According to Arquette, the singer is suffering from Stockholm Syndrome, which is common among hostages and abuse victims, who show loyalty towards their captor/abuser. "When you see her seeming like she's friends with the paparazzi, she's got, like, Stockholm Syndrome," Contactmusic quoted Arquette, as saying. I mean she's becoming friends with her captors. She's being torn apart by this business," she added.
Spears is reportedly dating Ghalib, who was once among the photographers keeping a track of the singer's every step.