May 18, 2022

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Jamie Spears is dragging his heels when it comes to conservatorship

Britney Spears’ lawyers have accused her father, Jamie, of “dragging his feet” in giving his conservatorship over his daughter at her request.

Mr. Spears, 69, has consented to hand up control of Britney Spears’ finances. Since she was declared incapable of caring for herself in 2008, he has been in charge of her multimillion-dollar estate.

Mathew S. Rosengart, her lawyer, asked him to resign as soon as possible this week, accusing him of attempting to extort money from his daughter.

Mr. Spears’ lawyer said last month that when certain issues were handled and “the moment was appropriate,” he would be “in a position to step aside.”

Mr. Spears’ attorney earlier stated that “a public struggle with his daughter… would not be in her best interests,” and that he had been “the unremitting object of unfair assaults.”

The lawyer, however, urged the denial of her “flawed” plea, claiming that it was “unjustified” and that “no pressing reasons necessitated Mr. Spears’ immediate suspension.” Ms. Spears’ lawyer disputed that in court this week in a new development. Mr. Rosengart stated, “Mr. Spears and his counsel are now on notice: the status quo is no longer tolerable, and Britney Spears will not be extorted.”

The 39-year-old singer earlier told a Los Angeles court that the conservatorship – a legal arrangement generally designated for the elderly or sick – was “abusive.” Many supporters of the # FreeBritney campaign protested outside of court, arguing her father has too much control over her life and business.

At the next hearing on September 29, Mr. Rosengart has urged Brenda Penny, the judge in the case, to remove him as her conservator.

He went on to say that leaving freely would be the “legally correct, decent, and elegant thing to do.”

“Ms. Spears’s brave and riveting testimony was broadcast around the world. Britney Spears’ life is significant. Her well-being is important. Every day is significant. There is no need to hold off. “