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Sam Lutfi, the former manager of Britney Spears, has shared a number of heartbreaking voicemails he claims are from the singer, with the messages saying she was 'confined', 'restrained' and 'stripped' of her civil rights. You can listen to them below:
Another particularly bleak message says: "I am being held against my will."
Lutfi posted the voicemails on Instagram earlier this week, saying he has shared them before but is re-posting them because of Spears' ongoing legal battle to remove her father, Jamie Spears, as her conservator.
Lutfi does not state he exact dates for all of the messages, but claims some of them are from 2009.
The film producer is known for having a strained relationship with the singer, and in 2019 a court issued a restraining order forbidding Lutfi from contacting Spears or her family or making disparaging comments about them online.
The first voice recording says: "Hi, this is Britney Spears. It's Sunday the 18th. Just so you know I want out of this conservatorship. I've been blackmailed by visitation with my babies by the conservatorship.
"I'm confined, restrained, and stripped of my civil rights. And I demand the state of California to review this case because I feel it's illegal... Bye."
In the caption Lutfi wrote: "This is 2009. I have many more throughout the years. 13 years later nothing has changed, every judge ignored all these calls."
In a second message, the voicemail says: "Hi my name's Britney Spears. I called you earlier.
"I'm calling again because I just wanted to make sure that during the process of eliminating the conservatorship that my father has threatened me several times, that you know, he'll take my children away.
"I just want to be guaranteed that everything will be fine with the process and that you guys are taking care of everything, that things will stay the same as far as my custodial time. That's it, bye."
Lutfi added: "Months later... Still nothing."
A third message, also supposedly from Spears, says: "Hi, this is Britney Spears. I want John Eardley and John Patterson to represent me as court-appointed attorney in my best interests and best wishes. OK bye."
In the caption, Lutfi said the message was also 'maybe' from 2009, continuing: "Still nothing. Ingham claimed all these were fake and her folks 'verified' they were not her. All left on my phone every year."
In a final post, Lutfi shared a fourth message which he said was from Spears, sharing an email containing the transcript.
"I, Britney Spears want John Eardley to represent me and bring this conservatorship to an end," the transcript - dated 13 February 2008 - reads.
"I am of sound mind and body.
"I don't want a conservator.
"I'm being held against my will.
"I can't exercise my constitutional rights.
"I can't participate in my custody litigation.
"I believe my civil rights are being violated."
Lutfi explained: "This was one of the first ones. The transcript is in the post. Every attorney received a copy.
"The beginning of the messages were all time and phone number stamped they all knew these were real and legit every judge threw these out, wouldn't even call her into chambers to ask if these were real or not. Zilch zero nothing. There was never anyone on the inside that would help.
"These calls are to my phone, these calls cost me a ton of money in court, tarnished my name further but also tore my soul apart, I had no idea where to turn, no one was listening no one seemed to care.
"I can't believe nothing has changed. She will never get those years back, her children were robbed of a huge chunk of history with their mother. F*** you Hill Street."
Spears' next court hearing is due to take place later this year on 29 September.
LADbible has contacted representatives for both Spears and her father for comment.
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