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Jamie Spears filed a petition Tuesday to end the conservatorship that has controlled his daughter Britney Spears’ life for the past 13-plus years, Page Six can confirm.
“Recent events related to this conservatorship have called into question whether circumstances have changed to such an extent that grounds for establishment of a conservatorship may no longer exist,” the filing stated, referencing Britney’s court testimonies this summer.
“Ms. Spears has told this Court that she wants control of her life back without the safety rails of a conservatorship,” the petition continued. “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.”
The news comes more than two months after the pop star, 39, told Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny that she wanted the legal arrangement terminated.
Spears pleaded to regain control of her personal affairs and estate during the bombshell June 23 court hearing, which led to the resignation of her court-appointed attorney, Samuel D. Ingham III, whom she claimed had never informed her that the conservatorship could end.
During her 24-minute court testimony, Spears called Jamie, 69, an “abusive” conservator and laid out a number of accusations against him, including that he had forced her to go on tour in 2018 and sent her to a mental health facility against her will in 2019.
Britney also claimed her conservators have forbidden her from having her IUD removed and once put her on lithium “out of nowhere,” a drug she described as so strong that she “couldn’t even have a conversation” with her parents.
“I shouldn’t be in a conservatorship if I can work and provide money and work for myself and pay other people. It makes no sense,” argued the “Overprotected” singer, who performed a four-year, 248-show Las Vegas residency and judged a season of “The X Factor” while under the conservatorship.
Jamie was named Britney’s main conservator in February 2008 after her public breakdown and divorce from Kevin Federline, with whom she shares sons Sean Preston, 15, and Jayden James, 14. He shared the role with an attorney, Andrew Wallet, for many years.
Wallet resigned from the case in March 2019, and Jamie temporarily stepped down as Britney’s conservator of the person that September due to his ailing health. A licensed fiduciary, Jodi Montgomery, has been filling in for Jamie ever since, though he still oversees how Britney spends her multimillion-dollar fortune as the conservator of her estate.
Prior to requesting the conservatorship’s termination, Britney had petitioned to have Jamie removed, with Ingham saying in November 2020 that his then-client was “afraid of her father” and would not perform again with him in charge.
More recently, during a July hearing, the “Crossroads” star told the judge that she wanted her dad to be charged with “conservatorship abuse.”
Jamie has denied mismanaging Britney’s life and career, saying on numerous occasions that he “loves” and “misses” his daughter.
The next hearing in the case is scheduled for Sept. 29.
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