Father remains guardian, but with restrictions
Britney Spears wants to get rid of her father as guardian. The latest judgment is different. He stays, but has to share.
Latest twist in a lengthy court battle over finances and guardianship of US singer Britney Spears (39, "Glory"): A judge confirmed the status quo at a court hearing in Los Angeles on Thursday. As reported by "The Guardian", among others, her father, Jamie Spears, and the management company "Bessemer Trust" remain jointly entrusted with guardianship. Jamie Spears' attorneys wanted to achieve with the – now rejected – application that he can keep some of his rights over the estate of the pop star.
Britney Spears' lawyers are trying to have Jamie Spears removed from guardianship completely. She should be "afraid" of him and "not be able to continue her career" if he "controls" her, so the argumentation. In November 2020, however, the judge already rejected this, but added "Bessemer Trust" as co-guardian and company trustee.
"Framing Britney Spears" gets things rolling
The hearing took place a few days after the New York Times documentary "Framing Britney Spears" appeared. It shows how the pressure to be in public from an early age contributed to the notorious collapse of the pop star in 2007. Only a year later, guardianship was ordered for them. Jamie Spears has been in charge of this since it began in 2008.
Additional court dates have been scheduled for March 17th and April 27th.