In June 2021, the pop star spoke out in courtroom for the primary time since being put beneath a conservatorship in 2008. Throughout the explosive hearing, she defined why she ought to be capable of select her personal lawyer, including that she wished to take legal action against her family.
“I simply need my life again. It’s been 13 years, and it’s sufficient. It’s been a long time since I’ve owned my cash,” the “Fortunate” singer stated on the time. “I might actually prefer to sue my household, to be completely sincere with you. I additionally would really like to have the ability to share my story with the world, and what they did to me, as an alternative of it being a hush-hush secret to learn all of them.”
Following the case, the Candy Magnolias star responded to fans via Instagram who claimed she wasn’t publicly supporting the #FreeBritney motion as a result of she hadn’t posted on social media.
“Possibly I didn’t help her the way in which the general public would really like me to with a hashtag on a public platform, however I can guarantee you I’ve supported my sister lengthy earlier than there was a hashtag. And I’ll help her lengthy after. Observe that,” the actress shared. “I’m so proud of her for utilizing her voice. I’m so pleased with her for requesting new counsel like I instructed her to do a few years in the past. If ending the conservatorship or flying to Mars or no matter else she needs to do [will make her happy] — I help that, one hundred pc. As a result of I help my sister. I like my sister. All the time have, at all times will. As long as she’s happy. Let’s maintain praying. That’s all.”
In July 2021, the Grammy winner was granted the suitable to decide on her personal authorized consultant, appointing former federal prosecutor Mathew Rosengart in cost. On the time, she additionally accused her father, Jamie Spears, of “conservatorship abuse,” including, “If this isn’t abuse, I don’t know what’s. … I believed they have been making an attempt to kill me.”
Amid the hearings, Britney and her sister each shared their ideas through social media.
Whereas Britney has continued to claim her youthful sister didn’t at all times have her again, Jamie Lynn tried to defend the pop star amid their difficult relationship.
“That love continues to be there, one hundred pc. I like my sister,” Jamie Lynn stated during a Good Morning America interview in January 2022. “I’ve solely ever cherished and supported her and achieved what’s proper by her, and she or he is aware of that. So I don’t know why we’re on this place proper now. … I’ve at all times been my sister’s largest supporter, so when she wanted assist, I arrange methods to take action.”
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