On December 15, a court filing from Jamie Spears’ lawyer brings a new take on why Jamie Spears, father of Britney Spears supported her wish to end the conservatorship.
“Jamie promptly took steps to end the conservatorship to ensure Britney’s estate is not depleted by a self-interested entourage of handlers, counsel, and other persons feigning concern for Britney’s welfare after Britney voiced her desire to take control over her life and career,” the filing (which was reviewed by Insider) says.
Jamie filed a petition for the termination of the conservatorship. In it, there was no mention of her financial estate or a “self-interested entourage of handlers.”
Instead, the petition focused on how Britney had told the LA court that she wished for her legal guardianship after 13 years. It also mentioned how Britney wanted to have “control of her life back without the safety rails of a conservatorship.”
“If Ms. Spears wants to terminate the conservatorship and believes that she can handle her own life, Mr. Spears believes that she should get that chance,” Jamie said in the September petition.
He continued: “If Ms. Spears has the capacity and capability to engage counsel on her own, she presumably has the capacity and capability to handle other contractual and business matters. In addition to being able to choose and instruct her own attorney, Ms. Spears should be given the opportunity to hire her own business manager, financial advisor, and security to protect both her estate and her person.”
Immediately Jamie Spears’s lawyer didn’t return Insider’s request for comment.
Jamie requested that the court authorize “prompt payment” to his lawyers from Britney’s financial estate. Now that the court has terminated the conservatorship, various lawyers and appointed co-conservators are working together with the court to examin the financial details of Britney Spear’s estate.
Mathew Rosengart (Britney Spears’s Lawyer), sent the following statement in response to Jamie Spears’s new filing:
“Mr. Spears reaped many millions of dollars from Britney as a conservator, while paying his lawyers many millions more, all from his daughter’s work and hard-earned money. The conservatorship has been terminated and Mr. Spears was suspended ignominiously. Under the circumstances, his petition is not only legally meritless, but it is also an abomination. Britney poignantly testified about the pain her father caused her and this only adds to it. This is not what a father who loves his daughter does.”
The next hearing for the conservatorship case is scheduled for January 19, 2022.
You can read the full detailed article on “Insider.”