On Monday, Britney Spears’ father petitioned a California court to immediately terminate his daughter’s long-standing conservatorship.
According to Entertainment Tonight, a status report stated that Jamie Spears, 69, supports transferring control of the singer’s estate to her chosen representatives. He also stated in the document that he will not seek to re-establish his conservatorship role.
Jamie Spears was suspended as conservator in late September. As a result, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny appointed certified public accountant John Zabel as the temporary conservator. Zabel was selected by Britney Spears’ legal team.
Jamie Spears’ attorney, Alex Weingarten, wrote that his client’s latest request is “unconditional” and he “does not make this request subject to a demand for releases or compensation,” according to People.
“For the last 13 years, that included serving as her Conservator. Now, it means ending her Conservatorship,” Weingarten wrote.
In late October, the singer’s attorney, Mathew Rosengart, filed documents in which he accused Jamie Spears of having ulterior motives behind suddenly seeking to end his conservatorship.
Two weeks before Jamie Spears revealed plans to relinquish his role, Rosengart filed discovery documents requesting more information about the estate’s former manager, Tri Star Sports & Entertainment Group — which Jamie Spears allegedly paid a $500,000 annual salary starting in December 2019.
According to People, Rosengart said he is suspicious that Jamie Spears’ recent actions were “motivated by a desire to bolster his reputation or to avoid his deposition or responding to the outstanding discovery served on him in August.”
Jamie Spears’ official removal as conservator will be addressed during a court hearing on November 12.
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