AceShowbiz - Britney Spears' aunt has piled on the pop star's dad, accusing him of treating her niece awfully while serving as her conservator.
Jamie Spears was removed as Britney's chief guardian at the end of last month (Sep21) after a Los Angeles judge agreed he was no longer serving the best interests of his daughter.
And now Britney's aunt, Leigh Ann Spears Wrather, is speaking out, telling "Good Morning Britain" her brother's treatment of the "Toxic" star was "barbaric."
"She was just manipulated and used," Leigh Ann said, "and he wants to say he protected her? No. He caged her!"
"He swooped in at the perfect moment, when she was at her most vulnerable, to take control. I don't think he was the hero. I think that he manipulated the situation, and that he has benefited from this situation for a decade."
Jamie became Britney's conservator after the singer suffered a very public meltdown in 2008. In removing him, the pop star and her lawyer are now hoping to terminate the conservatorship altogether.
Meanwhile, Leigh Ann insists the entire family is not to blame for Britney's drama, adding, "I don't know what anyone could've done. I do know this: I know that if Lynne (Britney's mother) could've done anything, she would've... I don't know if he (Jamie) can be prosecuted for anything, but he needs to be held accountable."
Britney previously suggested her father should be behind bars for the way she was treated throughout the conservatorship.