Britney Spears will lastly be free after her father, Jamie Spears, requested a decide to finish her conservatorship
It’s lastly taking place. After a prolonged and sometimes heartwrenching battle, Britney Spears is about to be free from the conservatorship that has dominated her life and funds for practically 14 years. In a brand new court docket submitting, her father, Jamie Spears, has requested a decide to lastly finish the conservatorship.
This information comes after Jamie Spears insisted for 13 lengthy years that the conservatorship was essential to guard Britney. It was imposed in 2008 in the course of the peak of issues about Brit’s public habits, psychological well being, and potential drug use. Last month, Jamie mentioned he would finally step away from his position, however he by no means gave a timeline for doing so. Now, in a court docket submitting submitted on Tuesday, he has requested for the conservatorship to lastly finish.
Jamie Spears subsequently petitioned to finish the conservatorship. In an announcement, Spears’s new lawyer, Mathew Rosengart, mentioned he would proceed to analyze alleged misconduct together with monetary mismanagement: pic.twitter.com/4nGjIhTJ03
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“As Mr. Spears has said again and again, all he wants is what is best for his daughter,” Jamie’s lawyer, Vivian Lee Thoreen, wrote within the new submitting. “If Ms. Spears wants to terminate the conservatorship and believes that she can handle her own life, Mr. Spears believes that she should get that chance.”
Thoreen continued to say that Britney has not too long ago “demonstrated a level of independence that calls into question whether a conservatorship of the person is required.” She cited information reviews that say Britney has been driving (one thing she was not allowed to do underneath situations of her conservatorship), and that she’s employed her personal lawyer to signify her personal pursuits. Early within the conservatorship, a decide decided that the singer was incapable of hiring her personal lawyer.
“If Ms. Spears has the capacity and capability to engage counsel on her own, she presumably has capacity and capability to handle other contractual and business matters,” Thoreen wrote.
Britney’s lawyer, Mathew Rosengart, referred to as the brand new submitting “vindication,” however warned that Jamie Spears is just stepping down voluntarily to keep away from repercussions for his years of holding his daughter in an pointless conservatorship.
“To the extent Mr. Spears believes he can try to avoid accountability and justice, including sitting for a sworn deposition and answering other discovery under oath, he is incorrect and our investigation into financial mismanagement and other issues will continue,” Rosengart mentioned in an announcement.
Britney had not but formally filed a proper petition to ask for her conservatorship to finish, although she has requested a decide to take away her father from his position overseeing her funds and property. Her private life, included medical choices, has been overseen by Jodi Montgomery, knowledgeable conservator, since 2019. In June, the singer made a uncommon look in court docket the place she gave a prolonged and heartbreaking testimony, accusing her whole household of conservatorship abuse that included reproductive coercion.
Britney’s subsequent listening to is scheduled for Sept. 29.