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Britney Spears conservatorship latest: 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.

It comes after an unnamed ex-boyfriend of the Toxic songstress told Page Six that the restrictive conservatorship prevented Britney from deciding if and when she wanted to have another child.

“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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  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    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."

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    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".

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    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."

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    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.”

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    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."

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    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?”

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    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.

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    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.”

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    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."

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    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!”

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    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.

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    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."

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    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.”

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    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.”

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE SAYS HE 'FAILED' TO STICK UP FOR BRITNEY

    Fans of Britney Spears have alleged that her former boyfriend Justin Timberlake treated her poorly in their relationship after a documentary premiered reflecting on the singer's life and conservatorship.

    On February 12, Justin took to Instagram to express remorse for his past.

    In his apology, Justin also addressed Janet Jackson and apologized for the Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime incident.

    During the performance, Janet Jackson's breast, adorned with a nipple shield, was exposed by Justin Timberlake for about half a second.

    “I specifically want to apologize to Britney Spears and Janet Jackson both individually because I care for and respect these women and I know I failed.”

    "The industry is flawed. It sets men, especially white men, up for success. It's designed this way."

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    FANS 'CONVINCED' BRITNEY DOESN'T CONTROL HER OWN INSTAGRAM

    Although Britney has typically put on a Brave face on Instagram, fans believe who you see on the social media platform is not the truth.

    In her court testimony yesterday she said: "I've lied and told the whole world 'I'm OK and I'm happy.' It's a lie. I thought I just maybe if I said that enough. Because I've been in denial. I've been in shock. I am traumatized.

    "You know, fake it till you make it. But now I'm telling you the truth, OK? I'm not happy. I can't sleep. I'm so angry it's insane. And I'm depressed. I cry every day."

    After Britney's shocking court revelation fans responded: "I am now convinced that Britney Spears has no control over her Instagram"

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    COSTARS OF JAMIE LYNN SHOW SUPPORT

    Now, actors from the hit Nickelodeon series Zoey 101 – which Jamie Lynn starred in – have spoken out to support the Toxic singer. 

    Paul Butcher, 27, – who played Jamie Lynn’s little brother, Dustin, in the 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.”

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    BRITNEY BEGGED LAWYER TO BRING END TO CONSERVATORSHIP

    An ex boyfriend of Britney – who did not want to go public due to fears of retribution from the Spears family – said he was “most angered” when he heard Britney’s lawyer, Samuel D. Ingham III, tell the court that she had never asked to end the conservatorship.

    “She asked [her lawyer] four or five times a week to end the conservatorship and they would always give her some sort of BS.

    “Ingham used the word ‘formally.’ What does that even mean when someone calls you four times a week [asking], ‘How do I end this?’ 

    “I hope she sues the s**t out of them for this. I will testify if it comes to that,” the unnamed insider said. 

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    'THINGS WOULD CHANGE' FOR BRITNEY IF JODI MONTGOMERY TAKES OVER AS CONSERVATOR

    A source close to Britney told the Daily Mail: "If Jodi becomes her conservator things would drastically change for Britney.

    "She's not working because of her dad. She has said that as long as a dad is control of her life, she's not working.

    "Britney trusts Jodi Montgomery – she's really great. Things would drastically change for the better."

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    WILL JODI MONTGOMERY TAKE OVER AS BRITNEY'S CONSERVATOR?

    It is unknown whether the judge overseeing the case will allow Montgomery to be Britney's permanent conservator.

    The next court hearing in Britney's conservatorship case is scheduled for July 14.

    Britney has taken steps towards making Montgomery her permanent conservator.

    In a petition from March, Britney's legal team requested that Montgomery serve as the popstar's permanent conservator.

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    BRITNEY SPOTTED AT COUNTY SHERIFF'S STATION

    Shortly before the star appeared in court via audio, Britney was spotted looking focused at an LA sheriff’s station.

    In pictures obtained by The Sun, Britney was spotted on Tuesday exiting the Ventura County Sheriff’s department – which is near her $7.4 million Thousand Oaks, CA home. 

    The singer did not appear to be with anyone else but a bodyguard as she walked out of the building in brown platform heels, a white shirt, tiny denim shorts and a long grey cardigan.

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    SAM ASGHARI WEARS 'FREE BRITNEY' T-SHIRT TO HEARING

    Before Britney headed to court on Wednesday, Sam showed his support for the singer by wearing a “Free Britney” T-shirt.

    After becoming convinced that Britney has long wanted to be freed from her father's conservatorship, her fans launched the #FreeBritney campaign and have had online and in-person events for it.

    Sam posted a photo of himself wearing a shirt with the campaign name on it on his Instagram Story just ahead of Britney's court appearance.

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    BRITNEY COMPARES CONSERVATORSHIP TO SEX TRAFFICKING

    Britney compared the "abusive" conservatorship to sex trafficking, stating: “In California, the only similar thing to this is called sex trafficking, making anyone work against their will."

    "And taking all their possessions away, credit card, cash, phone, passport."

    The 39-year-old spoke for the first time in court regarding the conservatorship legal battle with her father on Wednesday.

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    BRITNEY GETS FIRST CHANCE TO SPEAK IN COURT

    Britney's court appearance marked the first time she's publicly spoken out against the conservatorship, which was implemented in 2008 after a series of public meltdowns.

    The legal agreement prevents Britney from controlling her life or having any access to her million-dollar fortune.

    Under the conservatorship, her life and her multi-million-dollar fortune have been under the supervision of her father Jamie Spears.

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    BRITNEY CLAIMED FAMILY FORCED HER TO TAKE LITHIUM

    Britney said the team forced her to do a show in Vegas, sharing: “It made no sense at all, there was a weak period where they were nice to me.

    “They said if I didn’t want to do the [Vegas] show, I didn’t have to. They said I could wait.

    “I was really hard on myself and it was too much.”

    The singer told her assistant if she said no to Vegas her team may “punish” her, while her therapist then put her on Lithium “out of nowhere.”

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