February proved to be a busy month for Britney Spears‘ news. The Free Britney movement picked up speed after the release of New York Times Presents Framing Britney Spears on Feb. 5, 2021. Britney Spears’ father, Jamie Spears, did not participate in the documentary, but someone on his legal team did. Now, that same attorney that spoke out in the documentary is opening up again. However, she contradicted herself when defending Jamie on Good Morning America on Feb. 25.
Britney Spears News: Jamie Spears lawyer on the conservatorship
On Feb. 25, 2021, Jamie Spears’ attorney Vivian Lee Thoreen spoke about Britney’s conservatorship to Good Morning America. She explained that Jamie’s media portrayal as a “villain” in this story is not accurate.
“This is a story about a fiercely loyal, loving, and dedicated father.” Thoreen told the outlet. “People were harming her, and they were exploiting her.”
Thoreen also added that it is not hard for Britney to end her conservatorship, which began in 2008.
“Anytime Britney wants to end her conservatorship, she can ask her lawyer to file a petition to terminate it.” Thoreen commented. She “always had this right” but has “never exercised it.”
According to the attorney, it sounds pretty simple for the singer-songwriter to get out of her conservatorship.
Britney Spears documentary: Jamie Spears lawyer said something completely different
Jamie Spears‘ lawyer, Thoreen, spoke during the Framing Britney Spears documentary. In the episode on Hulu, she explained precisely how difficult it is to get out of a conservatorship.
“The conservatee can’t wake up one morning and say, ‘I don’t need this. I don’t want it. Make it go away.’ A petition would have to be filed; a petition to terminate the conservatorship,” Thoreen explained. “And then there has got to be evidence or some demonstration that a conservatorship is not necessary at that point in time. It’s the conservatee who has the burden of saying ‘I don’t need a conservatorship anymore, and here’s why.’”
Shortly after the interview, Thoreen rejoined Jamie’s legal team. However, the director did ask her one important question. Has the attorney ever “known anyone who has terminated a conservatorship?”
“Of the cases that I have been involved in, I have not seen a conservatee who has successfully terminated a conservatorship,” Thoreen revealed.
Britney Spears’ lawyer refused to comment
In the New York Times documentary, the filmmakers reveal that Britney might have consented to the conservatorship because of her children.
“Britney may have basically accepted the conservatorship because she was worried about seeing her kids. A few weeks later, she starts to get some visitation rights restored.”
Fans point out that Britney’s lawyer did not speak to the press, but Jamie’s attorney did.
“It says it all that Britney’s court-appointed lawyer had the ethics to say he ‘cannot comment on a pending case,’” one fan wrote on Reddit. “But Jamie’s lawyer did this entire interview to comment on it, in an attempt at damage control.”
Fans continue to worry about the pop icon’s well-being and follow every thread of Britney Spears’ news.
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