BRITNEY Spears’ dad Jamie said he “loves his daughter” after she threatened to sue her “abusive” family over conservatorship.
The 39-year-old spoke for the first time in court regarding the conservatorship legal battle with her father on Wednesday.
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During the hearing, Britney detailed her “abusive” conservatorship and argued her father should no longer have control over her life.
Following Wednesdays’ hearing, Jamie’s legal team released a statement that insisted he cares very much about his daughter.
The statement read: “He is sorry to see his daughter suffering and in so much pain. Mr. Spears loves his daughter very much.”
Jamie, 68, has been in control of the singer’s conservatorship for the past 13 years, which has given him control over her $60 million fortune.
In addition to Britney, Jamie also shares son Bryan, 44, and daughter Jamie Lynn, 30, with ex wife Lynne, 66.
Jamie currently has control over Britney’s fortune[/caption]
He shares three kids with ex Lynne[/caption]
The former couple were married from 1976-2002.
The singer made a number of shocking claims during the hearing, including that her family sent her to a $60K rehab at a small Los Angeles home.
“And taking all their possessions away, credit card, cash, phone, passport.”
Britney compared the ‘abusive’ conservatorship to ‘sex trafficking’[/caption]
She insisted her dad no longer have control over her[/caption]
Britney also criticized her family on how they have handled her conservatorship, stating: “My family didn’t do a God damn thing.
“Anything I had to do, [my dad] was the one who approved all of it. My whole family did nothing.”
However, she said her conservatorship prevents her from growing her family.
Britney said via audio: “I want to get married and have a baby.
The singer appeared in court via audio on Wednesday[/caption]
Britney claimed she wants to have a baby during the hearing[/caption]
“I wanted to take the IUD out and have a baby but conservator won’t let me because they don’t want me to have a baby.”
The hitmaker has been leaning on Sam during the legal drama, while he has been an outspoken source of support for the star.
Before Britney headed to court on Wednesday, Sam showed his support for the singer by wearing a “Free Britney” T-shirt.
After becoming convinced that Britney has long wanted to be freed from her father’s conservatorship, her fans launched the #FreeBritney campaign and have had online and in-person events for it.
Sam posted a photo of himself wearing a shirt with the campaign name on it on his Instagram Story just ahead of Britney’s court appearance.
Sam supported Brittany by wearing a ‘Free Britney’ shirt ahead of the hearing[/caption]
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Shortly before the star appeared in court via audio, Britney was spotted looking focused at an LA sheriff’s station.
In pictures obtained by The Sun, Britney was spotted on Tuesday exiting the Ventura County Sheriff’s department – which is near her $7.4 million Thousand Oaks, CA home.
The singer did not appear to be with anyone else but a bodyguard as she walked out of the building in brown platform heels, a white shirt, tiny denim shorts and a long grey cardigan.
The star appeared serious one day before the hearing[/caption]