Britney Spears' mom makes damning statement against Jamie Spears in support of his ousting from the conservatorship

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Britney Spears' mom makes damning statement against Jamie Spears in support of his ousting from the conservatorship
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Britney Spears (tall, blonde, wearing a sequined tank top and light pink pants) standing next to her mother Lynne (shorter, dark-haired woman in black floor-length gown).
Britney Spears with her mother, Lynne Spears, at a pre-Grammy Awards party in Beverly Hills, California, on February 22, 2001. Dave Hogan/Getty Images
  • A new court filing submitted by Britney Spears' lawyer included a statement from her mother.

  • Jamie "is incapable of putting" Britney's interests "ahead of his own," Lynne Spears wrote.

  • The statement also mentioned a "physical altercation" between Jamie and Britney's children.

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As part of the latest court filing in Britney Spears' conservatorship case, the pop star's mother made an incendiary declaration in support of her daughter's request to remove her father, Jamie, from the guardianship.

"Since this conservatorship has been in place, the relationship between the conservatee and Mr. Spears has dwindled to nothing but fear and hatred of Mr. Spears by the conservatee due to Mr. Spears' behavior," Lynne Spears wrote in a new statement filed in court and obtained by Insider.

Lynne said that behavior included Jamie's "complete control" over Britney, "his mistrust of her, his coercion of her, his 'bartering' with her over what she can and cannot do for whatever reward or punishment he is willing to mete out, his constant threats, and his decision-making over all aspects of her life."

Attorneys for Jamie did not immediately respond to a request for comment. During a June court hearing, after Britney spoke, Vivian Lee Thoreen, an attorney for Jamie, said that he was "sorry to see his daughter in so much pain" and that he "loves his daughter and misses her very much."

Lynne Spears said she had mostly abstained from commenting publicly on the conservatorship - until now

Britney Spears and her father Jamie
Jamie Spears and Britney Spears. Associated Press

On July 3, The New Yorker published a bombshell investigation into Britney's 13-year conservatorship.

The reporters Ronan Farrow and Jia Tolentino wrote that in a call with Lynne, she "spoke in a whisper and apologized that she might have to hang up abruptly if other family members walked in and discovered her speaking to a reporter."

"I got mixed feelings about everything," Lynne told them. "I don't know what to think ... It's a lot of pain, a lot of worry."

Her new statement, written on July 22, was much more direct.

"I became involved in this conservatorship during what I will term a 'time of crisis' that began at the end of 2018 and continued into 2019," Lynne's statement said.

She added, "I wanted to ensure that everything in my daughter's life was handled in the best interests of my daughter the conservatee, which I did not believe at the time (and I still do not today) to be the case."

Britney Spears & mother Lynn Spears during "The Four Feathers" Premiere at Mann Village Theatre in Westwood, California, in 2002.
Lynne and Britney in Westwood, California, in 2002. SGranitz/WireImage via Getty Images

The following were the most damning parts of Lynne's new statement submitted to the court:

  • Britney "was being treated by a sports enhancement doctor hired by Mr. Spears; the doctor in question was a psychiatrist who was prescribing what I and many others thought to be entirely inappropriate medicine to my daughter, who did not want to take the medicine."

  • "I witnessed my daughter be compelled by that doctor, with the knowledge and encouragement of Mr. Spears, to enter a health facility that she did not want to enter, where she was threatened with punishment if she did not stay for medical treatment that she did not want to endure."

  • "Mr. Spears has relied on members of the conservatee's household staff, medical aides on site at the conservatee's home, and her own security detail to inform on and report back to him each and every detail of every action that takes place in the conservatee's home and her life. Such scrutiny is exhausting and terrifying, like living in custody."

  • "Of the actions that solidified the failure of my daughter's and Mr. Spears' relationship, the physical altercation between Mr. Spears and the conservatee's minor children, my grandchildren, was perhaps the most appalling and inexcusable, and understandably destroyed whatever was left of a relationship between them."

"It is clear to me that James P. Spears is incapable of putting my daughter's interests ahead of his own on both a professional and a personal level," the statement concluded, "and that his being and remaining a conservator of my daughter's estate is not in the best interests of my daughter."

The next hearing is scheduled for September 29, when the judge could make a decision about the petition to have Jamie removed from the conservatorship.

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