Britney Spears’ mother Lynne Spears is “very concerned” for the superstar following her heart-wrenching conservatorship hearing.
On Wednesday, June 23, Britney Spears opened up about her “abusive” conservatorship and the hell she is being put through since 13 years.
The singer spoke out against her father, Jamie Spears, as well as her management team. “My dad and anyone involved in this conservatorship, including my management … they should be in jail,” she said in her statement.
Immediately after, Jamie’s lawyer, Vivian Lee Thoreen, responded to the explosive testimony on his behalf. “He is sorry to see his daughter in so much pain. Mr. Spears loves his daughter and misses her very much,” Thoreen said in a statement to the court.
Then, Britney Spears’ mother, Lynne Spears, expressed concerns over her conservatorship
Lynne’s attorney, Gladstone Jones, said she is a “very concerned mother” after hearing Britney’s testimony.
During the hearing, the Toxic singer also made a request to hire her own attorney. Her current attorney, Samuel D. Ingham III, was appointed by the court in 2008 — after she was deemed incapable of hiring her own counsel.
Jones, who was also present during Britney’s recent hearing, supported her plea to hire a private attorney and change her care plan.
He also made it known that Lynne was with her daughter and was supportive of all her wishes.
“I first want to say that was very courageous of Ms. Spears,” Jones said during the court proceedings, as E! News reported. “One thing I want to raise with the court… is when she was there in May 2019 that she didn’t feel like she was heard. I feel we need to make sure today that she was heard.”
Back in April, Lynne even filed an objection over the demand of $890,000 in legal fees from Jamie’s lawyers. As per Us Weekly, she claimed in court documents that the hefty fee was “procedurally and substantively improper.”
The 66-year-old added that Jamie’s lawyers’ services were not “performed in good faith for the benefit” of their daughter. Thus, they didn’t deserve the “utterly excessive” compensation.
Jamie responded to the court filings by saying Lynne had “zero involvement” in Britney’s conservatorship, and that her accusations were only damaging his image as a “loving, caring father.”
Britney’s parents, Jamie and Lynne Spears, got divorced in 2002.
Why isn’t Britney’s mom her conservator?
It remains unclear why Britney’s father, and not her mother, was appointed as her conservator.
In fact, Lynne was apparently more involved in the singer’s career in the beginning. Jamie wasn’t involved until the question of the conservatorship came up.
In July 2020, Entertainment Tonight reported that Lynne had even filed a request to be included in Britney’s conservatorship. The singer approved of the request and hoped her mother would help her gain more autonomy — especially financially.