By Laura Kemp • 15 July 2021 • 16:56
Britney Spears has filed to remove father from conservatorship.
Britney Spears hired a new lawyer yesterday, Wednesday, July 14, Greenberg Traurig LLP’s Mathew Rosengart. Mr Rosengart has promised to petition the court to remove Britney’s father, Jamie Spears, from his role as her conservator.
The latest hearing marked the next steps in Britney’s, 39, case to take back more control of her life and her $60 million estate after 13 years of her father being her conservator.
The pop star addressed the court via video phone and burst into tears at the end of another very emotional testimony. During this hearing, she repeatedly asked the judge to remove her father from the conservator role and to investigate him for “abuse”.
Britney talked of her years of being restricted and overworked, losing her freedom to do anything from taking her vitamins to contacting friends, according to Wall Street Journal.
She described her circumstances and the conservatorship as “f***ing cruelty.”
“If this is not abuse I don’t know what is,” she said.
Britney also said she did not want to be psychologically evaluated to be able to remove her father from the role and described how she had “serious abandonment issues” due to her father’s past alcoholism.
Mr Rosengart, who has represented other stars such as Steven Spielberg, Sean Penn and Ben Affleck, said he would file a petition to remove Jamie Spears as soon as possible, and that his company would be investigating the entire conservatorship and how valid its implementation in 2008 was.
“There’s a question as to why Mr Spears doesn’t voluntarily step aside today,” said Mr Rosengart, appearing in court in person.
“If he loves his daughter it is time to step aside.”
Jamie Spears’s lawyer, Vivian Lee Thoreen, described how Mr Spears said it is “not appropriate” to resign.
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