Jamie Spears, Britney Spears’ father, filled a petition in Los Angeles Tuesday asking the court to end his daughter’s conservatorship that he controls, ultimately supporting the request Britney made herself in emotional testimony earlier this year.
The Superior Court documents show Jamie Spears believes Britney “is entitled to have this Court now seriously consider whether this conservatorship is no longer required,” NBC News reported.
The petition acknowledges Britney’s life has changed “to such an extent that grounds for establishment of a conservatorship may no longer exist.”
The elder Spears has served as Britney’s conservator in some form for more than 13 years. The popstar’s dad asked the court to forego any additional psychological evaluations, which Britney has said she would not agree to undergo.
“The conservatorship has helped Ms. Spears get through a major life crisis, rehabilitate, and advance her career, and put her finances and her affairs in order,” the filing stated. “But recently, things have changed. Ms. Spears is now outspoken in her frustration with the level of control imposed by a conservatorship, and has pleaded with this court to ‘let her have her life back.’”
In her 23-minute testimony in late June, Britney told the judge she believed her father’s control over her person and her estate amounted to abuse over the years, including threats of not being able to see her children. Spears has denied any abuse.
The court approved Britney’s new attorney, Mathew Rosengart, who asked the court to replace Jamie Spears as conservator last month.
“It appears that Mr. Spears believes he can try to avoid accountability and justice, including sitting for a sworn deposition and answering other discovery under oath, but as we assess his filing — which was inappropriately sent to the media before it was served on counsel — we will also continue to explore all options,” said attorney Rosengart.
Attorneys expect the court to decide on Jamie Spears’ petition in late September.