Britney Spears' sister Jamie Lynn addresses conservatorship, hits back at accusations of radio silence

Britney Spears' younger sister Jaime Lynn has broken her silence about the pop star's "abusive" conservatorship, hitting back at critics who have accused her of staying silent.

Jaime Lynn shared her feelings in a series of Instagram Story videos, saying the only reason she hadn't spoken publicly before was because she wanted to wait for her famous sister to be able to speak for herself. 

"Now that she has very clearly spoken and said what she needed, I feel like I can follow her lead and say what I feel I need to say." 

In a bombshell court testimony last week, Britney said she had been forced to work like a "slave", drugged with lithium and prevented from having an IUD removed to stop her having another baby since her father had been made conservator of her affairs in 2008. 

Britney compared her situation - which included reportedly having her passport and cash confiscated and being unable to even go for a drive with her boyfriend - to "sex trafficking", saying she wanted to see her father jailed and insisting: "My whole family did nothing." 

Jaime Lynn did not address the specifics of her sister's allegations, but insisted she had "only loved, adored and supported" her "since the day I was born".

"I mean this is my freaking big sister, before any of this bullshit. I don't care if she wants to run away to a rainforest and have zillion babies in the middle of nowhere, or if she wants to come back and dominate the world the way she has done so many times before, because I have nothing to gain or lose either way," she said, 

"This situation does not affect me either way, because I'm only her sister who's only concerned about her happiness." 

At one stage, Jaime Lynn said she was "not her family", adding: "I'm my own person. And I'm speaking for myself." 

The Zoey 101 star continued: "Maybe I didn't support the way the public would like me to with a hashtag on a public platform but I can assure you that I supported my sister long before there was a hashtag and I'll support her long after.

"I'm so proud of her for using her voice. I'm so proud of her for requesting new counsel like I told her many years ago - oh, not on a public platform, but just in a personal conversation between two sisters," she added.

Jaime Lynn expressed her support for her sister's petition to end the conservatorship, or "fly to Mars or whatever the hell else she wants to do be happy". 

"I support that 100 percent because I support my sister; I love my sister. Always have, always will. As long as she's happy. So let's keep praying. That's all."