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The Sun: What did Britney Spears’ father Jamie say about the pop star?

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BRITNEY Spears' father Jamie Spears made shocking claims about the star's mental health in her conservatorship documents in 2008. Over 13 years ago, Jamie listed the hitmaker's condition as part of the reason he maintains control over his daughter's finances.

What did Britney Spears' father Jamie say about the pop star?

Jamie Spears claimed that daughter Britney has dementia, therefore her conservatorship, which is headed by him, is justified.

However, the pop star, 39, has since released four albums, done four ­energy-sapping global tours, and performed 248 gigs in Las Vegas.

In new BBC documentary The Battle for Britney, documents are shown explaining the purpose of that “conservatorship”, which was put in place in February 2008.

Journalist Mobeen Azhar said Jamie had ticked a box saying it related to “dementia placement or treatment."



Mobeen adds: “There’s only two options with that. Britney might have dementia. Now I’m not a doctor but if that’s the case, then the world isn’t aware of that. But the other option is actually more sinister.

“That’s the idea that she doesn’t have dementia but the conservatorship team have suggested that she has because they want to push the conservatorship through. And if that’s the case, then that’s terrifying.” 

What did Britney fans say about the documents?

Britney's furious fans rubbished her dad’s claim she has a brain condition — saying: “Dementia patients do not go on world tours.”

Fan Hayley Herms said: “There is no way any dementia patient is going on world tours, doing Vegas residencies, is learning 27 back-to-back combo numbers, full choreography. No honey, that is not happening.”

Hayley is fighting for the Free Britney movement which aims to end her father’s controversial control over her finances, business and personal life.

Free Britney campaigner Megan Radford says the claim meant she could be placed in a probate conservatorship, rather than a mental health one which nobody can earn money from.

She said Britney “clearly did not and does not have dementia”, and called her father’s case “fraudulent”.

Jamie declined to comment on the allegations made in the film. But he has previously insisted he is working in her best interests and is dedicated to “protecting her.”

Why was Britney's conservatorship put in place?

The conservatorship was put in place following a tumultuous 2007 in which Britney divorced backing dancer Kevin Federline, 43, shaved her head, attacked a photographer’s car with an umbrella and entered rehab.

She also lost custody of sons Sean, now 15, and Jayden, 14, and was committed to a psychiatric hospital.

At the time it was insisted that the conservatorship was designed to protect her and stop people from taking advantage of her financially.

For the past year, Britney has been fighting to have her father removed as the head of the conservatorship, in favour of an independent third party.

Back in March, the singer asked a judge to permanently end her father's control over her $60million fortune and personal life.

She will speak publicly about it in court on June 23.


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Now what's new about it? Only dementia entitles a quick procedure for a guardianship. The lawyers knew that too, so it was ticked. Legislators assume that people with dementia need help very quickly. And that's why a decision is made quickly. It takes months to put a person under guardianship without dementia. In this case, you must provide clear evidence that can also be challenged. The dementia document has been public for years. Why did it take the press so long to deal with the document? Did the press seriously think the fans falsified the document? Or would fight for Britney's freedom for years if guardianship was understandable.

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