Britney Spears thinks her parents, Jamie Spears and Lynne Spears, along with an unnamed woman, have a ‘premeditated’ intention to place her in guardianship.
In a bomb audio clip Briefly posted to YouTube on Sunday, the pop star, 40, reflected on the moments leading up to his second involuntary psychiatric hospitalization in January 2008.
“Honestly, to this day, I don’t really know what I did,” Britney said. “You have to imagine, none of that made sense to me.”
The ‘Hold Me Closer’ singer says the day before police and doctors arrived at her home, she spent the night with Lynne, now 67, two girlfriends and her mother’s friend . She did not name the latter, but previous reports identified Lynne’s girlfriend as Jacqueline Butcher.
Britney said in the audio clip that her mother apparently tried to warn her about the impending hospitalization, telling her she “heard” people were coming “to talk” to the “Toxic” singer and even suggesting, ” “We should probably go to a hotel or something.
“I never really understood what she meant,” the “Overprotected” singer said. “I didn’t believe her. Like, is a lawyer coming here? Who comes here?
Britney said about four hours after that conversation, “over 200” paparazzi filmed her through an ambulance window as she was taken away.
“I know now that it was all premeditated,” she said. “A woman presented the idea to my father, and my mother helped him follow and made it all possible.
Britney didn’t go into detail about the ‘woman’ who allegedly pitched the idea of a conservatorship to Jamie, but the entrepreneur Lou Taylor of Tri Star Sports & Entertainment was accused of playing a central role in the guardianship.
Lynne was one of the first to call out Taylor, 57, in her 2008 book, “Through the Storm.”
“Jamie was going to file for conservatorship on January 22 … but he and his business manager, Lou, felt God leading them to wait, fast and pray, despite the frustration of a phalanx of attorneys,” wrote the consultant for Rodans and Fields.
More recently, emails Taylor allegedly sent to Jamie at the start of the conservatorship were included in public court documents in July.
In one of the exchanges, the business manager alerted Britney’s father that she had “spoken” to her then lawyers, Geraldine Wyle and Jeryll Cohen, about Andrew Wallet, the lawyer who would help to handle Britney’s money for 11 years, and that Wallet and Tri Star would “serve as co [co-conservators]” with Jamie.
However, attorney Scott Edelman previously told Page Six on behalf of Taylor that the emails were “materially misleading.”
“As all the evidence makes very clear, the conservatorship was put in place on the recommendation of legal counsel, not Tri Star, and approved by the court for over 12 years. [sic] years,” added the lawyer. “In fact, Tri Star wasn’t even the business manager of Guardianship when it was founded.”
Taylor also denied her role in the guardianship, saying in a statement to Page Six in September 2021 that she played “no role.”
However, Britney maintained in her bombastic audio clip that she had been “framed”.
“There were no drugs in my system, no alcohol, nothing,” the “Stronger” singer insisted. “It was pure abuse, and I didn’t even really share half of it.”
Butcher, Lynne’s girlfriend, had previously come forward to express regret for the role she played.
“At the time, I thought we were helping,” she said. told the New Yorker in July 2021. “And I wasn’t, and I helped a corrupt family take over all of this.”
A Los Angeles judge ended Britney’s conservatorship in November 2021, saying it was “no longer needed”.