Britney Spears’ father, Jamie Spears, recently called the #FreeBritney movement “a joke” and noted, “All these conspiracy theorists don’t know anything. The world don’t have a clue.” The way Spears and her legal team see it, the world not knowing anything is a big part of the problem. TMZ reports that Spears wants the public to be more informed about the goings-on of her conservatorship case, and she even expressed support for the #FreeBritney movement.
Spears’ lawyer said in legal documents, “Britney herself is vehemently opposed to this effort by her father to keep her legal struggle hidden away in the closet as a family secret. […] Far from being a conspiracy theory or a ‘joke’ as James reportedly told the media, in large part this scrutiny [#FreeBritney] is a reasonable and even predictable result of James’ aggressive use of the sealing procedure over the years to minimize the amount of meaningful information made available to the public.”
Additionally, Spears’ lawyers included an article about #FreeBritney alongside the documents and noted that Spears “welcomes and appreciates the informed support of her many fans.”
This news arrives shortly after it was revealed that Spears’ conservatorship is voluntary, and that she has a preferred conservator (not her father) in mind.