Singer Britney Spears appears to be getting one step closer to the release she long asked for. On Tuesday afternoon, Jamie Spears petitioned to terminate her daughter’s guardianship, freeing Britney from her father’s control.
On Tuesday night, Britney’s attorney, Mathew Rosengart, told Entertainment Weekly in a statement: “This presentation represents a massive legal victory for Britney Spears, as well as complete vindication, having exposed her misconduct and plan. inadequate to hold his daughter hostage while attempting to extract a Multi-Million Dollar Deal, Mr. Spears has now effectively surrendered. There is no settlement. “
Spears’ father has retained control over his personal life, career, and finances since the deal’s inception in 2008. According to NBC News, the new court filing reads: “Guardianship has helped Ms. Spears overcome a major life crisis, rehabilitate and advance her career, and get her finances and affairs in order. But recently, things have changed. Ms. Spears is now openly in frustration with the level of control imposed by a guardianship, and has pleaded with this Court to ‘allow her to get her life back.’
Amid increased media scrutiny and with #FreeBritney protesters chanting outside the courtroom, Britney Spears addressed Judge Brenda Penny at a hearing on her case on June 23, in testimony stating that she has been abused. , exploited, isolated and unduly medicated under the law. curatorship, and expressed the explicit desire that the arrangement end by saying: “I just want to get my life back.” On August 12, Jamie submitted documents stating that he would be “willing to resign” from his position “when the time is right”, following the same procedure he has submitted now to completely terminate the agreement.
Spears’ father has long maintained that he is looking out for his daughter’s best interests, although activists in the #FreeBritney movement have often questioned whether his control over her amounts to exploitation.
Spears’ attorney added in her statement that Spears has repeatedly called for her father to be removed from office, and in her testimony on June 23, the singer asked to punish and imprison anyone who has been involved in the guardianship and its management, adding : “To the extent that Mr. Spears believes that he may try to avoid accountability and justice, even appear for an affidavit and respond to another discovery under oath, he is wrong and our investigation into financial mismanagement and other problems will continue. “The next judicial hearing in the case is set for September 29.
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