Britney Spears' lawyer will move 'aggressively' to remove her father as conservator

Britney Spears’ new attorney is working to remove her father, Jamie Spears, from his role as her conservator.

Former federal prosecutor Mathew S. Rosengart, who was approved by a judge last week to be the pop star’s new lawyer, told reporters Monday that removing Jamie from the conservatorship is a top priority.

Britney Spears said last week that her goal is “to get rid of my dad [as conservator],” adding that she wanted to charge him with “conservator abuse.”

“My firm and I are moving aggressively and expeditiously to file a petition to remove Jamie Spears [from the conservatorship] unless he resigns first,” Rosengart said Monday.

Editor's Picks

Britney Spears arrives for the premiere of "Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood" in Hollywood, Calif., July 22, 2019.

Britney Spears slams her 'so-called support system' who hurt her 'deeply'

Britney Spears attends the 4th Hollywood Beauty Awards on Feb. 25, 2018, in Hollywood, Calif.

Britney Spears opens up about 'clarity' amid conservatorship drama

VIDEO: Britney Spears' fight for freedom

Britney Spears allegedly called 911 to report abuse, The New Yorker reports

Vivian Thoreen, Jamie Spears’ attorney, said last week that there have been “a lot of misstatements” in the singer’s testimonies.

Jamie Spears has never expressed an interest in resigning from his role as conservator of his daughter’s estate. Last year, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Brenda J. Penny declined Britney Spears’ petition to replace him as a conservator with a corporate fiduciary.

A conservatorship has been in place for Britney Spears since 2008 when the singer was hospitalized twice for mental health issues. Since then, the 39-year-old has not been permitted to make many decisions about her personal life or finances. Jamie Spears is currently the sole conservator of the singer’s estate. He stepped down as conservator of her personal affairs in 2019, when personal fiduciary Jodi Montgomery was appointed to take his place. Britney Spears has said that she approves of Montgomery in her role.

Last month, the pop star blasted her father in a blistering testimony, telling Penny that the conservatorship has been “abusive” and is “doing me way more harm than good.”

“I would honestly like to sue my family,” she said at the time. “My dad and anyone involved in this conservatorship … should be in jail.”

In response to Britney’s claims, a lawyer for her father read the following statement in court: “He is sorry to hear his daughter in so much pain. Mr. Spears loves his daughter and misses her very much.”

Since that hearing, Britney Spears’ longtime court-appointed attorney resigned, as did her manager of more than two decades.

In addition, corporate fiduciary Bessemer Trust, which was previously approved to be co-conservator of the singer’s estate, stepped down, citing Britney Spears’ testimony as the reason.

Source: Read Full Article