Jamie Spears’ Lawyer Defends Britney Spears Conservatorship

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The lawyer for Britney Spears’ father Jamie defended his conservatorship over his daughter in a series of interviews this week after renewed calls to #FreeBritneyfollowing the release of the Framing Britney Spears documentary.

Over the past week, Jamie Spears’ lawyer Vivian Lee Thoreen, speaking on behalf of her client, spoke to CNN, NBC News, and Good Morning America to reiterate that Jamie only has his daughter’s best interests in mind and that he is hopeful that one day his daughter would not require the legal arrangement that has put him in charge of her estate since 2008.

“[Jamie] would love nothing more than to see Britney not need a conservatorship,” Thoreen told CNN. “Whether or not there is an end to the conservatorship really depends on Britney. If she wants to end her conservatorship, she can file a petition to end it.” The lawyer noted that, in 13 years, Spears has yet to file the petition.

Speaking to Good Morning America, Thoreen also railed against the portrayal of Jamie Spears throughout the legal battle. “I understand that every story wants to have a villain, but people have it so wrong here. This is a story about a fiercely loyal, loving, and dedicated father who rescued his daughter from a life-threatening situation. People were harming her and they were exploiting her.”

Spears’ next conservatorship hearing is scheduled for March 13th. Thoreen noted that a court investigator, and not Jamie Spears, determines whether or not the conservatorship should continue. “They do a deep dive to really study the conservatorship to find out what’s going on. And what I can tell you is every year the court has kept the conservatorship in place,” Thoreen told CNN.

While Britney has remained largely silent since the documentary premiered, her boyfriend Sam Asghari slammed Jamie in a February Instagram post. “Now it’s important for people to understand that I have zero respect for someone trying to control our relationship and constantly throwing obstacles our way,” Asghari wrote. “In my opinion, Jamie is a total dick.”

Thoreen told CNN, “Jamie is not suggesting that he is the perfect dad or that he would receive any ‘Father of the Year’ award. Like any parent, he doesn’t always see eye-to-eye on what Britney may want. But Jamie believes every single decision he has made has been in her best interest.”

Justin Timberlake pide perdón a Britney Spears y Janet Jackson

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El cantante y actor estadounidense publicó un sentido mensaje en su cuenta de Instagram después de ser criticado en redes sociales por el trato a su colega en aquel polémico y recordado show del Super Bowl y también a su ex novia.

Stars react to ‘Framing Britney Spears’ documentary: “My heart goes out to her”

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Stars of the music world have responded to the new documentary Framing Britney Spears, which is out in the US now.

The documentary looks at the US pop star’s career so far including #FreeBritney campaign and fans’ concerns about the conservatorship that she is still under.

Spears’ assets have been controlled by her father Jamie since 2008 when she was placed on an involuntary psychiatric hold and lost her visitation rights to her children. Her dad and a lawyer are given the legal right by the conservatorship to make decisions about a range of things in the singer’s life, including her finances, business projects and personal life.

After Framing Britney Spears aired on FX in the States on Saturday (February 6), a number of other artists shared their thoughts on it.

“Just watched the “Framing Britney Spears” documentary and have to say, there is something VERY weird, very wrong going on,” Garbage tweeted.

“No artist today would have to endure the literal torture that media/society/utter misogynists inflicted upon her,” wrote Paramore’s Hayley Williams. “The mental health awareness conversation, culturally, could never be where it is without the awful price she has paid.”

In a follow-up tweet, Williams responded to a fan saying that many of the problems seen in the documentary still exist. “i’ll say this- as an artist, my very personal experience with misogynistic journalists/media is that over the last 15 years, it’s improved,” Williams responded.

“maybe bc there is a diff kind of accountability with cancel culture? but you’re right… misogyny hasn’t disappeared. it’s shape-shifted.”

In an Instagram story, Kacey Musgraves added: “Never has one person been so used and abandoned by every facet around her. My heart goes out to her. She has always been such an inspiration to me my whole kid/teen life. Wish she could get a re-do.”

See more reactions to the documentary below.

 

 

 

At the time of writing, there is no UK release date for the Framing Britney Spears documentary.

Last year, Jamie Spears defended his role as his daughter’s conservator after the star lost a legal attempt to remove his control over her estate.

“When a family member needs special care and protection, families need to step up, as I have done for the last 12-plus years, to safeguard, protect and continue to love Britney unconditionally,” he said.

Source: NME

Un documental analizará la tutela de Britney Spears y el movimiento #FreeBritney

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El laberinto judicial en el que está inmerso Britney Spears sigue adelante. La princesa del pop lleva 11 años sin capacidad de decidir acerca de su dinero ni de su carrera legalmente. Un juez decidió que la tutela debía pertenecer a su padre, Jamie Spears, y la cantante no puede tomar ninguna decisión económica sin que este lo apruebe previamente.

Muchos han calificado la situación actual de la artista con el calificativo de juguete roto. El prematuro éxito de Britney, que explotó en términos de popularidad con su primer disco, la llevó a una situación muy difícil de manejar que afectó gravemente a su salud mental. Después de algunos episodios preocupantes, su padre se convirtió en su tutor legal, a pesar de la mayoría de edad de la cantante. Supuestamente iba a ser una situación temporal, pero hoy en día, y después de varias vistas judiciales, sigue vigente.

A partir de entonces, muchos fans se han movilizado, sobre todo a través de las redes sociales, solicitando que Britney recupere la tutela sobre su vida económica y su carrera musical. Todo ello usando el hashtag #FreeBritney, que se convierte en trending topic cuando sale a la luz un nuevo episodio de esta complicada trama.

Seguramente el tema volverá a saltar a la palestra después del estreno de un nuevo documental que ya ha sido anunciado. Se trata de Framing Britney Spears, un proyecto desarrollado por el periódico The New York Times y producido por FX que verá la luz en Estados Unidos el próximo 5 de febrero. Su objetivo es arrojar luz sobre la tumultuosa carrera de Spears basándose en las recientes batallas judiciales alrededor de la tutela de su padre y el movimiento Free Britney.

Según el comunicado promocional, el documental «reexamina su carrera y ofrece una nueva evaluación del movimiento que se manifiesta en contra de su tutela ordenada por la corte, capturando las dimensiones desagradables de la máquina de crear estrellas del pop estadounidense«. La película incluirá entrevistas con personas cercanas a Spears y abogados involucrados en la tutela.

Recientemente se ha lanzado un avance del documental, en el que se puede ver a un entrevistado afirmando que «la forma en que la tratamos fue repugnante». Seguramente sea un buen momento para verlo y analizar la manera en la que medios de comunicación y fans han tratado a Britney durante años, y que, sin duda, han influido en la salud mental de la artista, hasta llegar a este punto.