Britney Spears Loses Court Bid To Remove Father As Head Of Her Estate
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A court has rejected Britney Spears' attempt to have her father removed as conservator of her estate.
The 'I'm A Slave' singer, 38, has been locked in a bitter legal family feud as she attempts to change the framework of the law that restricts her life.
Britney's dad, James 'Jamie' Spears, has been able to control virtually all aspects of her life for the last 12 years.
The pop star has made several legal attempts this year to have him taken off the legal document, however he believes Britney isn't safe to resume running her own life, career and financial affairs.
Britney Spears' lawyer says the pop star will never perform again until her father is removed as the head of her conservatorship.
Samuel D. Ingham III, said in court: "My client has informed me that she is afraid of her father. She will not perform again if her father is in charge of her career."
Judge Brenda Penny said she needed more evidence before deciding whether to remove Jamie Spears but said she would consider future appeals.
"The Court finds that additional evidence by supplemental declaration or additional documentation is required to grant the matter on calendar this date based upon the reading of the moving papers and consideration of all presented evidence," the order read.
Jamie Spears has been able to dictate where Britney goes, what happens to her money following her mental health breakdown in 2008.
He became head of the conservatorship last year when the co-conservator stepped down. However, a temporary conservator was put in place in September 2019 when Britney's dad's health declined.
Court documents obtained by TMZ and US Weekly show Britney wants the conservatorship title to be transferred to her temporary care manager Jodi Montgomery. It adds that the 38-year-old is 'strongly opposed to having [Jamie] return as the conservator of her person'.
Britney also wants to have 'a qualified corporate fiduciary appointed to serve' as sole conservator of her estate like a bank.
Fans of Britney Spears have been worried their star has been kept against her will in the conservatorship and started a #FreeBritney movement on social media.
Britney tried to dissuade people from thinking she was in any form of imprisonment.
Her father also told Page Six that the #FreeBritney movement was stupid.
"All these conspiracy theorists don't know anything. The world don't have a clue. It's up to the court of California to decide what's best for my daughter. It's no one else's business," he said. "I have to report every nickel and dime spent to the court every year. How the hell would I steal something?"
"People are being stalked and targeted with death threats. It's horrible. We don't want those kinds of fans. I love my daughter. I love all my kids. But this is our business. It's private."