In a new interview with CNN, Britney Spears’s father’s lawyer, Vivian Lee Thoreen opens up about the singer’s conservatorship’s intimate details. Rumors about Spears’s conservatorship circled around the internet for years, and now, since the release of “The New York Times Presents Framing Britney Spears,” there have been more and more conversations about the singer’s affairs. According to ET Online, the documentary lays out the 39-year-old pop star’s music career and her ongoing conservatorship with her father.
“[Jamie] would love nothing more than to see Britney not need a conservatorship,” Thoreen says. “Whether or not there is an end to the conservatorship really depends on Britney. If she wants to end her conservatorship, she can file a petition to end it.”
“Jamie is not suggesting that he is the perfect dad or that he would receive any ‘Father of the Year’ award,” she continues. “Like any parent, he doesn’t always see eye-to-eye on what Britney may want. But Jamie believes every single decision he has made has been in her best interest.”
Jamie’s conservatorship over Spears was extended until Sept. 2, 2021, and it’s been in place since 2008. During an interview on Good Morning America last month, Thoreen maintained that the conservatorship is what’s best for Britney right now.
“I understand that every story needs a villain,” Thoreen said. “People have it so wrong here. This is a story about a fiercely loving, dedicated and loyal father who rescued his daughter from a life-threatening situation. People were harming her and they were exploiting her. Jamie saved Britney’s life…Britney’s assets were clearly being mismanaged and she was being taken advantage of financially by some of those around her.”
“Jamie serves as Britney’s conservator because he loves her,” she also said. “He wants the best for Britney.”