Britney Spears‘ brother-in-law Jamie Watson, the husband of Jamie Lynn Spears, is supporting Britney but is also defending the Spears family in regards to the comments she made regarding her 13-year conservatorship.
Britney’s comments on Wednesday, June 25, marked her first public statement about the arrangement since it was put in place in 2008 after she received psychiatric treatment. Her comments were made in light of her attempt to remove her father, Jamie Spears as joint conservator of her financial and medical affairs.
“I can assure you her family loves her and wants the best for her,” Jamie Lynn’s husband informed The New York Post this past Friday, June 25. “I wouldn’t be around people who weren’t. Who wouldn’t want to be in support of Britney?”
Britney accused her dad of being controlling, called the conservatorship “abusive” and “stupid” and requested the judge end it without her being evaluated by a therapist. Britney’s father responded to the singer’s comments through a statement read by his attorney, which said, “Mr. Spears is sorry to see his daughter suffering and in so much pain. Mr. Spears loves his daughter and misses her very much.”
Jamie Lynn Spears has since come forward and also shared her thoughts on her sister in an Instagram story series.
“Since the day I was born, I’ve only loved adored and supported my sister,” Jamie Lynn begins. “I mean this is my freaking big sister, before any of this bulls***. I don’t care if she wants to run away to a rainforest and have zillion babies in the middle of nowhere, or if she wants to come back and dominate the world the way she has done so many times before, because I have nothing to gain or lose either way,” she added. “This situation does not affect me either way, because I’m only her sister who’s only concerned about her happiness.”
In the hearing, Britney also mentioned how she wanted to be able to meet with a therapist just once a week at most (not multiple times) and at her own home to maintain privacy. In the past, Britney has undergone mental health treatment both at her house and at clinics. At the hearing, Britney also described what she said was a phone call with her father about a past treatment plan for her.
“‘I’m sorry, Brittany, you have to listen to your doctors. They are planning to send you to a small home in Beverly Hills to do a small rehab program that we’re going to make up for you. You’re going to pay $60,000 a month for this.’ I cried on the phone for an hour and he loved every minute of it,” she said. “The control he had over someone as powerful as me as he loved to control to hurt his own daughter and 100,000%. He loved it.”
She also said in her statement, “My precious body has worked for my dad for the past f–king 13 years, trying to be so good and pretty. So perfect because he works me so hard when I do everything I’m told.”
In addition, Britney also addressed how she is not even in control of her own body under the conservatorship.
“I want to be able to get married and have a baby,” she continued. “I was told right now on the conservatorship. I’m not able to get married or have a baby. I have a [IUD] inside of myself right now so I don’t get pregnant. I wanted to take the [IUD] out so I could start trying to have another baby. But this so-called team won’t let me go to the doctor to take it out because they don’t want me to have any children, any more children.”
Britney added, “Basically, this conservatorship is doing me way more harm than good. I deserve to have a life.”
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.
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