Judge Denies Britney Spears' Request To Remove Dad Jamie From Conservatorship
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A judge has denied Britney Spears' request to remove her dad Jamie from her conservatorship.
Despite the pop star's emotional and explosive testimony last week, court documents that were filed by the Los Angeles Superior Court have revealed the Spears patriarch will remain on the legal ruling for now.
The documents state: "The conservator's request to suspend James P. Spears immediately upon the appointment of Bessemer Trust Company of California as sole conservator of estate is denied without prejudice."
Britney's lawyer, Samuel Ingham III, requested in November last year to have Jamie taken off the conservatorship.
He cited the 39-year-old's fear of her dad and highlighted how she would never perform live again if he remained on the legal binding.
Judge Brenda Penny knocked back the request to have Jamie tossed off and instead appointed financial company Bessemer Trust as a co-conservator.
The documents filed most recently in the Supreme Court are merely a formality confirming Bessemer Trust as co-conservator, however it also cemented how Jamie won't be taken off despite the damning testimony.
It added that Britney appears to still be 'substantially unable to manage his or her financial resources or to resist fraud or undue influence'.
That contradicts what the 39-year-old said last week in her damning 23-minute testimony.
Not only did she describe her father's conservatorship as 'abusive' but she also called for him and people involved in restricting her freedom to go to jail.
"I shouldn't be in a conservatorship if I can work and provide money and work for myself and pay other people. It makes no sense," Spears told Judge Brenda Penny.
"What state allows people to own another person's money and account and threaten them in saying, 'You can't spend your money unless we do what we want you to do'? And I'm paying them."
In addition to that, Britney said she had a birth control device inserted into her against her will and was forced to take lithium to control her behaviour. She said she just wants to start a family and gain some semblance of control over the life she leads.
Incredibly, Jamie Spears has this week has asked the court to investigate his daughter's claims.
He was 'greatly saddened to hear of his daughter's difficulties and suffering' and 'believes there must be an investigation into those claims'. That's despite him being at the head of the conservatorship that rules her life.