Jamie Spears has finally broken his silence! The father of Britney Spears, 69, responded to the pop star’s claims that he was behind the infamous 2003 interview with Diane Sawyer. Jamie’s lawyer, Alex Weingarten, denied his client’s involvement in a statement given to Variety on December 15. “Mr. Spears has no idea what Ms. Spears is talking about,” the statement reads. “Jamie never set up any interview with Diane Sawyer and was not present for any such interview. He had nothing to do with Britney’s career at this point and was completely uninvolved in this interview.” The statement went on to say how Jamie loves Britney “very much” and that he wishes “nothing but the best” for his daughter. “[Jamie] hopes that she continues to seek the help that she needs to stay safe and healthy.”
Earlier this week, in a since-deleted Instagram post, Britney called out her father for his alleged involvement in the interview that left Britney in tears after the ABC news anchor seemed to imply she was at fault for the then-recent breakup with Justin Timberlake. “Pretty lame of my dad and three men to show up at my door when I could hardly speak… they put Diane Sawyer in my living room… they forced me to talk!!!” Britney wrote. “I was a baby… I was almost 22 and didn’t understand… but I f****** know now!!!”
Jamie wasn’t Britney’s only target however, as she reflected on Diane questioning her on everything from her wardrobe choices, to being a role model to young girls, and, yes, to her single-handedly being responsible for the split with Justin. “He has pretty much said you broke his heart. You did something that caused him so much pain, so much suffering. What did you do?” Diane asked at the time. In the since-deleted tweet, Britney wrote, “Do we dare forget the Diane Sawyer interview in my apartment almost 20 years ago??? What was with the ‘you’re in the wrong’ approach?? Geeze… and making me cry?”
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Britney Spears has responded to her sister Jamie Lynn Spears’ recent ABC News interview, in which she spoke about their relationship and defended her role in the pop star’s 13-year conservatorship.
In a series of Notes app screenshots posted to Twitter on Thursday, Britney Spears wrote about how she watched the interview, parts of which aired on both “Good Morning America” and “Nightline,” while she had a 104-degree fever.
“It was actually kind of nice having a fever so high cause I had to surrender to not caring,” she wrote. Britney Spears then explained why she took issue with some of what her younger sister said in the interview, which was to promote her new memoir, “Things I Should Have Said.” This included Jamie Lynn Spears describing some of her past behavior as “erratic” and defending her tribute performance at the 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards, during which she sang remixes of Britney Spears’ songs.
“She was never around me much 15 years ago at that time… so why are they even talking about that unless she wants to sell a book at my expense REALLY ” Britney Spears wrote. “Then where the lady mentioned why did she accuse you of doing remixes to her songs … I know it may sound like a silly thing to most people but I wrote a lot of my songs and my sister was the baby. She never had to work for anything. Everything was always given to her !!!”
Jamie Lynn Spears, who is 10 years younger than Britney Spears, rose to fame in the early 2000s after starring on the Nickelodeon series “All That,” which led to her own show, “Zoey 101.” After becoming pregnant with her first daughter at 16, Jamie Lynn Spears took a break from acting and moved out of L.A. to focus on her family. More recently, she has made a return to the small screen on Netflix’s “Steel Magnolias.”
Britney Spears and her younger sister, Jamie Lynn Spears, are having a very public war of words.
The drama between the estranged siblings exploded over Jamie Lynn's new tell-all book, Things I Should Have Said. Britney called her sister a "scum person" who made up "lies" to sell a "Hollywood book" in a scathing post Friday. Earlier in the day, Jamie Lynn accused Britney of lying about her in a different post, saying it's led to her family getting death threats.
Britney, 40, wrote on Twitter that Jamie Lynn, 30, "stooped to a new level of LOW" by claiming in her book that her sister exhibited "erratic," "paranoid" and "spiraling" behavior and once "locked them in a room with a knife," leaving Jamie Lynn "afraid." Jamie Lynn also claimed they got in a fight during the pandemic in which Britney allegedly "came at me," screaming and cursing in front of Jamie Lynn's two children.
"You've stooped to a whole new level of LOW," Britney wrote on Twitter. "I've never been around you ever with a knife or would I ever even think to do such!!"
She urged the Zoey 101 alum to "please, please stop with these crazy lies for the Hollywood books." Britney added: "Only a scum person would make up such things about someone."
Britney also took issue that they got into a blowout with their kids present.
"Around the kids? Jamie Lynn seriously? Come on," Britney wrote, calling Jamie Lynn's claims low blows.