Britney Spears’ born-yet again Christian father attempted to “cure” the pop star’s psychological health and fitness concerns with religion — forbidding her from reading through everything other than spiritual materials, according to a report Wednesday.
Jamie Spears, 69, turned to God following a spell in rehab shortly just after taking control of his daughter’s lifetime when she was identified with mental disease in 2008, sources advised TMZ.
To assistance operate the conservatorship, the pop star’s dad leaned on now-embattled enterprise supervisor Lou Taylor, who was also a “fervent born-once again Christian,” the outlet explained.
Taylor introduced in her employee, Robin Greenhill, to assistance take care of the singer’s enterprise affairs — but Greenhill soon “was up in each individual part of Britney’s daily life.”
For the very first 12 months, the trio “literally walked all over with the Bible in hand, proselytizing the phrase of God,” TMZ stated, citing resources.
Britney was only permitted to study religious materials and her camp was intolerant of any individual not considered a “good Christian,” the resources stated.
Britney’s mother, Lynne Spears, pointed out in just one of her books how Jamie and Taylor “felt God top them to wait around, speedy and pray” throughout the early days of the conservatorship, TMZ famous.
Taylor also highlighted how faith was central to the family’s focus all through a 2008 interview with the “Today” clearly show about the pop star’s drama.
Taylor explained Jamie was every single working day “asking the Lord to give him the strength” and that Lynne was also “asking each individual working day for God to give her energy.”
“I would actually hope that all individuals who look for God for energy in their lifestyle would be interceding for this loved ones,” she instructed the NBC early morning exhibit at the time.
Religion remained the aim right until the get started of Britney’s 2009 “Circus Tour” — but fell by the wayside when the tour proved hugely successful, and cash turned the central challenge, TMZ explained.
Britney, 39, referred to as the conservatorship abusive, and eventually managed to get her father booted from it very last week after a fraught legal battle. Taylor and her company, Tri Star Sports and Entertainment Group, also now no extended have anything to do with the star.
They could nonetheless deal with more questioning by Britney’s legal professionals about misuse of her money as nicely as explosive allegations that the star’s home experienced been bugged.
Jamie Spears’ lawyer has insisted the conservatorship ruling is a “loss for Britney,” insisting that her father constantly “tried to do what is in her very best pursuits, no matter if as a conservator or her father.”