Britney Spears does not want her father to take control of her life. Unfortunately, James Spears will continue to be her conservator.
In August 2020, Britney Spears began to publicly open up about her desire to remove her father as a conservator of her estate.
This caused her fans to start #FreeBritney and launch protests to support the singer. In fact, they made merchandise, like #FreeBritney masks, to show that she is not alone.
However, after months of attempting to be free, Britney received terrible news from the court.
Britney Spears not yet free
— Britney Spears (@britneyspears) June 26, 2020
On Tuesday, Los Angeles superior court judge Brenda Penny disapproved of Britney’s request to remove the central role from his father.
However, judge Penny assured that this decision might still be changed in the future. Once it happens, she would suspend James as a conservator or remove him wholly from the role.
James has been her conservator for 12 years ever since Britney faced mental health troubles.
In response to this, Britney’s attorney, Samuel D. Ingham III, revealed that the singer fears her father. He added that she refuses to perform on stage again because of this.
“My client has informed me that she is afraid of her father. She will not perform again if her father is in charge of her career.”
The 38-year-old singer has not been on stage since 2019, and her fans have been waiting for her comeback.
Meanwhile, judge Penny approved her request to set financial company Bessemer Trust to be a co-conservator. This is the first time they looked for another conservator after Andrew Wallet resigned from the position.
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In the same Tuesday hearing, Ingham disclosed that Britney and James are no longer in touch.
However, James’ attorney, Vivian Lee Thoreen, said that Ingham is preventing the two from seeing each other.
Moreover, she said that James became her saving grace since he eliminated Britney’s debts. The father also managed to make her net worth over $60 million.
So if they would remove him as the conservator, Thoreen believes that it would only cause Britney to relapse again.
“I don’t believe there is a shred of evidence to support my client’s suspension,” the lawyer said.
As of the writing, Britney’s estates are still under his father’s control. In addition, her fans need to wait again, as Britney Spears does not want to perform because of the verdict.
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