BRITNEY Spears’ dad says she has dementia, a bombshell TV documentary reveals.
Jamie, 68, put the condition on forms which he used to justify having control over the finances of his pop superstar daughter, 39.
Britney’s furious fans rubbished her dad’s claim she has a brain condition — saying: “Dementia patients do not go on world tours.”
However, the pop star, 39, has since released four albums, done four energy-sapping global tours and performed 248 gigs in Las Vegas.
Fan Hayley Herms said: “There is no way any dementia patient is going on world tours, doing Vegas residencies, is learning 27 back-to-back combo numbers, full choreography. No honey, that is not happening.”
Hayley is fighting for the Free Britney movement which aims to end her father’s controversial control over her finances, business and personal life.
In new BBC documentary The Battle for Britney, documents are shown explaining the purpose of that “conservatorship”, which was put in place in February 2008.
Journalist Mobeen Azhar said Jamie had ticked a box saying it related to “dementia placement or treatment”.
Mobeen adds: “There’s only two options with that. Britney might have dementia. Now I’m not a doctor but if that’s the case, then the world isn’t aware of that. But the other option is actually more sinister.
“That’s the idea that she doesn’t have dementia but the conservatorship team have suggested that she has because they want to push the conservatorship through. And if that’s the case, then that’s terrifying.”
Free Britney campaigner Megan Radford says the claim meant she could be placed in a probate conservatorship, rather than a mental health one which nobody can earn money from.
She said Britney “clearly did not and does not have dementia”, and called her father’s case “fraudulent”.
Jamie declined to comment on the allegations made in the film. But he has previously insisted he is working in her best interests and is dedicated to “protecting her”.
The conservatorship was put in place following a tumultuous 2007 in which Britney divorced backing dancer Kevin Federline, 43, shaved her head, attacked a photographer’s car with an umbrella and entered rehab.
She also lost custody of sons Sean, now 15, and Jayden, 14, and was committed to a psychiatric hospital.
At the time it was insisted that the conservatorship was designed to protect her and stop people from taking advantage of her financially.
But the documentary claims the court-approved attorney for the past 13 years, Sam Ingham, is being paid £7,200 per week by Britney’s estate.
For the past year, Britney has been fighting to have her father removed as the head of the conservatorship, in favour of an independent third party.
She will speak publicly about it in court on June 23.
- THE Battle for Britney: Fans, Cash and a Conservatorship is available on iPlayer from today and will be broadcast at 9pm on BBC2 on Wednesday.