Britney Spears' dad releases statement after bombshell hearing claims
He said he was "sorry" to see his daughter in pain.
Britney Spears' father has released a statement as part of her ongoing conservatorship trial.
The 39-year-old singer gave evidence on Wednesday via video link in which she said that she thought her father "should be in jail." As part of her testimony, she also said that she was "angry' and "depressed," and compared her treatment during the conservatorship to "sex trafficking."
In response to her words, a statement was read out on behalf of her father Jamie, which said: "He is sorry to see his daughter suffering and in so much pain.
"Mr Spears loves his daughter very much."
Since 2008, Britney Spears' personal affairs and finances have been in the hands of a court-ordered conservatorship, which is a legal arrangement usually reserved for the elderly or infirm.
The conservatorship was ordered after Spears' had a number of public breakdowns. It was decided that her father would control both aspects of her conservatorship.
He stepped down from overseeing her personal affairs in September 2019.
In her testimony on Wednesday, Spears said: "My dad and anyone involved in this conservatorship, including my management... they should be in jail.
"I've told the world I'm happy and OK. I lied. I am not happy, I can't sleep. I'm so angry, it's insane. And I'm depressed."
She continued: "Ma'am, I am not here to be anyone's slave. I can say no to a dance move.
"The last time I spoke to you [Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny]... it made me feel like I was dead.
"I am telling you again because I am not lying... so maybe you can understand the depth and the degree and the damages... I deserve changes.
"I truly believe this conservatorship is abusive. I don't feel like I can live a full life."
She said that it was he "wish and dream for all this to end," and that the "only similar thing to this is called sex trafficking, making anyone work against their will, taking all their possessions away credit card, cash, phone, passport."