Britney Spears row: Britney Spears’ father, Jamie Spears, will still have control over her financial and personal aspects as a Los Angeles Superior Court judge signed an order on Wednesday denying her request to have her father removed from her conservatorship.
The request, which was first filed by Spears last November, has been shot down. At least for now, Spears’ father will be her sole conservator. Just last week, the singer appeared in court to make a direct appeal to the court. In that emotional 24-minute statement, calling for an end to her “abusive” court-ordered conservatorship, Spears alleged that she felt forced to perform, take medication and attend therapy against her will after her father was granted control over her financial and personal affairs by court order in 2008.
The ruling however isn’t in reference to the new court documents that were filed last week. The court documents that were filed by the Los Angeles Superior Court on Wednesday show that the judge cannot make any ruling based on what she said as she still has yet to file a petition to terminate her conservatorship, Variety reported. Read more on her testimony here.
The new court filings are another legal setback for the singer as last year, her lawyer stated in a filing that Spears “strongly opposed” her father as conservator and that she refused to perform if he remained in charge of her career.
Britney Spears row: The 39-year-old singer, a mother of two, also revealed that she had been denied the right to have more children or marry her boyfriend because the 13-year long conservatorship wouldn’t allow her.
After Britney Spears’ statement, her father has now asked the court to investigate her claims. “Either the allegations will be shown to be true, in which case corrective action must be taken,” a petition from his attorneys, obtained by CNN, read. It further states that “they will be shown to be false, in which case the conservatorship can continue its course. It is not acceptable for the Conservators or the Court to do nothing in response to Ms. Spears’ testimony.”
Jodi Montogomery was appointed temporary conservator of Spears’ person in 2019 after Jamie Spears suffered a series of medical issues. A second filing by Jamie Spears requests the court not grant Spears’ attorney’s request for Montgomery to be appointed the permanent conservator of his daughter’s person. Jamie Spears, according to the document, does not want Montogomery making decisions for his daughter because he feels it “does not reflect Ms. Spears‘ wishes.”
The next hearing in the case is currently scheduled for July 14.
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