Britney Spears’ former assistant elaborates on tumultuous time captured in documentary
Alli Sims hasn’t spoken to her cousin Britney Spears since she said Spears’ father threatened her more than a decade ago.
In January 2008, as James “Jamie” Spears sought control of his daughter’s affairs, Sims said she received a call warning something would happen to her if she did not cease communicating with the pop icon.
“He 100 percent was threatening me with my life,” said Sims, who left her job working for celebrity event planner Mindy Weiss to move in with Spears as a paid assistant in 2007. “I didn’t put it past him, so I didn’t answer” her calls again.
The conservatorship that has confined Spears to the control of her father and a handful of lawyers for 13 years is the subject of “Framing Britney Spears,” a documentary by The New York Times that follows her…