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Britney’s father asks to step down from conservatorship
Singer Britney Spears Pic: RollingNews.ie

08 Sep 2021 / global Print

Britney’s father asks to step down from conservatorship

The father of Britney Spears has filed a petition to end his conservatorship of the pop singer’s affairs, which he has held since 2008, giving him full control of her life and career.

Jamie Spears has filed the petition at a Los Angeles court saying: "Ms Spears has told this Court that she wants control of her life back without the safety rails of a conservatorship.

"She wants to be able to make decisions regarding her own medical care, deciding when, where and how often to get therapy. She wants to control the money she has made from her career and spend it without supervision or oversight.

"She wants to be able to get married and have a baby, if she so chooses. In short, she wants to live her life as she chooses without the constraints of a conservator or court proceeding."

His lawyers said he wanted only what was best for his daughter.

Spears (39) has been to court twice in recent months, saying the conservatorship is "abusive" and strongly calling for her father to be removed from his role.

Harm

On June 23, she told the court: "This conservatorship is doing me way more harm than good. I deserve to have a life, I’ve worked my whole life. I deserve to have a two to three-year break."

Lawyers for Jamie said he had always wanted what was best for his daughter.

The filing added: "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."

Spears has resumed driving and "demonstrated a level of independence," the filing says.

The judge overseeing the case will now have to approve the move to terminate the arrangement.

The next hearing is set to take place at Los Angeles Superior Court on September 29.

Spears was placed under the conservatorship – a complex legal arrangement usually reserved for the very old or infirm – in 2008 after suffering a series of mental breakdowns.

She has not performed live since 2018 and told the court she would not return to the stage while her father was conservator.

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