Britney Spears’ father Jamie ‘saved her life’ according to his attorney, who has spoken out on the #FreeBritney movement.
The Toxic hitmaker’s father has been her conservator since she was in her 20s and, along with a lawyer, has control over her financial decisions.
Britney, 39, and her legal team have been fighting to end the conservatorship, leading to the #FreeBritney movement from fans, with interest in the situation being heightened by the recent unauthorised documentary Framing Britney Spears.
Jamie’s attorney Vivian Thoreen appeared on Good Morning America, claiming that he has always wanted the best for his daughter.
In the introduction to the segment, she was seen saying: ‘I understand that every story needs a villain,’ and ‘This is a story about a fiercely loving, dedicated and loyal father, who rescued his daughter from a life-threatening situation.
‘People were harming her, and they were exploiting her. Jamie saved Britney’s life.’
Thoreen went on to say of the conservatorship: ‘When she is up for performing, she has performed. When she wants to record an album, she can record an album. And when she wants to live her life the way she wants, like a normal person, he has collaborated with her to do that as well.’
She added that, at the beginning of the pandemic, Jamie and Britney ‘hunkered down’ with other family members in Louisiana. She said that, during this time, ‘she never asked him to step aside.’
‘Jamie loves his daughter,’ Thoreen continued. ‘Like any other family, issues come up from time to time. But this in no way takes away from the love and support that they have for each other. Britney knows that her daddy loves her, and she knows that she can call on him any time, conservatorship or not.’
She concluded by saying: ‘Jamie serves as Britney’s conservator because he loves her. He wants the best for Britney.’
Britney’s lawyers previously claimed she was ‘afraid’ of her father, and said she wouldn’t perform again while he was in charge of her career.
In November, the singer’s appeal to have Jamie removed was turned down by a judge, who added that they would consider future petitions for his suspension or removal.
While Britney hasn’t directly addressed the situation in public, the singer’s boyfriend, Sam Asghari, has made his position clear, labelling Jamie a ‘d**k.’
He wrote on his Instagram Stories: ‘Now it’s important for people to understand that I have zero respect for someone trying to control our relationship and constantly throwing obstacles our way.
‘In my opinion Jamie is a total d**k. I won’t be going into details because I’ve always respected our privacy but at the same time I didn’t come to this country to not be able to express my opinion and freedom. (sic)’
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