A source close to Britney Spears' former producer (and ex) J.R. Rotem tells Usmagazine.com the text messages In Touch Weekly claims to have received are “faked."

A day after both Rotem and Spears pal Sam Lutfi issued statements firmly denying the cover story— which claimed Spears was carrying Rotem's child — a rep for the tabloid released alleged text messages from Rotem, in which he said, "Yes, it's true."

Besides the obvious inconsistencies in the story — women do not get ultrasounds when they're only four weeks pregnant — text messages are easy to manipulate (as The Huffington Post shows here).

“In Touch is trying to cover themselves up,” a source explained to Usmagazine.com.

On Wednesday, Rotem released the following statement to Us: “There is absolutely no truth to this.”

In a text message to Ryan Seacrest's KIIS-FM radio show in L.A. Wednesday, Lutfi also debunked the story, calling it "BS. Don't know who made it up. J.R. doesn't even know what's up. It's fake. Completely fake."