Britney Spears’ father Jamie Spears has filed a petition to officially end the singer’s controversial conservatorship.
The Toxic singer has spent the past few years fighting to remove Jamie, 69, from the court-appointed conservatorship, which was put in place in 2008 following her mental health breakdown.
For the past 13 years, Jamie has managed Britney’s wellbeing and financial affairs along with a bank but the pop star recently argued in court that the conservatorship is ‘abusive’.
In the latest dramatic developments, her father reportedly filed at a court in Los Angeles to end the conservatorship completely, just weeks after he willingly agreed to step down.
The filing said: ‘Ms Spears has told this Court that she wants control of her life back without the safety rails of a conservatorship.
‘She wants to be able to make decisions regarding her own medical care, deciding when, where and how often to get therapy. She wants to control the money she has made from her career and spend it without supervision or oversight.
‘She wants to be able to get married and have a baby, if she so chooses. In short, she wants to live her life as she chooses without the constraints of a conservator or court proceeding.’
Lawyers for Jamie said he had always wanted what was best for his daughter.
The filing added: ‘As Mr Spears has said again and again, all he wants is what is best for his daughter. 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.’
It also said that Britney, 39, has ‘demonstrated a level of independence’ such as driving herself around.
Jamie has also called for Jodi Montgomery, the caregiver who oversees Britney’s personal affairs, should also be discharged from her role.
Brenda Penny, the judge overseeing the case, will now have to approve the move to terminate the arrangement. The next hearing is set to take place at Los Angeles Superior Court on September 29.
In July, Britney delivered explosive testimony about her life under the conservatorship and how the strict terms and conditions have left her feeling ‘depressed’ on a daily basis.
‘This conservatorship is doing me way more harm than good. I deserve to have a life, I’ve worked my whole life. I deserve to have a two to three-year break,’ she said.
The Slave 4 U singer has not performed since 2018, refusing to return to the stage while under the conservatorship.
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