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‘Leave My Broke-Ass Alone,’ Jamie Lynn Spears Denies Being On Sister’s Payroll
Jamie Lynn Spears says she wants to be left alone following rumors that she is gaining financially from sister Britney Spears' conservatorship.
Jamie Lynn Spears is speaking out once again on her sister Britney Spears’ conservatorship, telling people to leave her “broke-ass alone.”
The younger Spears posted a screenshot of a Daily Mail article, a story which claims that she is the only member of the pop singer’s family who is not on the payroll, to her Instagram story on Tuesday. She captioned it, "Facts…. now leave my broke-ass alone."
The Daily Mail referenced a weekend New Yorker piece that claims that Britney’s parents and her brother have received money from the star; Jamie Lynn was not included in their expose. The British tabloid did write that Jamie Lynn was appointed a trustee of Britney's multi-million dollar trust in 2018.
Jamie Lynn claimed on her Instagram stories last week that people have been sending death threats to her and her children. Her latest Instagram post, posted to celebrate the Fourth of July, features her two children; their faces are covered with digital American flag stickers.
Late last month, the younger Spears sister drew criticism for what some deemed her lack of support for Britney regarding the latter's controversial conservatorship. Public shaming of Jamie Lynn and even a petition to get her removed off “Sweet Magnolias,” came days after Britney spoke out publicly for the first time on her conservatorship at an eye-opening hearing.
Britney claimed that since the conservatorship was put into place 13 years ago, she has been forced to work and perform against her will while ill, pushed into a mental health facility as punishment for not wanting to do a specific dance move, and forced to take lithium. She said she is not allowed to marry her partner or have another child, claiming her conservators won’t allow her to have her IUD removed.
“I want to sue my family,” Britney told the presiding judge.
She mentioned several incidents, including the mental health facility stay, in which she felt her entire family was unsupportive of her. Britney said that her father, Jamie Spears, and others responsible the alleged mistreatment should be in jail. Jamie has had the most power over the conservatorship over the years.
Britney fans took to Twitter to criticize the singer's family as a result, alleging that her relatives are exploiting and suppressing her for their own financial gain.
“I mean, I’ve worked to pay my own frickin’ bills since I was 10 years old,” Jamie Lynn posted in response to the backlash. “My sister knows I love and support her, and that’s the only person I owe anything to.”
Meanwhile, the siblings’ mother Lynne Spears filed a petition this week, claiming that Britney doesn’t need a conservatorship.
"Now, and for the past many years, Conservatee is able to care for her person and in fact has, within the parameters of this conservatorship, earned literally hundreds of millions of dollars as an international celebrity," the petition states, according to CNN.
Britney Spears’ court-appointed attorney Samuel Ingham III also filed documents this week, stating that he would like to resign. Spears’ longtime manager Larry Rudolph announced this week that he is also resigning from his role. Bessemer Trust Company, co-conservator resigned as Britney’s co-conservator last week.
Conservatorships are typically employed for people who are deemed unable to make key decisions for themselves, yet the fact that Britney has never really stopped working, including her spearheading of an enormously successful multi-year Las Vegas residency, had fans crying foul at the constraints she's been placed under for years. Spears compared her seven-day work schedule with no days off to “sex trafficking” last week. Court documents obtained by the New York Times last month showed that Britney raised questions about the arrangement, and her father's fitness to oversee it, for years.
The next court date for the case is scheduled for July 14.