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Jamie Spears Has Been Suspended As Head Of Britney's Conservatorship

Jamie Spears Has Been Suspended As Head Of Britney's Conservatorship

A hearing over Britney Spears conservatorship went ahead today

Claire Reid

Claire Reid

A court has ruled that Jamie Spears will be terminated as head of Britney's conservatorship.

Certified public accountant John Zabel has been selected by the pop star and her lawyer to replace her father.

This means Jamie will no longer have control of the 39-year-old's estate.

Britney's lawyer, Mathew Rosengart, said during the hearing: "She wants him out of her life today rather than a lingering and toxic presence. Britney deserves to wake up tomorrow without her father as her conservator."

Judge Brenda Penny was tasked with deciding if the singer's conservatorship - which has rules her life for 13 years - should stay in place and if so, whether her dad Jamie Spears remains as one of the conservators.

A date will be set, potentially by the end of the year, as to whether the conservatorship should be terminated altogether.

Britney has stressed that she no longer wants her dad to be in control of the conservatorship.


Back in July, Britney was granted permission to hire her own attorney and chose Mathew Rosengart who has since pushed for Jamie Spears to be removed from the conservatorship.

Urging the judge to remove Jamie from the conservatorship, Rosengart said it was a 'necessary first - and substantial - step towards Ms. Spears's freedom and ending the Kafkaesque nightmare imposed upon her by her father, so that her dignity and basic liberties can be restored'.

He had initially asked for an emergency hearing, but Judge Penny knocked back his request meaning the hearing went ahead today.

Back in June, Britney told the hearing: "My dad and anyone involved in this conservatorship, including my management... they should be in jail.

"I've told the world I'm happy and OK.

"I lied. I am not happy, I can't sleep. I'm so angry, it's insane. And I'm depressed."


Addressing Judge Penny she continued: "Ma'am, I am not here to be anyone's slave. I can say no to a dance move.

"The last time I spoke to you... it made me feel like I was dead.

"I am telling you again because I am not lying... so maybe you can understand the depth and the degree and the damages... I deserve changes."

Following his daughter's pleas for his removal, Jamie had said he would step down.

He then went one step further and filed official documents to end the conservatorship all together.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Celebrity, Britney Spears