Simms, who labored because the “Gimme Extra” singer’s assistant in 2007, claimed to NBC News they haven’t spoken in additional than a decade due to Jamie, 68. Simms alleged he warned her to cease speaking to the musician, 39, or one thing would occur to her.
“He 100% was threatening me with my life,” she claimed, including that she “didn’t put it previous him, so I didn’t reply” Britney’s calls.
Us Weekly reached out to Jamie for remark. He has not but addressed Simms’ claims publicly.
Britney and Jamie have been locked in an ongoing legal battle over her conservatorship. That, together with the singer’s alleged mistreatment and different strife, was the main focus of the Framing Britney Spears documentary, launched on February 5. The movie reignited the #FreeBritney movement and has make clear the struggles different pop stars and younger girls in Hollywood have confronted by means of the years.
Following the documentary’s launch, the Grammy winner received an apology from ex-boyfriend Justin Timberlake and support from her family and followers. Jamie Lynn Spears, Britney’s youthful sister, referred to as on individuals to “be kind” and “do better” within the wake of the Framing Britney Spears revelations.
One other former assistant, Felicia Culotta, additionally showed support for Britney. Talking with Us on Friday, February 12, she revealed the place she stands with the Mississippi native and her household right this moment.
“Britney’s mother, Lynne, has been and nonetheless is one of my very favorite friends for 25-plus years,” she revealed. “We discuss a minimum of two occasions per week about tons of various topics — similar to pals do! It’s about Brit at occasions, in addition to Jamie Lynn, Bryan and all of the fabulous [grandkids]. I discuss to all my pals about their children. I don’t have any and really love little individuals!”
Culotta advised Us of her working relationship with Britney, “I haven’t labored with Brit because the Las Vegas residency ended [in December 2017].”
Though Britney’s household good friend didn’t contact on the movie, an insider advised Us the family has mixed feelings about Framing Britney Spears. Jamie and others concerned in complicated authorized dealings with the musician consider it’s “one other instance of them being painted as money-grabbing villains when all they’re doing — so they are saying — is attempting to assist Britney run her life and keep in a secure place,” the supply mentioned.
The insider added that those close to Britney, nevertheless, consider it’s “excessive time this extraordinarily unhappy and complicated story was aired.”
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