Britney Spears’ dad has filed to end his daughter’s conservatorship. He has been in control of the singer’s $60 million estate for more than 13 years.
Jamie Spears, 69, has filed the petition to Los Angeles Superior Court which states that his daughter “is entitled to have this Court now seriously consider whether this conservatorship is no longer required.”
NBC reports that the filing continues to say that the singer’s circumstances have changed “to such an extent that grounds for establishment of a conservatorship may no longer exist”.
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Britney was placed under the conservatorship – a complex legal arrangement usually reserved for the very old or infirm – in 2008 after she had a series of mental breakdowns.
She has not performed since 2018 and told the court in June that she refused to return to the stage while her father was conservator.
The Toxic singer, 39, went on to compare herself to a sex trafficking victim under the conservatorship and admitted she cried every day.
She also said that she was forced onto contraception and wasn’t allowed to marry.
Britney recently appointed a new attorney to fight her battle. Mathew Rosengart filed a petition last month to remove dad Jamie and appealed for the court to replace him with a professional accountant.
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He argued that her dad wasn’t acting in the singer’s best interest and hinted that he may have misused some of her finances.
The lawyer told the courts via documents that Jamie had been trying to extort money from his daughter’s estate before he stepped down.
Judge Brenda Penny was expected to rule on this petition at a hearing set for September 29 .
The latest news of Jamie’s request will be a huge win for Britney and the fans of the Free Britney campaign who have longed for the conservatorship to end.
While Jamie continued to deny all allegations of abuse against him, he agreed to step down from his role last month , saying he would do so “when the time is right”.
At the time he insisted there was no urgent need for his removal and asked the court not to take into account “false allegations”.
He then went on to address claims made by ex-wife Lynne Spears who had also stated she didn’t believe he had their daughter’s best interests at heart.
She claimed that his treatment had left his relationship with the singer as nothing more than “fear and hatred”.
He said that the star’s mother hadn’t “accepted the full extent: of the level of care their daughter needed for her mental health.
He also strenuously denied doing anything untoward during his reign.
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