Britney Spears‘ father Jamie Spears has had enough of the #FreeBritney movement.
Speaking to Page Six, the 38-year-old’s father called the attempt to see the end of her 12-year long legal conservatorship “a joke”.
“All these conspiracy theorists don’t know anything. The world don’t have a clue,” the 68-year-old told the publication.
“It’s up to the court of California to decide what’s best for my daughter. It’s no one else’s business.”
The #FreeBritney movement was started by fans in 2019 after it was reported the singer was allegedly held against her will for three months at a mental health facility.
Since 2008, the ‘Toxic’ singer’s father and, more recently, her acting conservator Jodi Montgomery have had full control over her business, financial and private life following her infamous 2007 public meltdown and head shaving incident.
When asked by Page Six about rumours alleging money was being skimmed from Britney’s estate, Jamie vehemently denied it.
“I have to report every nickel and dime spent to the court every year,” he told the publication. “How the hell would I steal something?”
While speaking to Page Six, Jamie claimed some fans and supporters of the movement have gone so far as to exhibit aggressive behaviour such as stalking and sending death threats.
He added, “I love my daughter. I love all my kids. But this is our business. It’s private.”
Just last week, Britney’s 43-year-old older brother Bryan Spears shared intimate details surrounding his sister’s conservatorship.
Appearing on the As Not Seen on TV podcast, Bryan said that his younger sibling has grown “frustrated”.
“She’s always wanted to get out of it,” Bryan told the show’s host during an episode that aired on July 23.
“It’s very frustrating to have. Whether someone’s coming in peace to help or coming in with an attitude, having someone constantly tell you to do something has got to be frustrating.
“She’s been in this thing for quite some time now. Obviously there was a need for it at the beginning that I assume everyone knows the issues that were going on, and now they’ve made some changes and all we can kinda do is hope for the best.”
As the #FreeBritney movement gains momentum, a number of celebrities have spoken out publicly in support of the abolishment of Britney’s longstanding conservatorship including her Crossroads co-star Tarryn Manning and Modern Family’s Ariel Winter.