Britney Spears’ father insists he loves his daughter while slamming the Free Britney movement as a ‘conspiracy theory’
The father of Britney Spears, Jamie, dealt a swift broadside to the raucous Free Britney movement on Saturday (1 August) as he dubbed the campaign to end her conservatorship “a joke”.
For weeks, countless Spears fans have interpreted many of the singer’s Instagram posts as cryptic siren songs. They believe that the 38-year-old’s mental health is being steadily eroded while she is entangled in the legal guardianship under her father.
Chatting to The Post, Jamie, 68, decried Free Britney members as “conspiracy theorists” and sought to challenge the allegations levelled by the movement that he is manipulating his daughter’s funds.
Jamie Spears: ‘I love my daughter.’
Conservatorships are often carried down by courts to protect vulnerable groups, such as the elderly or the extremely ill. Since 2008, while the details have always been unclear, Jamie has been responsible for Spears’ affairs and physical well-being since her public meltdown.
“All these conspiracy theorists don’t know anything. The world don’t have a clue,” Jamie said.
“It’s up to the court of California to decide what’s best for my daughter. It’s no one else’s business.”
In response to accusations that he’s hoarded Spears’ funds for himself, he said: “I have to report every nickel and dime spent to the court every year. How the hell would I steal something?
“I love my daughter,” Jamie added.
“I love all my kids. But this is our business. It’s private.”
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Since 2008, Spears has been entangled in a conservatorship following her public breakdown – serving as a flashpoint for her loved ones to intervene and have her father Jamie and be in control of the musician’s finances.
Over the years, the Free Britney movement has often raised pointed concerns over the pop star’s well-being. The movement intensified last year when Spears’ Las Vegas residency was put on indefinite hold, causing many to object to the continued restrictions on her life.
The movement has once again been sparked in recent weeks as Spears moved to bring the order to an end. Campaigners have signed petitions calling for the singer to have her own legal counsel and others crowbarred into digital hearings or packed the streets outside courts.
But the campaign was dealt a devastating blow by Jamie who, during a hearing that Spears failed to attend, sought to extinguish the movement by asking the judge to make all proceedings around her conservatorship strictly private.
The judge approved the move, all the while protesters jammed the Los Angeles County Court, buttressing signs and placards calling for the singer’s conservatorship to be ended or to “Jail Jamie”.