Friday, February 16, 2007
Britney Spears' former assistant has revealed the singer's friends and family want her to go to rehab. Felicia Culotta - who worked for Britney for over nine years and has been described as a personal assistant, chaperone, and a friend - has written to an internet fansite insisting the singer will hit rock bottom if she doesn't get help now. Since filing for divorce from Kevin Federline, Britney has been seen drinking, partying and was photographed without underwear on several occasions. Her posting on Thatotherblog.com read: "I loved being with Britney for the past nine-and-a-half years. I enjoyed being a part of her dream. I cherish all the incredible opportunities that came my way through my job with Britney and am crushed/saddened/heart sick by the way her life is unfolding. I want you to know that we (as in her family and nearest and dearest - all of whom are not on the payroll anymore!!) are doing everything in our power to get help for Britney. And we are doing all in our power to not pad the bottom, so when she does indeed hit rock bottom, she'll stand up and walk away from this whole fiasco a new , confident, changed, career driven Britney like the one we all knew and loved. To see what's transpiring now makes me feel a failure, defeated. I loved and believed in what I was a part of for the past 10 years and was so incredibly proud of Britney and all she'd become."
Culotta also says she has given up trying to save the star, after Britney refused any help and advice offered. She writes: "There's just so much you can do to help a person - I don't dare want to be an enabler and I cannot love her enough for the both of us. I cannot convince her in any way to love herself. I'm so Southern, and the best way for me to tell you how I feel is to say you can only kick an old dog so many times before he gets off the porch.I, Felica, am OFF the porch!!"