Truly tragic. #JusticeForBritney”
Another tweeted, “Dear Kevin Federline. You released a “scathing” video of a mom being a mom. Sometimes moms -gasp – have reactions. They might discipline by taking things away or ask for respect. This is shocking but sometimes moms will argue with their kids. #BritneySpears.”
Spears herself gave insight earlier this week into how difficult it has been for her to co-parent with Federline after he shared in a preview for an ITV interview that Sean Preston and Jayden James have chosen “not to see” their mom for “a few months.”
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