The lawyer for Britney Spears’ father Jamie said the world “got it all wrong” after the controversial documentary Framing Britney Spears.
Jamie Spears’ lawyer claimed that the pop star’s father “saved Britney’s life” and that people “got it all wrong” about him.
The 68-year-old man has been subject to increasing scrutiny, especially after the controversial Framing Britney Spears documentary which recently aired in the USA.
The docker explores Britney’s rise to fame, her mental health problems, being under her father’s tutelage and the subsequent mobilization of the #FreeBritney movement set in motion by her fans.
Although Jamie is widely believed to have controlled his life and fortune, his lawyer Vivian Thoreen told ABC News that Times‘Documentary “has it all wrong”.
“I understand that every story needs a villain, but people get it all wrong here,” said Thoreen, adding that Jamie was an “extremely loving, dedicated and loyal father who saved his daughter from a life-threatening situation.”
“People were harming and exploiting it,” she said.
Although Mrs. Thoreen did not detail the “life-threatening situation”, she said, “Jamie saved Britney’s life. Britney’s assets were clearly being poorly managed and she was being used up financially by some people around her. “
Celebrities and fans gathered around Britney after the showdown documentary was aired, with the general gist being that she was disapproved by Hollywood and her own circle. It will air in Australia on Channel 9 on March 2.
Spears’ boyfriend Sam Asghari, who has been dating the singer since 2016, recently called Jamie for “trying to control” his relationship with her.
“It is important for people to understand that I have no respect for someone who tries to control our relationship and constantly throwing obstacles in our way,” said the 27-year-old in his Instagram story after the documentary aired. “In my opinion, Jamie (Spears) is a total idiot.”
In November, Britney’s lawyer, Samuel D. Ingham III, stated at a hearing that the Toxic the singer was “afraid” of her father and wanted him to be removed from her guardianship.
The case returned to court in early February, where a judge dismissed Jamie’s objections to an order that established Bessemer Trust Co. as a co-conservative of his estate.
Bessemer Trust had originally been appointed co-conservative alongside Jamie on November 10 last year. Jamie has since objected, arguing that it reduced his powers over his daughter’s assets.
Judge Brenda Penny said that making Bessemer Trust and Jamie Spears co-conservative was hoping that they “would sit down and find out together how best to deal with this complex property for the benefit of my client.”
She also acknowledged Britney’s desire to have her father completely removed from the guardianship under which she has lived since shortly after her breakdown in 2007. Ingham said Britney’s desire to remove her father was “a separate issue” and can be discussed at a later date.
It was a small but significant victory for Britney in the slow saga that is her tutelage.