Britney Spears’ mom wants a piece of her, too.
Lynne Spears filed a petition Monday requesting that her daughter’s estate pay her attorneys’ fees in the pop star’s ongoing conservatorship battle.
Lynne, who has never had a formal role in the case but is considered an interested party, laid out more than $660,000 in legal fees and incurred costs that her lawyers want to come “out of the conservatorship estate or assets on hand,” per court documents obtained.
The various services rendered by Lynne’s counsel at Louisiana’s Jones Swanson and Los Angeles’ Ginzburg & Bronshteyn include meetings, phone calls, and emails, preparation of documents, and court appearances.
Lynne’s attorneys described her in the filing as a “very concerned mother” who presented them “a very disturbing story of her daughter’s life and the unreasonable restrictions under which [Britney] suffered, including some as serious as being involuntarily moved from her home, not being allowed to travel to Louisiana for a Spears family Christmas and what Lynne pronounced as an extended stay in a medical facility against Britney’s will.”
The “Toxic” singer spoke out about these limitations during a bombshell court hearing in June when she described her conservatorship as “abusive” and railed against her estranged father, Jamie Spears, and management team.
In arguing why Britney should pay her attorneys’ fees, Lynne claimed in Monday’s petition that her daughter had “enthusiastically agreed” to her joining the conservatorship case as an interested party to “help end [Britney’s] nightmare and the crisis she was enduring.”
Lynne’s lawyers also credited themselves with being the first to question “the adequacy of Jamie’s competence to remain as conservator of the person” and identifying the “lack of checks and balances over his service as conservator of the estate.”
Lynne’s latest filing came one day before Britney blasted her on Instagram, writing in a since-deleted post Tuesday night, “My dad may have started the conservatorship 13 years ago … but what people don’t know is is [sic] that my mom is the one who gave him the idea !!!! I will never get those years back …. she secretly ruined my life.”
The next hearing in the case is set for Nov. 12 and could result in the termination of the conservatorship.