If you stumble upon pics of Sean Preston Federline, infant son of Britney Spears and Kevin Federline, as, say, this site did, it’s probably best if you don’t post them.
Friday, Spears’ record company Jive issued this stern statement: “A number of photographs of Britney Spears, her husband Kevin Federline and their infant son, which had been taken in a private photo shoot, were recently stolen or otherwise unlawfully taken and may be offered to the media and others by the wrongdoers or their agents, although they have no right, license or other legal authority to do so.
“Anyone who publishes, sells or otherwise exploits any of these images in any way will be subject to liability and damages for willful infringement of copyright, and will be liable for invasion of privacy of Ms. Spears, Mr. Federline and their infant son, for unauthorized commercial use of the name and photographs of Ms. Spears, Mr. Federline and their son, and for wrongful conversion of the photographs.”
Matt of the Tangiblebrit.net is contrite, shutting down his site and posting an abject apology clearly seeking legal and moral absolution.
It is unclear if these pics are from the set taken in a recent shoot for People magazine, after which Britney reportedly “freaked out,” sobbing she couldn’t “sell out her baby.” A spokeman for People said, “We have not purchased nor paid for any photos of Britney this week.”
Listen to Britney’s new single “Someday (I Will Understand)” here.