Jamie Spears breaks his silence on the ongoing conservatory drama with daughter Britney Spears that sparked the # FreeBritney movement. In an interview with CNN, Jamie revealed how broken their relationship is and claims he hasn’t spoken to the singer since August.
“I love my daughter and I miss her very much,” said Jamie.
In August, Britney’s attorney Samuel D. Ingham III filed paperwork to remove Jamie as co-curator. He was first appointed by the court in 2008 amid the singer’s very public breakdown. Jamie believes Britney’s attorney is to blame for their lack of communication, as he claims they were in touch up to four months ago and on “ good terms. ” He also defended his motives for wanting to control the pop star’s estimated $ 60 million estate.
“When a family member needs special care and protection, families should stand up, as I have for the past 12 years, to protect, protect and love Britney unconditionally,” said Jamie. “I have and will continue to offer unshakable love and fierce protection against those who are self-interested and those who wish to harm her or my family.”
That’s very different from the photo painted by Britney’s lawyer.
At the dramatic hearing last month, Ingham said Britney was ‘afraid’ of her father and accused Jamie of making business decisions without her knowledge. According to court documents obtained by CNN, Ingham said Britney would no longer act as long as Jamie was in control of her affairs. The judge ruled in favor of the detention of Jamie and appointed Bessemer Trust as co-curator. A hearing is scheduled for Wednesday to discuss Jamie’s handling of Britney’s assets.
The battle for the conservatory has divided the Spears family.
According to CNN, Britney’s mother, Lynne Spears, said through her attorney at the November hearing that she agreed with her daughter that she wanted Jamie removed.
“It has broken Lynne’s heart that things have gotten to this point,” said Lynne’s attorney, Gladstone N. Jones III, reportedly, adding “It’s time to start over.” Jones III also claimed that Lynne believes the relationship between Britney and her ex-husband has become “toxic.”
Jamie’s attorney refuted that sentiment, telling CNN, “Jamie absolutely disagrees with Lynne’s false statements and highly misleading statements and characterizations.”
In July, Britney’s brother, Bryan Spears, admitted that his sister “always wanted to leave the conservatory,” but claimed she is not being held against her will. He noted that the conservatory “has been a wonderful thing for our family so far, you know. I keep hoping for the best. “
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