Britney Spears fans have it 'so wrong', her father's lawyer has said.
As the bitter dispute between Jamie Spears and his daughter over the conservatorship, which was established in 2008 and put him in charge of the singer's financial affairs, continues, his attorney has come out in his defence.
Speaking on Good Morning America yesterday (25 February), Vivian Thoreen said Britney's supporters have got it all wrong and that her father "rescued" her from a "life-threatening situation".
She said: "I understand that every story wants to have a villain, but people have it so wrong here.
"This is a story about a fiercely loyal, loving, and dedicated father who rescued his daughter from a life-threatening situation.
"People were harming her and they were exploiting her."
This comes a few months after the 'Hit Me, Baby, One More Time' singer lost a court battle and the conservatorship was extended to September 2021.
Speaking at the time, Jamie told CNN that he hadn't spoken to his daughter since the summer, but that he was on 'good terms' with her, despite her filing to remove him as her conservator.
He explained: "I love my daughter and I miss her very much. When a family member needs special care and protection, families need to step up, as I have done for the last 12-plus years, to safeguard, protect and continue to love Britney unconditionally.
"I have and will continue to provide unwavering love and fierce protection against those with self-serving interests and those who seek to harm her or my family."
The 39-year-old popstar made several legal attempts last year to have her dad taken off the legal document, however, he maintains that he doesn't believe Britney is safe to resume running her own life, career and financial affairs.
Her lawyer has said that she will never perform again until her father is removed as the head of her conservatorship.
Samuel D. Ingham III, said in court: "My client has informed me that she is afraid of her father. She will not perform again if her father is in charge of her career."
Judge Brenda Penny said she needed more evidence before deciding whether to remove Jamie Spears but said she would consider future appeals.
The order read: "The Court finds that additional evidence by supplemental declaration or additional documentation is required to grant the matter on calendar this date based upon the reading of the moving papers and consideration of all presented evidence."
At the time, Jamie told Page Six that the #FreeBritney movement was stupid.
"All these conspiracy theorists don't know anything. The world don't have a clue. It's up to the court of California to decide what's best for my daughter. It's no one else's business," he said.
Earlier this year, a new documentary, Framing Britney Spears, was released, which delves into the situation between Britney and her father.