Lynne Spears, Britney Spears’ mother, is torn over her “mixed feelings” about her daughter’s conservatorship battle, which prompted the singer to call 911 the night before her shocking testimony.
“I got mixed feelings about everything. I don’t know what to think … It’s a lot of pain, a lot of worry,” Lynne, 66, confessed to journalists Ronan Farrow and Jia Tolentino in a new report from The New Yorker.
Lynne reportedly “spoke in a whisper” while on the phone with Farrow and Tolentino and “declined to answer detailed questions about the case.”
She also apologized after telling them she might have to “hang up abruptly” if a family member entered the room. “I’m good. I’m good at deflecting,” she added.
The article also claims that the 39-year-old “Toxic” singer dialled 911 the night before pleading her case to have the conservatorship lifted.
According to the publication, Spears called the emergency line to report herself as a victim of abuse in her conservatorship, a call that Ventura County law enforcement and a close friend confirmed.
She testified the next day that her family, specifically her father Jamie Spears, should be sued over the terms of her conservatorship.
“I would honestly like to sue my family, to be totally honest with you. I also would like to be able to share my story with the world, and what they did to me, instead of it being a hush-hush secret to benefit all of them.
“I want to be able to be heard on what they did to me by making me keep this in for so long. It is not good for my heart. I’ve been so angry, and I cry every day,” she said during her 23-minute statement.
Jamie, who over time has controlled a great many of Britney Spears personal lives and finances, denied her conservatory mismanagement of the pop star’s career.