Ex-husband Kevin Federline, Jamie Lynn, & others speak out about legal battle
BRITNEY’S younger sister Jamie Lynn finally broke her silence about the conservatorship in an emotional video in which she explained she had felt it was not her “place” to discuss the singer’s situation.
“But now that she’s very clearly spoken and said what she needed to say, I feel like I can follow her lead and say what I need to say,” the 30-year-old actress said.
“What she wants more than anything is to have a baby girl,” the unnamed man said. “That’s all she’s ever wanted, really. They kept her from that. They told her she had to do the Vegas show instead.”
Britney, 39, alleged during her hearing that she was forced to wear an IUD under the conservatorship. She shares 15-year-old Sean Preston and Jayden, 14, with ex-husband Kevin Federline.
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JAMIE WATSON DEFENDS JAMIE LYNN AND FAMILY
JAMIE LYNN’S HUSBAND DEFENDS BRIT’S FAMILY
He told The New York Post: “I can assure you her family loves her and wants the best for her.
“I wouldn’t be around people who weren’t. Who wouldn’t want to be in support of Britney?”
CHANGE.ORG PETITION UPS GOAL TO 2,500
The Change.org petition to remove Jamie Lynn from Netflix’s Sweet Magnolias is gaining traction.
The petition originally had a goal of 1,500 signatures.
Now that there are over 1,750 signatures, the goal has increased to 2,500.
BRITNEY’S KID SISTER PAYS HER ‘OWN BILLS’
Choking back tears, Jamie Lynn continued: ”I’ve made a very conscious choice in my life to only participate in her life as her sister.
“Maybe I didn’t support her the way the public would like me to with a hashtag on a public platform, but I can assure I have supported my sister long before there was a hashtag, and I’ll support her long after. Note that.”
Adding that she’s had her own money for years, as she’s been working since she was a child and paying her “own bills” since she was 10, the TV star said she doesn’t owe the public any explanations on her silence.
“My sister knows I love and support her,” Jamie Lynn added. “That’s the only person I owe anything to. I’m not my family — I’m my own person. I’m speaking for myself.”
ACTRESSES’ RANT LABELED AS ‘FAKE TEARS’
Jamie Lynn’s Instagram rant may have seemed convincing to some, but Britney fans called her “fake.”
JAMIE LYNN’S INSTAGRAM RANT
”I think it’s extremely clear that since the day I was born I’ve only loved and adored and supported my sister,” Jamie Lynn said.
“I mean, this is my freakin’ big sister before any of this bulls***.
“I don’t care if she wants to run away to the rainforest and have a zillion babies in the middle of nowhere, or if she wants to come back and dominate the world the way she has so many times before.”
She went on to explain that when it comes to the conservatorship, she has “nothing to gain or lose either way” and that she’s “only concerned about [Britney’s] happiness.”
JAMIE LYNN UNDER FIRE
She decided to break her silence and speak out on the matter in a series of Instagram Story videos on Monday.
The Sweet Magnolias actress told fans that she didn’t think it was her “place” to say anything until Britney had had her chance to speak.
She shared in the video: “But now that she’s very clearly spoken and said what she needed to say, I feel like I can follow her lead and say what I need to say.”
NETFLIX PRESSURED TO FIRE JAMIE LYNN FROM ‘SWEET MAGNOLIAS’
A Change.org petition has gained nearly 1,500 signatures toward its goal of removing Jamie Lynn Spears from Netflix’s Sweet Magnolias.
“Jamie Lynn Spears has been apart of the disgusting dehumanizing conservatorship of her sister Britney Spears,” the petition reads.
“We’ve learned the truth & how Jamie Lynn is just as corrupt & responsible as the people who put her sister in that conservatorship.
“She lives off her sisters hard earned money, her sister doesn’t even have access to her own money but Jamie Lynn & the rest of the Spears family does. Remove Jamie Lynn immediately!!!”
BRITNEY FANS ACCUSE JAMIE LYNN OF FAKE CRYING DURING INSTAGRAM APOLOGY
“Jamie Lynn Spears pretends to cry on Instagram after facing blacklash for not standing up for her sister,” one person tweeted.
“Jamie Lynn Spears, if you really support your sister then file for a termination of Britney’s conservatorship,” another added.
BRITNEY DESCRIBES HOW FAMILY SENT HER TO $60,000 REHAB
Britney recently made her debut in court amid her conservatorship legal battle with dad Jamie, who has “controlled” her life for the past 13 years.
She made a number of shocking claims during the hearing, including that her family sent her to a $60K rehab at a small Los Angeles home.
Britney claimed the people that ran the rehab center were trying to hurt her, while her dad allegedly “loved it.”
ZOEY 101 STARS STICK UP FOR BRITNEY
Paul Butcher, 27, – who played Jamie Lynn’s little brother, Dustin, in the Zoey 101 series – shared an emotional post on Instagram begging for Britney to be able to “live the life SHE wants to live.”
He wrote in the lengthy IG Story: “It breaks my heart hearing what Britney had to say and hearing what she’s been through.
“From someone who’s known her first hand, I used to be in awe and look up to her as a kid in pure wonder. She always had the kindest heart and has always had a magic about her, a light.”
WHEN DID JAMIE BECOME BRITNEY’S CONSERVATOR?
Jamie won the court controlled guardianship in 2008, citing that his daughter was incapable of making salient decisions.
Control of her estate, financial assets, and some personal assets were given to Jamie and a lawyer.
The source – who has known Britney for 15 years – claimed: “Sure she did have mental health issues and enjoy too many crazy drug filled nights, but in Britney’s head she was right back where she started – her dad in control, ordering her around and deciding her work.”
EXCLUSIVE SOURCE SAYS BRITNEY TOLD DAD SHE ‘NEVER WANTS TO SPEAK TO HIM’
A source exclusively told The Sun that the singer, 39, allowed Jamie to become her conservator as she thought it would help her gain access to her two sons with ex Kevin Federline.
Back in 2007, we can reveal that Britney said of Jamie, “I don’t ever want to speak to him again.”
Her partying at the time was “a desperate reaction to live her life after feeling shackled by Jamie’s demands and constant focus on her career”.
BRITNEY SAYS SHE IS ‘TRAUMATIZED’ BY CONSERVATORSHIP
Britney spoke at the hearing, saying she wanted the conservatorship to end.
“I’ve been in denial. I’ve been in shock. I am traumatized,” Spears said.
“I just want my life back,” she continued.
She called the conservatorship “abusive” saying she was not able to “live a full life.”
DID JAMIE LYNN SPEAK OUT?
Britney’s sister Jamie Lynn is facing backlash as she has remained silent following Britney’s “abuse” claims in her conservatorship court hearing.
Shortly after Britney. 39, slammed her family during the hearing on Wednesday, fans noticed the singer’s younger sister has stayed quiet regarding the conservatorship.
A number of fans took to Instagram to slam Jamie Lynn, as one person dubbed her as “Public Enemy #2.”
Alongside a photo of Jamie Lynn on a poster for Nickelodeon’s Zoey 101, the fan wrote: “Jamie Spears is public enemy #1.”
ANONYMOUS EX SAYS CONSERVATORSHIP KEPT BRITNEY FROM HAVING CHILDREN
An ex of Britney – who has refused to be named – revealed she begged dad Jamie “four or five times a week” to end her conservatorship before bringing the matter to court.
Speaking to Page Six, her ex revealed: “What she wants more than anything is to have a baby girl.
“That’s all she’s ever wanted, really. They kept her from that. They told her she had to do the Vegas show instead.”
BRITNEY’S BROTHER-IN-LAW INSISTS FAMILY ‘WANTS THE BEST’ FOR HER
After hearing what Britney had to say, fans blasted her sister Jamie Lynn for not being standing up for her and being supportive over the course of the past 13 years of conservatorship.
The Sweet Magnolias actress, 30, ended up turning her Instagram comments off, and while she has yet to speak out on it all, her husband Jamie did.
He defended his in-laws, telling The New York Post: “I can assure you her family loves her and wants the best for her.
“I wouldn’t be around people who weren’t. Who wouldn’t want to be in support of Britney?”
WHAT IS THE ‘FREE BRITNEY’ MOVEMENT?
Fans of Britney Spears say the 39-year-old superstar is being manipulated and controlled under the grounds of her conservatorship – and the singer seems to agreee.
Under the hashtag #freebritney, they’re calling for the end of her conservatorship.
The calls have only got louder after Britney herself said she wants the legal arrangement to be terminated.
Britney currently has no legal control over her estate or her assets – those rights were granted to her father and a lawyer over a decade ago.
WHY WAS BRITNEY GIVEN LITHIUM?
Britney claims her therapist put her on lithium “out of nowhere”.
She said it followed her announcement she would take a break from live performances.
Britney claimed six different nurses went to her home to monitor her and make sure she took the medication for a month, while she wasn’t allowed to go anyway during that time period.
She said: “Lithium is very very strong, it’s a completely different medication to what I was used to.
“You can go mentally impaired if you take too much or stay on it longer than five months.
“I felt drunk, I really couldn’t even [look after myself], I couldn’t even have a conversation with my mum and dad really about anything.”
JAMIE LIVES IN MOBILE HOME FILLED WITH BRITNEY MEMORABILIA
Jamie, 68, has allegedly sold his Louisiana family home where he raised Bryan, 44, Britney, 39, Jamie Lynn, 30.
The controversial father has since moved into a MOBILE HOME located down a “winding country road” in Kentwood, the New York Times reported earlier this week.
The RV has been parked outside of an industrial warehouse that is said to contain all of his daughter’s celebrity memorabilia from her two-decade career.
The Times revealed that Jamie has been “known to host crawfish boils and stop by the town’s VFW bar.”
COURT DOCUMENTS SHOW HOW JAMIE HAD ‘TOO MUCH CONTROL’ OVER BRITNEY
According to 2016 court documents obtained by the New York Times, Spears expressed how her father, Jamie, has exerted “too much control” over her life, supervising decisions of who she dated to how she redecorated her home.
The singer said her father “restricted everything from whom she dated to the color of her kitchen cabinets,” making it difficult for her to make simple decisions by herself.
“She articulated she feels the conservatorship has become an oppressive and controlling tool against her,” a court investigator wrote in the closed court report that year.
The system in place held “too much control” over her life she allegedly told the investigator, urging: “Too, too much!”
WHO IS LOU TAYLOR?
Lou Taylor was Spears’ former business manager.
In November 2020, Taylor resigned from her position without giving Spears any prior notice or a statement.
Prior to her resigning, Taylor had been Spears’ business manager for over a decade.
For years, Britney fans have accused Taylor of being the mastermind behind the singer’s ongoing conservatorship, claims that were never confirmed.
WHAT DID WENDY WILLIAMS SAY ABOUT THE CONSERVATORSHIP?
While reflecting on the conservatorship battle during the Hot Topics segment of The Wendy Williams Show, the host said: “How dare you, Mr. Spears. You had me fooled. And you too, Mrs. Spears. Death to all of them!”
After watching the Framing Britney Spears doc, Wendy told her viewers: “I think that her father is a good man… I’ve heard that she still needs to be controlled, and she needs to have someone that’s controlling her finances, and controlling who she is friends with and where she goes and what time she’s coming in, and don’t drive a car.
“And if you do make sure that security is with you then they can take the wheel in case you can’t and you’re not such a good driver. I feel bad for her. It made me very very sad…. I want to see Britney get well and then she’s still young enough and beautiful enough to come back on the scene and captivate all of us again. She’s that girl.”
BRITNEY’S MOM ‘BLAMES HERSELF’ FOR BRITNEY’S TROUBLES
It is not known if Britney communicates with mom Lynn, but in June 2020, she spoke to Life & Style Weekly magazine about the responsibility she felt for Britney’s troubles.
She said: “I blame myself. What mother wouldn’t? I wish I’d been there more while she was touring, but I couldn’t be. I had the other kids to look after.
“I didn’t raise my children to have Hollywood careers. This all just exploded in my face, and big dreams became big headaches.”
ARE BRITNEY’S PARENTS STILL TOGETHER?
Jamie and Lynn married in 1975.
In 2002 the couple divorced but by 2010, they were widely reported to have got back together.
The family has been at war with each other over Britney’s conservatorship, a source close to the family told US Weekly.
The source said: “Lynne wants a care plan established that would transition Britney’s personal life out of the conservatorship.
“Jamie has told her that Britney needs long-term monitoring, and he doesn’t think she is prepared to take such drastic action.
“With the conservatorship being extended until the beginning of 2021, Jamie was relieved because all he wants is to keep Britney safe and at her best.”