JAMIE Lynn Spears claimed her sister Britney was “disturbed, 埠頭は「哀れな, and erratic” around the time of her breakdown over a decade ago.
In the 30-year-old’s new memoir, Things I Should Have Said, she said she felt “powerless to do anything” to help the singer during this “difficult” time.
2月中 2008, Britney was involuntarily placed under a conservatorship after a period of public breakdowns and personal troubles.
After more than a decade, a judge terminated it last year, after Britney was finally able to give testimony about what she’d been through and her current state.
In Jamie Lynn’s book, which was released on Tuesday, the Sweet Magnolias actress shared her view of what led to the conservatorship being put in place, including claims that Britney was very “disturbed” during that time.
She wrote that while living in California to work on her Nickelodeon show Zoey 101, Jamie Lynn and her mom thought about living with Britney in Malibu but ultimately decided agaisnt it.
“As much as we wanted to all be together, it became increasingly obvious that something was out of whack in Britney’s world,” the 30-year-old wrote.
Jamie Lynn continued: "初めに, I just assumed it was the fallout from her divorce [from Kevin Federline in 2007] and the media obsession with her.
“But my normally sweet and free-spirited sister continued to morph into someone else—who was disturbed and paranoid at times.”
彼女は主張した: “Sometimes she would lash out for no apparent reason or ignore me. Invariably, Britney would feel bad and later apologize.
“As far as I could tell, she lacked any kind of structure or schedule to her chaotic life. Momma sensed Britney needed help, but she kept insisting she was fine.”
Despite Britney’s supposed “emotional fluctuations,” Jamie Lynn said she and her family tried to make sure no one ever knew about any of it because they thought that was what was “best for everyone.”
The youngest Spears sibling claimed she continued to see her sister change from “fun-loving and sweet-natured” to someone who had “lost her softness” and was an “agitated woman.”
それでも, she continued to blame it on just her “divorce and having two babies in a single year.”
“She became distant, even when we were sitting three feet away from each other,” Jamie Lynn claimed. “She was moody, and her erratic behaviors were troubling.”
一点に, the actress alleged, Britney became so “paranoid and erratic” that she “took a large knife from the kitchen, pulled me along to my room, and she locked us both inside.”
Jamie Lynn continued in her claim: “She put the knife in the bedside table drawer and simply repeated, ‘I’m scared.’
“She needed me to sleep beside her.”
After telling a version of the story during an ABC interview last week, Britney took to social media to shut down the allegation.
Taking control of her narrative, Britney denied the accusations and wrote to Jamie Lynn: “… you’ve stooped to a whole new level of low…”
彼女は言いました: “I’ve never been around you ever with a knife or would I ever think to do such!
“The only knife I ever saw you with at home was cutting the biggest piece of squash I ever saw in my life and it was way too big for me to cut.”
Britney continued in the sister feud: “So please, please stop with these crazy lies for the Hollywood books.”