Judge Suspends Britney Spears’ Father From Conservatorship

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Sets Nov. 12 proceeding connected ending conservatorship

A Los Angeles justice connected Wednesday suspended Britney’s Spear’s father, Jamie Spears, from the conservatorship that has controlled the finances and overmuch of the popular star’s beingness for the past 13 years.

“The existent concern is not tenable. It reflects a toxic situation which requires the suspension of Jamie Spears, effectual today,” the superior tribunal judge, Brenda Penny, said during a three-hour proceeding astatine the Stanley Mosk Courthouse successful Los Angeles.

Penny besides acceptable a proceeding connected Nov. 12 astir whether to terminate the conservatorship.

An accountant, John Zabel, volition regenerate Jamie Spears connected a impermanent basis, Penny said.

Fans of Britney Spears cheered extracurricular the tribunal upon learning astir the ruling.

Pop vocalist Cher wrote connected Twitter, “I’m much than thrilled 4 her. Bless our ace star.”

The determination comes months aft Britney Spears sought for her father’s removal, saying successful a June tribunal hearing, “I privation my beingness back.”

People Britney Spears Britney Spears supporters observe extracurricular the Stanley Mosk Courthouse successful Los Angeles, connected Sept. 29, 2021. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
britney spears 2 Singer Britney Spears successful Hollywood, California, connected June 28, 2003. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Jamie Spears had enactment successful spot the conservatorship successful 2008 aft Britney Spears suffered a intelligence breakdown successful 2007.

In 2019, helium stepped down arsenic conservator implicit his daughter’s idiosyncratic affairs, which included power implicit her beingness decisions. The relation was fixed to Jodi Montgomery, a court-appointed professional.

Jamie Spears maintained his relation arsenic conservator of his daughter’s estate, with power implicit her finances. In August, helium agreed to yet measurement down from the relation of conservator of his daughter’s estate.

But successful aboriginal September, helium filed a petition to extremity the conservatorship and argued that that would render his removal pointless and that helium should stay successful the relation to assistance wrapper up arrangements.

“As Mr. Spears has said again and again, each helium wants is what is champion for his daughter,” his lawyer, Vivian Lee Thoreen, wrote successful a filing successful aboriginal September. “If Ms. Spears wants to terminate the conservatorship and believes that she tin grip her ain life, Mr. Spears believes that she should get that chance.”

Britney Spears had antecedently called the conservatorship “abusive.” At a June tribunal hearing, she said, “It’s been a agelong clip since I’ve owned my money. And it’s my privation and my imagination for each of this to extremity without being tested.”

During the Wednesday proceedings, her begetter connected remotely but did not speak. His lawyer argued that determination was nary justification for his removal.

“There is not a shred of grounds to enactment suspension,” lawyer Vivian Thoreen told the justice Wednesday. “His grounds is impeccable.”

The 39-year-old vocalist was not contiguous astatine the latest tribunal proceeding but was represented by her attorney, Mathew Rosengart, whom she allowed to prosecute successful July.

Rosengart argued that Jamie Spears wanted to terminate the conservatorship due to the fact that helium did not privation the records of his dealings turned implicit to a successor who could analyse his “corruption.”

After the hearing, Rosengart said helium would prosecute “even much superior ramifications for [Jamie Spears’] misconduct,” including scrutinizing Jamie Spears and his representatives’ actions. Rosengart besides suggested that instrumentality enforcement should probe a quality study alleging that a listening instrumentality was placed successful Britney Spears’ bedroom.

Reuters and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Mimi Nguyen Ly


Mimi Nguyen Ly is simply a newsman based successful Australia. She covers satellite quality with a absorption connected U.S. news. She holds a Bachelor's grade successful optometry and imaginativeness subject from the University of New South Wales. Contact her astatine [email protected].