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Britney Spears Fans Blame ‘Dementia’ Diagnosis & ‘Paid Off’ Doctors For Her Conservatorship

The “Princess of Pop” has been under the conservatorship of her father Jamie Spears for almost 13 years now following a series of mental breakdowns after her divorce from Kevin Federline and custody battle over their children. Through lawyers, 39-year-old Spears is now seeking to remove her dad from overseeing her life and finances

Britney Spears might have been diagnosed with “dementia” by her conservators to justify taking control of her finances, a new documentary suggests, citing claims from the star’s fans and paperwork detailing the conservatorship that’s circulating online.

BBC journalist Mobeen Azhar flew to Los Angeles as a part of the documentary titled “The Battle for Britney: Fans, Cash, and a Conservatorship” to investigate claims surrounding the viral #FreeBritney campaign, and an apparent arrangement preventing the singer from making important life decisions on her own.

Azhar spoke to one of Spears’ devoted fans Hayley Herms, who is campaigning for the musician’s conservatorship to be removed:

“To me it’s like Britney is in jail,” Hayley is quoted as saying in the doc. “Not being able to talk to your friends, not being able to have the internet, your phone, she can’t even make a phone call by herself.”

The fan then made a bombshell claim that left the journalist visibly shocked.

“And I believe there’s doctors out there – this is my personal opinion, I don’t want to get anyone sued, this is not out there legally – that are being paid off, for example, they have her on medication for dementia,” Hayley said.

According to the campaigner though, the purported diagnosis was fake.

“I’ve seen dementia and there’s no way any dementia patient is going on world tours, doing Vegas residencies, is learning 27 back-to-back combo numbers, full choreo[graphy]. No honey, that is not happening,” she concluded.

Azhar researched the “conspiracy theory” and came across some paperwork online that netizens from fandom websites claim explains the singer’s “dementia” diagnosis by her conservators.