According to a New Yorker expose about Britney Spears’ family and estate, it has turned out that Spears’ sister, Jamie Lynn Spears is the only one out of the popstar’s immediate family who hasn’t been collecting a paycheck from the artist’s estate.
Jamie, Lynne, and Spears’s brother, Bryan, have all spent years on Spears’s payroll, and, as friends who spoke with her at the time recalled, she was increasingly resentful of their efforts to influence her.
The popstar’s father, Jamie Spears, who is the co-conservator of her estate, reportedly earns about $16,000 a month, along with $2,000 he clears through renting some office space. The other half of the conservatorship was with Bessemer Trust, who recently asked for a release from a conservatorship, on which a trial will be done on 14th of July.
While we know the specifics of how much Britney’s father, 68, is making, it is unclear how much money does Britney pay to her mother Lynne Spears and her brother Brian Spears. Lynn released a statement on support of her sister, stating that:
I have nothing to gain or lose either way. This situation does not affect me because I am only her sister who is only concerned about her happiness. I’m not my family. I’m my own person. I’m speaking for myself. I’m so proud of her for using her voice. I’m so proud of her for requesting new counsel like I told her to do many years ago. If ending the conservatorship or flying to Mars or whatever else she wants to do [will make her happy] — I support that, 100 percent. Because I support my sister. I love my sister. Always have, always will. As long as she’s happy. Let’s keep praying. That’s all.
Spears recently gave a statement to the court while being blatantly against being in an adult conservatorship. The popstar said that it’s nonsensical for other people to be her adult guardian if she’s capable of enriching lives through the money that she works hard to earn.
The conservatorship, from the beginning, once you see someone, whoever it is, in the conservatorship making money, making them money, and myself money and working – that whole statement right there, the conservatorship should end. I shouldn’t be in a conservatorship if I can work and provide money and work for myself and pay other people — it makes no sense. The laws need to change. What state allows people to own another person’s money and account and threaten them and saying, ‘You can’t spend your money unless you do what we want you to do.’ And I’m paying them.
The battle to free Britney Spears has been long running in the music industry, with many fans and celebrities constantly speaking out against the supposed hold that is on Britney Spears. Let us know what you think about Britney Spears’ predicament down below in the comments![Via]