The flames of the movement to free Britney Spears from her conservatorship were fanned Friday, when her former in-house photographer took to TikTok to confirm the validity of a previously leaked letter in which the megastar claimed she was set up and threatened by her team.
Andrew Gallery worked closely with Spears from 2008 to 2009, documenting her comeback to the music industry following a now storied breakdown in 2007. The two became close friends, and at some point in their professional relationship Spears gave Gallery a letter, in which she (in the third person) claimed that she locked herself in her bathroom with her sons in the early morning hours of January 31, 2008 at the instruction of a friend at the scene, a setup that resulted in her losing custody of the boys and being placed under a 5150 hold at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
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Gallery explained that Spears wrote in the third person with him reading the letter aloud in mind. Before this could be done, however, it was seized by the conservatorship and destroyed. (Fortunately, Gallery retained a copy he had made of the document, which he anonymously leaked to the Daily Mail in May 2019.)
Previously barred from discussing his time with the pop star, Gallery says he is coming forward now out of worry for his former friend. He claims that he will be sharing additional information in the coming days, in the interest of helping the #FreeBritney cause.