family trials arrives on HBO Max on January 10

On January 10, HBO Max premieres the true crime series, ‘Jamie vs Britney: family lawsuits’. The production is divided into two episodes, which narrate and contextualize the story that shocked the world of entertainment, through the eyes of the two protagonists of the case: Britney Spears and her father, Jamie Spears.

The series presents in detail the Spears guardianship case, going back to the events that occurred since February 2007., when the American singer gained prominence for having shaved her hair. The controversial attitude generated a deep discussion about Spears’ mental health, gaining even more media coverage after the artist’s hospitalization in a rehabilitation clinic.

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At that time, her father, Jamie Spears, filed a petition in the Superior Court of The Angels requesting an emergency temporary guardianship and he and the lawyer Andrew Wallet they obtained the right to control the singer’s business, estate and personal life. The guardianship would become permanent in the same year and would remain unquestioned for the following years, even in the face of sensitive statements by Britney Spears and the suspicions of fans about the well-being of the singer.

It took 13 years of guardianship for the pressure of the fans, creators of the ‘Free Britney’ movement, to and several renegotiation attempts by the singer cause the US justice system to review the agreement. In a long and highly exposed process by the media, in September 2021, Britney Spears’s father, Jamie, requested his removal from the role of guardian of the singer, resulting in the end of guardianship in November of the same year.

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Through testimonials from music industry executives, professionals who worked with the singer, members of the ‘Free Britney’ movement, archive images and reports, the production retells the shocking story and the family drama involving the well-known Spears family. From two perspectives, the series questions whether the controversial conservatorship was an act of love by Jamie to save her mentally unstable daughter from her or a ruthless plan to enslave Britney to maintain her estate.