Despite her conservatorship issues, Lynne Spears is speaking out about her daughter Britney.
Lynne, 66, told reporters Ronan Farrow and Jia Tolentino in June that she was concerned about her daughter’s present predicament, in which she is under a conservatorship co-managed by her father Jamie and others, according to a new article published Saturday by The New Yorker.
Lynne “talked in hushed tones” and “refused to answer comprehensive inquiries regarding the case,” according to the report. The mother of three also expressed regret, saying that if another family member entered the room while she was on the phone with a reporter, she might have to “hang up suddenly.”
Lynne explained to Farrow, 33, and Tolentino, 32, that she had “mixed feelings about everything.” “I’m not sure what to make of it… It’s a lot of suffering and anxiety.”
“I’m OK. “Wryly, I’m adept at deflecting,” she continued as stated in the newspaper. Lynne will remain at Britney’s side as she fights for more freedom and an end to her conservatorship.
While Lynne has remained mostly uninvolved in her daughter’s conservatorship, which has been in place since 2008, she suddenly decided to become more engaged when “Britney asked her for assistance,” according to a Spears family source.
Lynne backed Britney’s attempt to have her father Jamie, whom Lynne divorced in 2002, removed as a conservator during a public court hearing last November.
She informed the judge, through a lawyer, that the father-daughter relationship was “toxic.”
According to a family member, “Lynne believes there are a lot of problems with the conservatorship.” “She believes Jamie hasn’t been completely honest with her and is doing everything she can to assist Britney.”
On June 23, Lynne and her lawyer sat in on a conservatorship hearing in Los Angeles, where Britney gave emotional 23-minute testimony.
Britney’s conservatorship, under which Jamie and others have had the right to make her personal and financial decisions since her unpredictable conduct resulted in two forced 5150 stays in a psychiatric institution, was the first time she talked publicly about it.
Britney quickly made shocking accusations against her conservators, family, and management team during her speech, including that they denied her the right to have more children by refusing to let her remove her IUD, forced her to work a grueling schedule she compared to “sex trafficking,” and put her on the psychiatric drug lithium (which is commonly used to treat mood disorders, including bipolar disorder).
“My father and everyone involved in this conservatorship and my management who had a big role in punishing me — they should be in jail,” Britney added, noting that her longstanding court-appointed lawyer, Sam Ingham, had “not sought” to “filter” Britney’s comments.
The celebrity was not questioned by her conservators’ lawyers during the hearing, and they have yet to reply to her claims in court.
Britney phoned the cops the night before her court appearance, according to Farrow and Tolentino’s story in The New Yorker, which the outlet corroborated through Ventura County law enforcement and a close friend.
Britney contacted 911 to report herself as a victim of abuse under her conservatorship, according to the newspaper.
The Ventura County Sheriff’s Department was summoned the day before Britney’s hearing, CN News can confirm. Officials arrived at her house on her “request,” according to police records.