Jamie Lynn Spears claimed in a rare TV interview on Wednesday that she was trying to help end her now-divorced sister Britney Spears’ controversial conservatory.
“I’ve always been my sister’s biggest support, so when she needed help, I created ways to do it,” Jamie Lynn, 30, told Good Morning America on Wednesday.
“I went out of my way to make sure she had the contacts she needed to possibly go ahead and finish this conservatory and just finish it all for our family,” she continued. “If it’s going to cause so much controversy, why continue with it?”
The “Zoey 101” alum did not reveal what “contacts” she gave Britney, 40, or whether the pop star ever came in contact with them.
Jamie Lynn, however, told that she had a conversation with Samuel D. Ingham III, whom a judge in Los Angeles designated as Britney’s lawyer when she was admitted to an involuntary psychiatric team in February 2008 at the beginning of the conservatory.
Ingham resigned in July 2021 after Britney applied to hire a lawyer of her choice, Mathew Rosengart, who has represented her ever since.
“If she wanted to talk to other people, I would [help]. I set it up, ”Jamie Lynn told ABC News’ Juju Chang as she promoted her upcoming memoir. “I even talked to her former legal team and it did not end well in my favor.”
When asked if she agreed or disagreed with the conservatory, which controlled everything from how Britney spent her money to the color of her kitchen cabinets, Jamie Lynn replied: “It was not about agreeing with the conservatory. Everyone has a voice, and it must be heard. ”
Britney testified in court in June 2021 that her family “did nothing” to help her when her father, Jamie Spears, allegedly placed her in a mental health center against her will in early 2019.
The “Toxic” singer also told the judge who presided over her case that her family “should be in jail” for taking advantage of her “abusive” conservatory, which the New York Times estimated generated at least $ 6 million for Jamie in his time as his. eldest daughter’s guardian.
Jamie, 69, was eventually suspended from his role in September, and the conservatory was completely closed in November.
A recently released Britney did not follow Jamie Lynn on Instagram earlier this month after repeatedly trading barbs on the social media platform.
But the “Sweet Magnolias” star tearfully insisted on “GMA” that “love is still there” between her and Britney, adding: “I have only ever loved and supported her.”