Many stunning allegations were made in the film, helmed by Erin Lee Carr and Jenny Eliscu, as they spoke to Spear’s former manager Sam Lutfi, her ex-boyfriend Adnan Ghalib, and old assistant/friend Felicia Culotta, and many others who were all once in the singer’s inner circle.
One of the more shocking claims was when Eliscu read from documents that detail how Spears was allegedly mistreated while working on “The X Factor” in 2012.
Her manager at the time, Larry Rudolph, reportedly pushed forward and claimed that backing out would look bad and fuel rumors of Spears being unwell.
Precautions were reportedly put in place to help Spears, including the “mandatory” presence of her then-fiancé Jason Trawick on the set.
Spears’ medication was also allegedly increased depending on if she was working that day.
The type of medication wasn’t made clear but during Spears’ June 23 conservatorship hearing she explicitly told the court that she was forced to take lithium (commonly used to treat bipolar disorder) against her will.
“It’s a strong drug. You can go mentally impaired if you stay on it longer than 5 months,” she told a judge at the time. “I felt drunk, I couldn’t even have a conversation with my mom or dad about anything.”
In the hearing, she also criticized the care or lack thereof her father Jamie Spears allegedly forced her under, which included six different nurses and several psychiatric evaluations.
“My family didn’t do a God dm thing,” she fumed. “Anything I had to do, [my dad] was the one who approved all of it. My whole family did nothing.”
Spears has previously claimed she was forced to perform against her will, according to a New York Times report.
Back in 2020, the pop icon’s then-lawyer Samuel Ingham said she fears her father and will not resume her music career as long as he controls her estate via her conservatorship.