Jamie Spears, the father of Britney Spears, has said that he “would love nothing more than to see” his daughter “not need a conservatorship”. In unrelated news, rack off, Jamie.
Ever since The New York Times unleashed its documentary, Framing Britney Spears, there has been a renewed interest in her conservatorship and the #FreeBritney movement.
Speaking via his attorney Vivian Lee Thoreen, Jamie Spears said he also wishes for an end to the conservatorship.
“[Jamie] would love nothing more than to see Britney not need a conservatorship,” Thoreen told CNN. “Whether or not there is an end to the conservatorship really depends on Britney. If she wants to end her conservatorship, she can file a petition to end it.”
Oh wait, there’s more.
“Jamie is not suggesting that he is the perfect dad or that he would receive any ‘Father of the Year’ award. Like any parent, he doesn’t see eye-to-eye on what Britney may want. But Jamie believes every single decision he has made has been in her best interest.”
Why is Jamie speaking like his daughter is 12, and not 39? Honestly.
Britney was placed under a conservatorship in 2008, following concerns over her mental wellbeing.
It’s basically a legal guardianship, where a judge appoints an individual or organisation (the conservator) to care for another adult who is deemed unfit to care for themselves or their finances (the conservatee).
Conservatorships are usually designed for the elderly, who are no longer able to manage their own affairs.
Jamie Spears became sole conservator after attorney Andrew Wallet resigned from his role in 2019. During that same year, Jamie briefly stepped down from the position due to personal health reasons and Britney’s care manager Jodi Montgomery stood in as temporary conservator.
The judge ruled to keep Jamie Spears as conservator and appointed Bessemer Trust, a wealth management and investment advisory firm, as co-conservator.
Last month, Spears lost his bid to become sole conservator of Britney’s wealth again. Thoreen denied that this wasn’t exactly the case.
“Jamie never contested or objected to Bessemer being appointed as his co-conservator. And at the last hearing, it was reported that Jamie was trying to get more power than his co-conservator, and that is completely inaccurate. What we were arguing is that Jamie and his co-conservator should have equal power, that was always consistent,” Thoreen told CNN.
The battle over the conservatorship will return to the courts come March 17.