Was Jamie Lynn Spears Involved In Sister Britney's Conservatorship?
27 November 2023, 10:46
Jamie Lynn Spears has had a rocky relationship with her older sister Britney, but did she play a part in her conservatorship?
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However, after spilling the tea on that Madonna VMA's kiss and Britney losing her first GRAMMY nomination win to Christina Aguilera, Jamie Lynn briefly addressed her sister's fortunes. Speaking with Sam Thompson, she said: "I've been the one person in her life...I've never taken anything from her."
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So how involved - if at all - was Jamie Lynn Spears in Britney’s conservatorship? Here's everything we know.
Was Jamie Lynn Spears involved Britney's conservatorship?
Jamie Lynn was named as one of the trustees of her sisters conservatorship in 2018 but in an interview with Good Morning America, Jamie said she was not “overseeing funds or something like that. And if that was, then it was a misunderstanding.”
She added “I took no steps to be a part of it [the conservatorship].”
.@JujuChangABC: "How do you see your sister's state of mind currently?"@jamielynnspears: "I can't really speak to anyone else's state of mind, I don't think that's fair."— Good Morning America (@GMA) January 12, 2022
Jamie Lynn Spears speaks out to GMA in her first TV interview on her personal memoir. pic.twitter.com/rVyQMKbagy
In the same interview she also claimed that she tried to help her sister Britney, saying: “When she needed help, I set up ways to do so, went out of my way to make sure that she had the contacts she needed to possibly go ahead and end this conservatorship and just end this all for our family. If it’s going to cause this much discord, why continue it?”
However sister Britney has a slightly different view of how things went down. Writing in her memoir, The Woman In Me, Britney said: “[Jamie] knew I was reaching out to her for help and that she was dogging me. I felt like she should have taken my side.”
Who was involved in Britney's conservatorship?
Jamie Lynn Spears breaks silence on Free Britney and her sister’s conservatorship
On 1 February 2008 Britney Spears was placed under a conservatorship against her will by Judge Reva Goetz, with her father, James "Jamie" Spears, and attorney Andrew Wallet, acting as conservators. They would manage her money and act on her behalf, including deciding when she would go on tour and perform.
The conservatorship lasted until November 2021 when judge Brenda Penny ended the agreement. Though it was her father Jamie Spears who petitioned to end the conservatorship, it was Britney’s shocking and compelling testimony – in which she revealed he was made to have a contraceptive IUD against her will and forced to go on tour and perform in Las Vegas.
Though she did not refer to her sister directly, during her testimony Britney also accused her family of abuse and said she wanted to sue them.
Britney spoke more about feeling betrayed in her book The Woman In Me. She said: “I was left with so many emotions: shock, relief, elation, sadness, joy. I felt betrayed by my father, and sadly, by the rest of my family, too. My sister and I should have found comfort in each other, but unfortunately that hasn’t been the case.”
Speaking on ITV's I'm A Celebrity Jamie Lynn insisted that she had never taken a penny from her sister. "I've been the one person in her life, and she'll say this, I've never taken anything from her. Ive been the one person in her life who's always said, 'I just want to be your sister'" Jamie declared.
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