In the guardianship dispute with her father Jamie Spears (68), US pop star Britney Spears (39) wants to testify personally in court. A Los Angeles court set a date for the testimony on June 23, said 39-year-old pop singer’s lawyer, Samuel Ingham.
Ingham initially did not comment on the background to Spears’ desire to make a statement. Spears went to court last year to end her father Jamie Spears’ guardianship. According to her lawyer, the singer is afraid of her father.
Guardianship since 2008
After a series of public breakdowns by the former teen star, Jamie Spears took over the guardianship of his daughter in 2008. He used it to regulate legal and financial matters for them. In February a court ruled that Jamie Spears should continue to manage his daughter’s assets – together with the trust company Bessemer Trust.
The public interest in the guardianship dispute was fueled most recently by the documentary “Framing Britney Spears”, which traces the legal incapacitation of the pop star.
Fans fight for Britney
Spears ‘fans recently called for an end to Jamie Spears’ guardianship under the hashtag #FreeBritney. The 39-year-old singer herself only very rarely comments on the dispute in public.
With hits like “… Baby One More Time”, “Oops! … I Did It Again “and” Toxic “Britney Spears was the highest paid singer in the world in the early 2000s. After that, her professional and private setbacks increased. The mother of two sons was temporarily forcibly admitted to a clinic in 2008 because of mental health problems. (AFP / euc)