Lerato Maimela
Digital Journalist
2 minute read
5 Jul 2021
10:54 am

WATCH: Attempt to #FreeBritney fails, as court rules father remains her conservator

Lerato Maimela

Spears has taken the first steps toward formally terminating her conservatorship and having her father removed as her conservator.

'Toxic' star, Britney Spears. Picture: Instagram

Britney Spears appeared in a court hearing recently where she broke her silence on the conservatorship that she has been under for more than a decade, requesting that her father, Jamie Spears, be removed as her conservator, but the judge denied the star’s request.

 

 

The singer’s conservatorship began back in 2008 after her public mental health breakdown. Her father became her conservator and took full control over her personal and business affairs.

Jamie stepped down in 2019 from his role as conservator, and was replaced by care manager Jodi Montgomery.

In the court hearing, Britney gave some insight into the conservatorship, saying that she had been traumatised by it, and that it was abusive. She even went on to compare her experience to sex trafficking.

Spears also told the court how her father, as well as her conservatorship team, had denied her the right to marry her boyfriend, Sam Asghari, and even requested that she have an IUD implanted so that she could not have any children with him.

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Jamie has since filed a petition to have the star’s public claims investigated.

His lawyer recently shared that the investigation would either show to be true – in the case leading to the termination of the conservatorship and the star getting her freedom back after 13 years – or the investigation could show to be false, resulting in the continuation of the conservatorship.

Spears has taken the first steps toward formally terminating her conservatorship and having her father removed as her conservator.

Bessemer Trust, a wealth management firm that had been instated as co-conservator of Britney’s estate, has asked a judge at a Los Angeles court to approve its resignation as Britney’s co-conservator, stating that there had been “changed circumstances”, including the fact that the star “claimed irreparable harm to her interests”.