I am not sure what the full extent of my father’s and mother’s role in my life will be, under my conservatorship. It is my hope that my father and mother will be able to continue to work with me in the future. I appreciate their willingness to be part of my life, and I know they are providing me with the help I need to be successful.
The conservatorship hearing for Britney Spears’ dad, Jamie Spears, will take place today at the Los Angeles Superior Court. The conservatorship hearing is a step toward a final decision on whether or not Spears remains in the conservatorship of his wife, Lynne, and her mother, Jamie Lynn. The hearing is also expected to discuss issues related to conservatorship and the conservatorship itself.
No one is immune from being on the receiving end of a harsh apology from a family member. With Britney Spears’ father, Jamie Spears, apologizing for his strong public statements on the singer, it is clear that he was wrong in the way he went about speaking on the matter.
Britney said she was unhappy, depressed and felt used! I was shocked. I’m hurt, the superstar said. I just want my life back.
Read the full transcript of the trial below and tell us what you think: …ARE YOU ON THE FREE BRITNEY TEAM?!?!!!
SPEARS: I just got a new phone and I have a lot to say, so bear with me. In fact, a lot has happened in the last two years. …. I wrote it all down.
The last time I was in court, I was gonna be honest with you. I stopped going to court for a long time because I don’t think I was being heard at any level. The last time I went to court, I took four sheets of paper in my hand and wrote down what I had experienced in the last four months before I went. The people who did this to me should not be allowed to disappear so easily. I’ll remind you of that. I was on tour in 2018. I was forced, my management told me that if I didn’t perform on this tour, I would have to…..
YOUNG: I hate to interrupt, but my clerk asks you to speak a little more slowly.
SPEARS: Oh, sure. Yes. That’s it. The people who did this to me should not be allowed to disappear so easily. In a nutshell: I was on tour in 2018. I had to do it: My management told me that if I didn’t do this tour, I would have to get a lawyer. My own management could have sued me if I hadn’t kept shooting. When I came off stage in Vegas, he handed me a piece of paper and told me to sign it. It was very threatening and scary. And under guardianship, I couldn’t even get a lawyer. So, out of fear, I did the work.
When I came back from that tour, there was going to be a new show in Las Vegas. I started rehearsing early, but it was hard because I had played in Vegas for four years and needed a break in between. But no, I was told that was the timeline and that’s how it would go. I was rehearsing four or four days a week. Half the time in the studio and half the time in Westlake’s studio. I directed most of the show. In fact, I did most of the choreography, which means I taught my dancers new choreography themselves, I take everything I do very seriously. There are a lot of videos of me rehearsing. I wasn’t good, I was great. I led rehearsals in the auditorium with 16 new dancers.
It’s funny to hear my managers’ version. They all said I wasn’t involved in rehearsals. And I never agreed to take medication. I only take my medication in the morning, never during rehearsals. They can’t even see me. Why do they say that? When I said no to a dance move during rehearsal, it was like I had planted a giant bomb somewhere. And I said, no, I don’t want to do it that way.
Then my management, my dancers, and the assistant to the new people who were going to do the new show all went into the room, closed the door, and didn’t come out again for at least 45 minutes. Ma’am, I’m not here to be anybody’s slave. I can say no to the dance move. My therapist at the time, Dr. Benson – who has since passed away – told me that my manager had also called him at the time to say that I was not cooperating and not following instructions during rehearsals. And he also said I wasn’t taking my medication, which is so stupid because the same woman has been giving me the same medication every morning for eight years. And I’m not going anywhere near those stupid people. It didn’t make any sense.
There was a period of a week where they were nice to me, and I said I didn’t want to do it that way. They said if I didn’t want to do the new show in Vegas, I didn’t have to do it because I was so nervous. When I was told I wouldn’t be doing the show anymore, it was like literally 200 pounds was taken off me because I was really tough and too hard. I couldn’t take it anymore.
I remember saying to my assistant: I feel weird when I say no, I feel like they will come back and be mean to me or punish me or something. Three days later, after I cancelled Vegas, my therapist sat me down in my room and told me he’d had a million phone calls because I wasn’t cooperating with rehearsals and taking my medication. It was all a lie – he gave me lithium right away, the next day, out of the blue. He took me off the regular treatment I’d been taking for five years. And lithium is a very, very strong drug and totally different from what I’m used to. If you take too much of this medicine, you may become depressed if you use it for more than five months. But he got me hooked, and I felt drunk. I couldn’t even talk to my mom or dad about anything. I told him that I was scared and that my doctor had made me take this new medication by six different nurses who came to my house and stayed with me to check on this new medication that I never wanted to take. I had six different caregivers in my home, and for a month I was not allowed to go anywhere with my car.
Not only did my family do nothing, but my father was all for it. Everything that happened to me had to be approved by my father. And my dad acted like he didn’t know I had to take a test over Christmas break before I would be sent back if my kids went back to Louisiana. He’s the one who approved all this. My whole family did nothing.
For two weeks of vacation, a woman came to my house four hours a day, sat me down and gave me a psychological test. It took forever. But I was told to do it, and then I left. When I was told I had to do it, and then my dad called to say I failed a test or something. I’m sorry, Brittany, but you need to listen to your doctors. They plan to send you to a small house in Beverly Hills for a small rehabilitation program that we will set up for you. They pay $60,000 a month for that. I cried on the phone for an hour and he loved every minute of it.
The control he had over someone as powerful as me, how he loved the control to hurt his own daughter 100,000%. He loved it. I grabbed my stuff and headed over there. I worked seven days a week, no weekends. That’s the only comparable phenomenon in California called sex trafficking. Forcing someone to work against their will, taking all their possessions – credit cards, cash, passports and phones – and putting them in a house to work with people living with them. They all lived in the house with me, the nurses, 24-hour security. There was a cook who came to cook for me every day of the week. They saw me change every day – morning, noon and night. I don’t have a personal dog out of my, out of my room, I get 8 gallons of blood a week.
If I didn’t have my meetings and work from eight to six, ten hours a day, seven days a week, with no days off, I wouldn’t be able to see my kids or my boyfriend. I never had any say in my schedule. They always told me to do it. And lady, I’m telling you, sitting in a chair 10 hours a day, 7 days a week, in the fog ….. and especially when you can’t get out your front door.
And that’s why I’m telling you again now, two years later, after I lied and told the world: I’m fine. And I’m happy. That’s a lie. I thought maybe I’d said enough. Because I denied everything. I was shocked. I’m traumatized. You know, fake it till you make it. But now I’m telling you the truth. Are you okay? I’m not happy. I can’t sleep. I’m so angry. It’s crazy. And I’m depressed. I cry every day.
And the reason I’m telling you this is because I have no idea how the state of California can have all of this in court documents since I’m here and doing absolutely nothing – just hiring someone else with my money to keep my dad on board. Ma’am, my father and all those involved in this guardianship, as well as my managers who played a key role in my punishment – ma’am, they should be in jail. They work for Miley Cyrus as she smokes joints on stage at the VMAs. This generation has never been hurt by making the wrong choice.
But my precious body that has worked for my father for the last 13 years wants to be so good and so beautiful. It’s so beautiful. He’s trying very hard. When I do all the things I described, the state of California lets my clueless father take his own daughter who only plays a role when I work with him, they reset everything and let him do it, to me that gives these people I worked for too much control. They also threatened me and told me that if I didn’t leave, I would have to go to court.
I was advised, for the sake of image, to go and end it. That’s what they told me. I don’t even drink alcohol – and I should, given what it does to my heart. At the Bridges facility I was sent to, none of the children I had been in the program with for four months were present. They didn’t show up at any of them.
You didn’t have to do anything if you didn’t want to. Why did I always have to go? Why am I always threatened by my father and all those other conservationists? If I don’t do what they tell me to do to enslave me, they will punish me.
The last time I talked to you, to keep the conversation going and keep my dad informed, I felt dead – like I didn’t matter, like I wasn’t hurt, like you thought I was lying or something. I’m telling you this because I’m not lying. I want to feel heard. And I repeat it for you so you can understand the depth, breadth and damage they caused me at the time.
I want a change in the future. I deserve a change. I was told to sit down and be examined. Again. If I want a greenhouse, I didn’t know I could contest it. Sorry for my ignorance, but honestly, I didn’t know that. But honestly, I don’t think I owe it to anyone to be condemned. I’ve done more than enough. I don’t feel like I need to be in a room with someone who insults me by doubting my sanity, whether I need to be in this stupid conservatory or not. I’ve done more than enough.
I owe these people nothing, especially me, who has housed and fed tons of people on tour. It’s embarrassing and demotivating – that’s the main reason I’ve never been open about it. And most of all, I didn’t want to talk about it openly, because honestly, I don’t think anyone would believe Paris Hilton’s story about what they did to her at that school. I didn’t believe anything either. Sorry. I’m an outsider.
And maybe I’m wrong, and that’s why I didn’t want to tell anyone in the audience. People laughed at me or said: She lies, she has everything, she’s Britney Spears.
I’m not lying. I just want my life back. And that was 13 years ago. And that’s enough. It’s been a long time since I’ve owned my money. And it is my wish and my dream that all this will end without a trial. Again: It doesn’t make sense for the state of California to sit back and literally see for themselves how I support so many people, how I pay so many people to have trucks and buses on the road with me, and then be told: I’m not good enough. But I’m good at what I do. And I let these people decide what I do, ma’am.
Now, in the future, I don’t want to go out or see anyone I’m not with – [I’ve] dated enough people against my will, I’m done with it. All I want is for my money to be mine and for my boyfriend to drive me around in his fucking car.
And to be perfectly honest, I’d like to sue my family. I also want to be able to share my story and what they did to me with the world, instead of it remaining a secret that they all enjoy. I want people to listen to what they did to me, keeping it inside me for so long is not good for my heart. I’m so angry and I cry every day, it kills me. I was told I had no right to report the people who did this to me.
For my sanity, the judge should allow me to give an interview where they listen to me [about] what they did to me, and in general I have the right to use my voice and speak in my defense. My lawyer says I can’t. This is not good. I can’t tell the public what they did to me, and silence means it’s okay.
I don’t really want an interview. I’d rather call you before the press. I didn’t know we were doing today, so thank you. Instead of getting an interview, honestly, I need it to express my anger and so on, it’s not fair.
You’re totally lying about me. Even my family, they interview whoever they want on the news channels, my own family gives interviews, talks about the situation and makes me feel so stupid. And I can’t say a word.
It’s been two years, I want to record the conversation, we’re doing it now. – I didn’t know we were doing it. My lawyer, Sam, was very afraid that I would continue because he said that if I talked, I would get overworked. in the rehab center where I was. He told me to keep it to myself. I would personally – I know I’ve developed a personal relationship with Sam, my lawyer, I talk to him about three times a week, we’ve developed a relationship of sorts, but I haven’t had the opportunity to choose my own lawyer yet. And I wish I could.
The main reason I’m here is to lift retention without doing an assessment. I’ve done a lot of research, ma’am. And there are many judges who do human preservation without the need for constant monitoring. The only time they don’t is when a concerned family member says something is wrong with that person.
And since my family has been living off my watch for 13 years, I wouldn’t be surprised if one of them had something to say in the future, and they have: We don’t want it to stop. We have to help him. Especially if I can find out what they did to me.
I would also like to tell you about my obligations, because I personally believe that I do not owe anyone anything at the moment. I have three meetings a week that I must attend no matter what. I don’t like being told to do it no matter what, even if I’m sick. I would love to have one session a week with a therapist. I had never been there before, even before I was sent here – I had a therapy session with my doctor and then with my therapist. What they’re making me do is illegal. I should not be told that I have to be available to these people three times a week.
I speak to you today because, again, I feel that, yes, even [outgoing conservative] Jody [Montgomery] is starting to go too far with me. I go to therapy and see a psychiatrist twice a week. I am the golden doctor. In the past, I never saw a therapist more than once a week. It takes too much energy for me to go to that person.
I’m afraid of people. I don’t trust people with what I’ve been through. And the tricky part is that I’m in one of the most open places in Westlake, where I was literally left in tears by paparazzi yesterday. It’s embarrassing and demoralizing. I have a right to privacy when I go to therapy, or at home, as I have for the past eight years. Or when Dr. Benson – the man who died – went to a place similar to the one I went to in Westlake, which was very open and very bad. Okay, where was I? It was like I was the same as Dr. Benson, who illegally, yes 100% illegally, abused the treatment he had prescribed for me, to be perfectly honest. I’m so glad.
YOUNG: The court reporter says you might want to slow down a little bit, because she’s trying to make sure she understands everything they’re saying.
SPEARS: Okay, cool. Honestly, when [Dr. Benson] passed away, I got down on my knees and thanked God. That said, my team is back on track and pushing me to do it, I have a phobia of small spaces due to injury. And for four months in this place, it’s not normal for them to send me – sorry, I’m going too fast – to this little room twice a week with another new therapist that I’m paying for and that I don’t even approve of. I don’t want to do that. And I have done nothing to deserve this treatment.
You can’t force me to do something I don’t legally want to do. And according to the law, God in the so-called team frankly, I should be able to sue them for threatening me and telling me that if I don’t go to those meetings twice a week, we can’t give you your money and go on vacation to Maui. For this program, you have to do what you’re told and then you can leave, but it was very clever. One of the most open places in Westlake, knowing that I have a hot greenhouse theme, that there will be more than five paparazzi coming to [photograph] me when I walk out of that place. I begged them to do it at my place so I could have some peace. Conservancy, from the beginning, those who are in the Conservancy [make] money, [I] make money for them and for me, and I work. That’s the statement – conservation must stop. I shouldn’t be in foster care. If I can work and support myself with money, there is no point in working for myself and paying other people. The laws must be changed. What kind of state allows people to own other people’s money and account and threaten them by saying: You can’t spend your money until you do what we ask. And I pay them.
Madam, I have been working since I was 17, you must understand how it is for me – every morning I can’t go anywhere until I meet strangers, every week in our office, identical to the office where the therapist was very rude to me. I think conservation is abuse, and we can sit here all day and say conservation is there to help people. But there are thousands of guardianships that are also inappropriate.
I don’t feel like I can live a life that isn’t mine. I don’t need to go to a man I don’t know and share my problems with him. I don’t even believe in therapy. I still think it’s a reference to God. I want to complete the conservation without an investigation. In the meantime, I need this therapist. Once a week I want him to come to my house. I don’t want to go to Westlake and be embarrassed by all those mean paparazzi who laugh in my face while I cry, who go out and take pictures of me like at all those white, beautiful dinners where people drink wine in restaurants and look at those places. They sent me to the hottest places and I told them I didn’t want to go because I knew the paparazzi would come.
I don’t know how you make your decisions, ma’am. But this is the only chance I get to talk to you for a while. I need your help, so if you can, let me know where you stand. Honestly, I don’t know what to say, but I want to make a motion to stop conservation without review. I don’t want to be judged, I don’t want to spend hours a day in a room with people, like I used to. And they made it worse for me, in retrospect.
Honestly, this is new to me. And I do research on all these subjects. I know what common sense is and how things can end for people, it ended without their evaluation. So I want you to think about that. It also took me a year during COVID to learn self-care techniques. She said no services were provided. She’s lying, ma’am. My mother has been there twice before during COVID in Louisiana. I haven’t had a manicure, haircut, massage or acupuncture in a year. For a year I did nothing, every week I saw cleaners at my house whose nails were done differently each time. She made me feel like my dad, very similar behavior from her and my dad, except the other dynamic team wants me to work and stay home instead of taking extended vacations.
They are used to a good weekly routine for them. And I’m done with it. Right now, I don’t feel like I owe them anything. They need to be reminded that they work for me.
I should have been able to do that. I have a friend I used to date. I did it for two years, I had three meetings a week, I met a lot of women there. And I can’t see my friends who live an eight-minute walk away, which I find very strange.
I feel like they make me feel like I’m living in rehab. This is my home. I wish my friend could drive me in his car. And I want to see a therapist once a week, not twice. And I want him to come to my house. I want to progress gradually and I really want to have things, I want to be able to get married and have a baby.
I have been told that I cannot get married or have a baby now that I am in care, I have an IUD now so I cannot get pregnant. I was planning to remove the IUD to try to have another baby. But this so-called team won’t let me go to the doctor to have it removed because they don’t want me to have any more children. So basically this greenhouse is doing me more harm than good.
I deserve to have a life. I’ve worked my whole life. I deserve a break for two or three years and I can do whatever I want. But I feel like there’s some kind of crisis here. And I feel open and willing to talk to you about it today. But I wish I could stay on the phone with you forever, because when I’m on the phone with you, I suddenly hear all these – no, no, no – familiar things. Suddenly I feel insulted, abused, abandoned and alone. And I’m tired of feeling alone. I deserve to have the same rights as everyone else, to have a child, a family, all those things and more.
And that’s all I wanted to say. Thank you so much for letting me speak with you today.
YOUNG: You’re welcome to join us. And I also want to tell you that I can totally relate to everything you said and how you feel, and I know it took a lot of courage to say everything you said, and I appreciate you coming on the line and sharing everything.
—————————————————————————————————-One day after the Spears family announced Britney’s conservatorship, her father Jamie gave a jaw-dropping statement, breaking his silence for the first time. He spoke about the phone call he received from Britney’s lawyer, demanding the family withhold information on her conservatorship. “No sane parent would call me on the phone and demand that I do anything. And me being the father that I am, I’m going to fight for my daughter.”. Read more about britney spears’ dad net worth and let us know what you think.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Britney conservatorship?
Britney conservatorship is a legal process that allows a court to appoint an individual or institution to make decisions for someone who is unable to make their own decisions.
Why is Britney in a conservatorship?
Britney Spears is in a conservatorship because she has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
How much does Jamie Spears make as conservator?
Jamie Spears makes $1,000 per month as conservator.
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