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Britney Spears' boyfriend, Sam Asghari, has branded her father, Jamie Spears, a "total d*ck" in a new scathing statement.
It comes after the release of New York Times, FX and Hulu documentary, Framing Britney Spears, which focused on the controversial conservatorship the pop star, now 39, has been locked into since 2008.
Addressing recent criticism of Britney's father, which has come as a result of the documentary, her partner, Iranian fitness model Asghari, said: "Now it's important for people to understand that I have zero respect for someone trying to control our relationship and constantly throwing obstacles our way."
Speaking in a statement on his Instagram Story, Asghari, 27, went on: "In my opinion Jamie is a total d**k.
"I won't be going into details because I've always respected our privacy but at the same time I didn't come to this country to not be able to express my opinion and freedom."
It comes after Britney's partner briefly spoke out on the documentary on Monday, telling People magazine: "I have always wanted nothing but the best for my better half, and will continue to support her following her dreams and creating the future she wants and deserves".
The personal trainer added: "I am thankful for all of the love and support she is receiving from her fans all over the world and I am looking forward to a normal, amazing future together."
While Britney did not participate in the doc, it has largely been hailed for how it tells her side of the story, featuring interviews with the people closest to the Baby One More Time hitmaker, and lawyers involved in her conservatorship.
It comes as Britney has been under her father's conservatorship since 2008, following hospitalisation for her declining mental health.
While the court ruled, when Britney was just 26, that the conservatorship was supposed to be temporary, Britney is still under her father's control 13 years later.
In August 2020, the singer said she no longer wanted her father to be in control of her conservatorship, later asking that he be removed as the co-conservator of her estate in November 2020.
She even went as far to say that she would no longer be performing while he was in control of her career.
However, in spite of this, Britney lost a legal attempt to remove her father's control over her estate.
Noting that Britney is branded a "high-functioning conservatee" in her legal documents, the documentary seeks to investigate why she still needs to be under the care of a guardian.
It shows how Britney's father has gained financially from the arrangement - he now has a net worth of well over $60 million (£44 million).
Plus, the doc speaks to a lawyer who was once on Jamie's legal team, who strongly suggests that there is a conspiracy against the singer.
Defending his right to his daughter's conservatorship, Britney's dad, Jamie, said as it was upheld: "I have and will continue to provide unwavering love and fierce protection against those with self-serving interests and those who seek to harm her or my family."
He later told CNN he was "protecting" his daughter from "those with self-serving interests and those who seek to harm her".
In a trailer for the doc, an interviewee can be heard reflecting about the way the world became fascinated with the singer's "unravelling" mental health.
You can watch the trailer below:
"The way we treated her was disgusting" one said, with another adding: "Why is her dad making all her decisions? Why is she still in this?"
Framing Britney Spears is available to watch on Hulu in America. A UK airdate is yet to be announced.
Featured Image Credit: Instagram/ Sam Asghari
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