Jamie Lynn Spears is firing back at critics amid a protest from fans who claim sister Britney is being held in a treatment facility against her will

By Rachel DeSantis
April 23, 2019 09:30 AM
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Jamie Lynn Spears is firing back at critics amid a protest from fans who claim her sister Britney Spears is being held in a treatment facility against her will.

Britney, 37, checked into a facility for “all-encompassing wellness treatment” earlier this month in order to “focus on herself” amid her father Jamie’s health battle, sources told PEOPLE.

But fans of the “Piece of Me” singer have questioned the star’s decision, gathering Monday night in Los Angeles outside West Hollywood City Hall and demanding she is released, according to a YouTube live stream of the event.

Jamie Lynn, 28, did not directly address the protests, but shared a throwback Instagram video early Tuesday featuring Britney being hounded by paparazzi as the two walked together.

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“10 years ago, who was there?? I have been here long before anyone else, and I’ll be here long after,” the Zoey 101 alum captioned the post. “I love my sister with everything I have. So, anyone or anything that speaks to the contrary can [get the f— out of here] with all the comments about what you don’t understand.”

She continued, “Do not come for me or the ones I love anymore. You can move the ‘blank’ outta here with all that, just like this other lady who was running her mouth. 👋🏻”

In the video, a voice can be heard yelling, “Nobody wants you in this neighborhood!,” to which Jamie Lynn snaps back, “Well then move the f— out!”

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Britney Spears’ decision to seek treatment came months after her father Jamie was hospitalized in November 2018 after his colon spontaneously ruptured.

A source told PEOPLE his hospitalization and subsequent surgeries took an emotional toll on the star, and in January, Spears announced she was taking an indefinite break from work to support Jamie.

“[My father and I] have a very special relationship and I want to be with my family at this time just like they have always been there for me,” she said in her statement to PEOPLE about halting her career.

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Jamie was named permanent conservator of Britney’s affairs in 2008 by a Los Angeles court. He was also named permanent co-conservator of her estate along with attorney Andrew Wallet, though Wallet resigned his role in March, according to documents obtained by The Blast.

“Ever since Britney has been under the conservatorship, the focus has been on keeping her healthy,” a family source told PEOPLE. “There was a reason a conservatorship was needed and there is a reason it has continued. It’s to protect Britney and make sure she continues to do well.”

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The insider added that the star has received treatment over the last decade and that doing so is “something she wants to do.”

Spears took a short break from her current treatment to spend Easter Sunday with boyfriend Sam Asghari, 25.

The couple was spotted leaving The Montage Resort and Hotel in Beverly Hills.