Judge denies Britney Spears plea to remove dad Jamie from conservatorship

Judge denies Britney Spears plea to remove dad Jamie from conservatorship

07/01/2021

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Britney Spears' urgent plea to have her dad removed as a conservator has been denied by the judge.

Judge Brenda Penny, presiding over the case, signed into effect a new ruling on Wednesday, maintaining Jamie Spears' control.

On June 23, just days before, the singer gave a heartbreaking testimony speaking of the ordeal she has been through since her public breakdown in 2007.

The 39-year-old has been under the conservatorship of her father since 2008, and last week, the star told Los Angeles Superior Court, that she wanted it to end.

Her lawyer, Sam Ingham, was expected to file a petition to remove the conservatorship, and Judge Penny said she would make space in her diary for the hearing at which it could be lifted.

But on June 25, Ingham filed documents that actually appointed Jamie Spears and the independent Bessemer Trust co-conservators.

Britney's request to remove her father was denied, writes Mail Online.

The Los Angeles Superior Court ruled that Spears' request to suspend father, James P Spears, immediately upon the appointment of a financial institution as sole conservator of estate "is denied without prejudice".

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It's expected Ingham is to file a new petition requesting that he be removed from the conservatorship.

It comes after her dad Jamie and his team requested the court to "investigate the veracity of the allegations and claims made by Ms Spears".

He vehemently denies the claims Britney made in her testimony and said he only has his daughter's best interests at heart.

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Last week, Britney begged Judge Penny to free her from the court-ordered conservatorship, which has seen her have no control over her life and $60million fortune over the past 13 years.

She claimed that she was forced to "have an IUD inside" her to prevent her "from having a baby."

The star added she wanted to have a baby and to get married but her team "told her no".

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She said: "I feel ganged up on and bullied and alone."

Britney told the court: "I want this conservatorship to end – I truly believe that this conservatorship is abusive."

Fans of the Toxic hitmaker were outside the court, wearing 'FreeBritney' shirts and banners asking for justice.

The singer, who gave testimony over a video call, said she "wasn't anybody's slave" and claimed: "In California, the only similar thing to this is called sex trafficking, making anyone work against their will, taking all their possessions away credit card, cash, phone, passport.

"The reason I'm telling you this is because I don't think the state of California can have all this written in the court documents from the time I showed up and do absolutely nothing."

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