“What she posted on the web at this time has no similarity to actuality and has nothing to do with the very fact. She could be silly to attempt to problem him on that.”
Should you missed it, Britney — who’s presently expecting a baby with fiancé Sam Asghari — took to Instagram final week to replicate on elements of her and Kevin’s previous marriage, which lasted from 2004 till 2007.
For some context, Britney and Kevin’s infamous feud over authorized and bodily custody of their two kids — Preston, now 16, and Jayden, 15 — performed out within the public eye. Whereas they initially deliberate on having an equal custody association, Kevin was granted sole custody of the boys in 2008 after Britney skilled a psychological well being breakdown, which resulted in a psychiatric maintain.
It’s additionally necessary to notice that Britney was positioned below a strict conservatorship that very same 12 months, which noticed her life and funds legally managed by her father and a gaggle of legal professionals. It was lastly terminated in courtroom final November following a strenuous battle.
In the meantime, Britney lined all of their children’ bills together with college, insurance coverage, and clothes, and paid Kevin a complete of $20,000 monthly in baby help funds. In 2018, Kevin confronted criticism after requesting an enormous improve on the allowance.
And whereas Kevin has publicly spoken out about their divorce in a number of interviews over time, Britney has not often made reference to their previous. Final week, nonetheless, she shared an Instagram caption claiming Kevin had refused to see her when she flew out to satisfy him whereas pregnant.
“My ex-husband wouldn’t see me once I flew to New York with a child inside me and Las Vegas when he was capturing a video !!!” she wrote.
She added, “I obtained a textual content saying, ‘Should you don’t divorce Kevin he’ll publicly do it to you’ … Since I hadn’t seen him shortly I already knew it was over … I had my child.”
After Britney shared — and shortly deleted — the Instagram submit, a number of followers voiced their help towards her, taking to Twitter to slam Kevin for his obvious absence.
Now, maybe on account of all of the backlash, Kevin’s lawyer, Mark Vincent Kaplan, has publicly spoken out towards Britney’s declare.
In an unique video obtained by TMZ, Kaplan started: “There have been some issues put out on the web at this time by Britney.” The cameraman clarified, “Saying that [Kevin] didn’t wanna see her whereas she was pregnant?” to which Kaplan responded, “Yeah.”
“So right here’s the deal,” Kaplan mentioned. “Kevin has supported Britney in her pursuit of freedom from the conservatorship. He won’t help her in her pursuit of freedom from reality.”
On that word, Kaplan branded Britney’s declare “fully inaccurate” and “the other of what was true.”
“That story about Kevin in Las Vegas and Britney is totally inaccurate, and he isn’t going to face by and let that story besmirch what he did and his help of her again within the day,” he mentioned.
The TMZ spokesperson questioned, “And he or she was claiming that he was imply to her whereas she was pregnant?”
“The truth that she was claiming that Kevin had nothing to do together with her and the youngsters is totally the other of what was true,” Kaplan replied.
“She is aware of that,” he added, earlier than warning that “she ought to be very cautious about pursuing a dialogue that is primarily based on revisionist historical past.”
Kaplan went on to touch upon Kevin’s involvement in Britney and their kids’s lives shortly forward of the divorce. “I keep in mind on the time, proper earlier than the divorce, [Kevin] was pursuing for maintaining him from understanding the place the infants had been,” he claimed.
Kaplan additionally clarified that his dismissal of Britney’s declare had nothing to do together with her and Sam’s present relationship, noting that “she’s obtained her proper to pursue her life with Mr. Asghari and Kevin has no intent to intrude with that.”
“However when she begins speaking about the best way issues had been when Jayden and Preston had been infants that is fully fabricated. Kevin will not be going to let that stand by and let that be the portrayal of reality,” he mentioned.
Kaplan said that Kevin gained’t pursue authorized motion towards Britney or demand an apology from her, and is as a substitute requesting that she bases her claims on “actuality.”
“Kevin’s not gonna pursue any authorized motion towards her,” he mentioned. “Kevin will pursue setting the file straight, and Kevin has factual historical past on his facet — she doesn’t.”
“All he calls for from her is that earlier than she begins portraying what’s allegedly the historical past that occurred again after they had been married, again after they had been separating — that she bases it on one thing that resembles the fact,” he continued.
“What she posted on the web at this time has no similarity to actuality [and] has nothing to do with the very fact,” he added. “She could be silly to attempt to problem him on that.”
Britney hasn’t responded to Kaplan’s claims, or made any additional reference to Kevin’s previous remedy of her. Nevertheless, she introduced on Sunday that she’d be occurring a social media hiatus “for a short time.”
“I’m occurring a social media hiatus for a short time,” she wrote in an Instagram submit. “I ship my love and God bless you all !!!”
A number of followers left heartfelt feedback wishing her effectively, and to take pleasure in her being pregnant, throughout her time away from social media.