The 'Toxic' singer has been under the tutelage of her father Jamie Spears since 2008, who handles all court and legal matters for her. Britney is currently fighting in court to be able to make decisions on her own again in the future. Now her former bodyguard Fernando Flores has spoken out, fearing negative consequences for Britney if she is successful in court. Flores worked for the artist for eight months in 2010.
"I feel very protective of Britney because I remember how vulnerable she was when I was babysitting her. Her state of mind meant she was always at risk of being taken advantage of and I fear that will happen again," he told the Sunday Mirror newspaper.
Britney was not doing well before guardianship was introduced, and "for all her shortcomings, it put her life back under control," Flores argues. "I totally understand the FreeBritney movement, but what's the alternative? If guardianship is removed, we risk going back to 2008. Britney has gotten older and hopefully she has matured. But I don't think she can fend for herself. She still has serious problems that won't just go away." The 39-year-old, on the other hand, had described the guardianship as "abuse".