As you know, the drama earlier this week set off a Hollywood gossip firestorm. In Touch Magazine ran an exclusive about a pregnant Britney Spears, citing a direct quote from the alleged baby daddy, music producer J.R. Rotem.
Later that same day, Britney Spears’ friend, Sam Lutfi, sent a text message to Ryan Seacrest saying the JR Rotem pregnancy rumor is fake.
Everyone knows celebrity news outlets take major creative liberties in the spread of gossip, but this incident went beyond that – what made In Touch boldly proclaim this was fact – only to have Spears’ camp instantly say the story is bogus?
Well, the embattled magazine says it has “proof” – the irrefutable, unquestionable, visual kind of proof – that J.R. Rotem confirmed to them that he got Britney Spears pregnant, for real, and that wasn’t sure about her plans for the kid…
The supposed proof: These text messages allegedly sent by J.R. Rotem.
The magazine has released pictures of a Blackberry with text messages from one J.R. Rotem, responding “It’s true” (left) to the following statement from an In Touch staffer: “They are saying Britney’s pregnant and you’re the father.”
Then, when asked if Britney Spears plans on keeping the baby, JR Rotem says, “No clue on what she will do. She is unpredicatable [sic].”
Of course, In Touch doesn’t mention the fact that anyone can use any name for any telephone number as text messages are sent back and forth. But that’s neither here nor there. Right now, we believe one person alone: Sam Lutfi.