Britney Spears and her parents were in a Los Angeles courtroom recently for a conservatorship hearing, and while the Toxic singer fought for more freedom, her little sister Jamie Lynn supported her on social media. When one fan attempted to insult her with a snarky comment, the 28-year-old refused to stay quiet.
While the 37-year-old was on her way to court, Jamie Lynn posted a pic of her sister to let her fans know she was on her mind. In response, one follower quipped, “Fear of losing your allowance, I see!”
— MTV Kendal (@KendalSheppard) May 12, 2019
Instead of ignoring the petty comment, Jamie Lynn fought back, writing “haha nice try, but I have NEVER been paid a dime from my sister. That is HER hard earned money, and I am NOT entitled to a cent of it. I would not spend money I did not earn.”
According to The Blast, Britney requested the hearing because she wanted to discuss multiple issues, and she walked into the courthouse holding her mom’s hand. Britney and Lynne avoided the #FreeBritney protestors by using a back door.
Both Britney and her parents spoke at the hearing, and then Judge Brenda Perry ordered an expert evaluation to decide if Britney should get more freedom. Since 2008, Britney’s dad Jamie has had control of nearly every aspect of her life, including her multi-million dollar fortune.
The hearing was closed to the public and the media at Britney’s request. Her lawyer, Samuel D. Ingham, explained that they would be discussing personal finances and minor children, so the hearing should be private.
Perry agreed, and after the hearing, she wrote in her order that everyone consented to someone getting a 730 expert evaluation, which is often used in divorce cases to determine the mental health of a parent. However, the order didn’t specify who was being evaluated and if it related to Jamie’s oversight or Britney’s relationship with her children.
— Britney Spears Fans (@fansofbritney) May 12, 2019
Currently, Britney Spears’ ex-husband Kevin Federline has custody of their two sons – Sean, 13, and Jayden, 12. However, the boys do get to visit their mother regularly.
Conservatorship, or guardianship, is rarely used for functional adults and is usually reserved for the ill or elderly. It is an involuntary status that allows the conservator to make decisions for someone who can’t do it themselves.
Everyone will go back to court in September for the evaluation results.