Britney Spears wants her dad removed from being in charge of her conservatorship
She’s asked a court to stop him having exclusive control of her affairs
Britney Spears has filed court papers asking for her father to be removed as the sole person in charge of her 12-year conservatorship.
Jamie Spears has been the only person in charge of the conservatorship for the last year, which Britney was placed under after her 2008 breakdown, and gives him control over aspects of her life and finances.
“We are now at a point where the conservatorship must be changed substantially in order to reflect the major changes in her current lifestyle and her stated wishes,” Britney’s lawyers write.
TMZ report the documents also reiterate Britney’s wishes to stop performing – meaning a permanent end to her Vegas residency.
Britney’s conservatorship has been the subject of fierce controversy. Any time she posts a TikTok, #FreeBritney inevitably trends, with fans thinking they’ve picked up subtle cries for help.
Jamie, Britney’s father, has the power to negotiate business on her behalf, sell her property, and restrict who is able to visit her. The conservatorship, a measure usually reserved for elderly people, was introduced after Britney was admitted to a psychiatric ward in 2008.
Until last year, Jamie acted as co-conservator with attorney Andrew Wallet. However, after Wallet’s resignation, Jamie has in effect had sole control over Britney’s affairs.
Responding to the #FreeBritney campaign – which even included a 60,000 strong petition – Jamie said it was a “joke”, adding: “All these conspiracy theorists don’t know anything. The world don’t have a clue.”
The latest court documents filed by Britney’s team suggest they believe Jamie will “aggressively” fight the changes.