Decide denies ask for to clear away Britney Spears’ father as co-conservator

A judge on Wednesday denied a ask for to eliminate Britney Spears’ father as the conservator of her estate.

Spears’ ask for to suspend James “Jamie” Spears quickly upon the appointment of a money establishment as sole conservator of estate “is denied without prejudice,” the Los Angeles Outstanding Court dominated.

Spears, 39, has been underneath a authorized conservatorship involving her father for about a 10 years. Previous 7 days in dramatic testimony, she alleged that she was overworked without any breaks, medicated with lithium and prohibited from owning far more youngsters right after her conservators did not let her to take away her birth regulate device — conclusions she claimed were being permitted by her father and co-conservator, Jamie Spears.

Jamie Spears filed a petition Tuesday to investigate the promises that his daughter lifted although inquiring the choose to stop her conservatorship.

In his petition, Jamie Spears and his group requested the court to “look into the veracity of the allegations and promises created by Ms. Spears,” which he has vehemently denied, stating that he only has his daughter’s most effective interests at heart.

Her father also filed a reaction on the exact same day as the petition, expressing concerns about Jodi Montgomery, who was appointed as Britney Spears’ momentary conservator of the man or woman in September 2019.

In his response, Jamie Spears reported he was “concerned about the administration and care of his daughter” and that Montgomery did “not replicate her needs.” He added that Montgomery was the sole conservator who oversaw the decisions connected to the singer’s particular lifestyle and professional medical cure due to the fact her appointment.

In a assertion, Montgomery’s law firm reported that her client “has been a tireless advocate for Britney and for her nicely-staying,” introducing that if Spears desires any challenge brought up to the courtroom, Montgomery “is and has usually been ready, keen, and equipped to do so.”

The lawyer, Lauriann Wright, also additional that the singer’s correct to marry and relatives scheduling are unaffected by the conservatorship.

Attorneys for Britney Spears did not instantly return a ask for for comment Wednesday about the filings.

Jamie Spears declined to comment on the judge’s determination.

Jamie Spears was appointed as his daughter’s conservator in 2008. He was quickly manufactured the sole executor of his daughter’s estate in 2019 soon after his co-conservator, Andrew Wallet, resigned.

A year following Wallet resigned, Britney Spears’ legal professional, Samuel D. Ingham III, submitted a petition to have Jamie Spears eliminated. Ingham reported his customer was frightened of her father, would instead have a skilled manage her circumstance and would refuse to execute so prolonged as her father is in demand of her affairs.

Los Angeles County Superior Court Choose Brenda Penny denied the singer’s ask for but did assign a money establishment, Bessemer Have confidence in, as Jamie Spears’ co-conservator and Montgomery as Britney Spears’ conservator of the individual.

Britney Spears instructed a Los Angeles judge that she was not mindful she could ask for to end the conservatorship, alleging that her father has punished her for not complying with his wants and felt like she was “enslaved” by his requires. The singer also expressed privateness problems about her professional medical remedy, saying that she was viewed at just about every hour of the working day.

Following her testimony, Spears was inundated with aid from actors, singers and media personalities, which includes her sister, Jamie Lynn Spears, and fellow pop singer, Christina Aguilera. Scrutiny of her situation has been heightened in the wake of “Framing Britney Spears,” a documentary about her conservatorship introduced in February, aiding to gas the #FreeBritney motion on social media.

However a great deal of her everyday living has played out in the public eye, the court docket has sealed a amount of paperwork from community report due to the fact of considerations about the singer’s privateness. Ingham submitted a motion very last calendar year to open up her circumstance to the public.

All through her testimony, Spears mentioned, “I just want my lifestyle again. It’s been 13 decades and it’s enough.”

In her closing remarks, she stated: “I sense ganged up on, bullied, remaining out and by yourself. And I am fatigued of emotion alone. I ought to have to have the same rights as anyone does, by getting a little one, a household, any of those people points and far more so.”