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Britney Spears Slams Mom, Who Recently Asked For More Than $600K In Legal Fees, For 'Ruining' Her Life
Britney Spears wrote on Instagram that while her dad Jamie Spears had control over much of her conservatorship, that it was her mother Lynne Spears' idea.
Britney Spears slammed her mom Lynne Spears in a now-deleted social media post this week, just days after the maternal Spears requested more than a half million dollars from the star.
“The most dangerous animal in the world is a silent smiling woman,” Britney, 39, wrote on Instagram on Thursday in a post that has since been removed, Page Six reports. She claimed, “my dad may have started the conservatorship 13 years ago … but what people don’t know is that my mom is the one who gave him the idea.”
The “I’m a Slave 4 U” singer wrote that her mother “secretly ruined my life … and yes I will call her and Lou Taylor out on it … so take your whole ‘I have NO IDEA what’s going on’ attitude and go f–k yourself!!!!”
Lou Taylor is Britney’s former business manager. She is also the founder of Tri Star Sports and Entertainment Group, for which she currently serves as president and CEO.
“I will never get those years back,” Britney wrote.
The post comes after Lynne, 66, filed a petition for payments on Monday asking that Britney’s estate pay her attorneys more than $650,000 in legal fees, People reports.
Her filing, obtained by People, asserts that Lynne reached out to the attorneys to "help Britney free herself from what she saw as a very controlling existence."
It also cites "researching and vetting appropriate qualified expert doctors" for Britney in 2019 and advocacy for her father’s removal as part of the costs.
"Lynne discussed joining the conservatorship as an interested party extensively with Britney and Britney enthusiastically agreed, and indeed asked her mother to join in the case in any capacity that would help to end her nightmare and the crisis she was enduring," the filing states.
The fees will be discussed during a hearing on Dec. 8.
But before that, on Nov. 12, a hearing is planned to discuss the possible total termination of Britney’s conservatorship, which has been in place now for 13 years.
Britney’s 69-year-old dad Jamie Spears, who also filed court paperwork on Monday, has been trying to end the conservatorship before that hearing has the chance to take place. In the filing, written by his current attorney Alex Weingarten and obtained by People, asserts that “Jamie sees no reason why the Conservatorship should continue for any amount of time and asserts he has no interest in the Conservatorship continuing."
Britney’s lawyer Mathew Rosengart has expressed suspicion regarding Jamie’s flip after maintaining for years that the conservatorship was necessary. In court documents filed last week, Rosengart said that just two weeks before Jamie filed a petition on Sept. 7 to terminate his daughter’s conservatorship, he had received discovery requests from Rosengart. The attorney points to those requests as the possible catalyst for Jamie's apparent change of heart.
Rosengart questioned in the court paperwork if Jamie was "motivated by a desire to bolster his reputation or to avoid his deposition or responding to the outstanding discovery served on him in August,” People reported. Rosengart also wants information on what role Tri Star Sports & Entertainment Group— which was run by Taylor—played in Britney’s finances. He’s asked for all communications and documents of agreements between Jamie and Tri Star in his discovery request.
In late September, Los Angeles Judge Brenda Penny sided with Rosengart and suspended Jamie as his daughter’s conservator of estate. During that hearing, Jamie also asked for the immediate termination of the conservatorship. Rosengart argued in court that Jamie Spears' desire to terminate the arrangement is motivated by a desire to dodge any accountability for any mishandling or abuse. Instead, Rosegart asked Penny for court review and termination of the conservatorship within 30 to 45 days. He then transferred the conservator of estate role from Jamie Spears to a temporary conservatorship to allow Rosengart to investigate the singer's father's behavior during his 13 years of involvement in the conservatorship.
In June, Britney accused her family of conservatorship abuse. She claimed that at one point she had been held in a psychiatric hold against her will while her family did nothing. She also alleged that she was forced to perform against her will, take lithium, and was told she could not get her IUD removed. It marked the first time that the pop icon spoke out publicly against the conservatorship and her family, despite years of quietly battling it behind clothes doors. Since June, Britney has become emboldened and has lashed out at multiple family members. Both her mom and her sister Jamie Lynn Spears have maintained that they have been supportive despite the criticism from both Britney and the public.