Britney Spears’ father files petition to end conservatorship

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Jamie Spears has filed a legal petition to end his controversial conservatorship which has controlled his daughter’s career and personal life since 2008 when the pop star had a public mental health breakdown.

In legal documents submitted to Los Angeles Superior Court on Tuesday, Jamie said that he believed the judge should “now seriously consider whether this conservatorship is no longer required.”

“If Ms. Spears wants to terminate the conservatorship and believes that she can handle her own life, Mr. Spears believes she should get that chance,” states the petition

The filing said that the singer’s situation has changed “to such an extent that grounds for establishment of a conservatorship may no longer exist.”

“She wants to be able to make decisions regarding her own medical care, deciding when, where and how often to get therapy. She wants to control the money she has made from her career and spend it without supervision or oversight,” the legal documents reads

“She wants to be able to get married and have a baby, if she so chooses. In short, she wants to live her life as she chooses without the constraints of a conservator or court proceeding.”

In a statement to CNN, Britney Spear’s attorney, Mathew Rosengart, called Tuesday’s development “vindication.”

“This filing represents another legal victory for Britney Spears — a massive one — as well as vindication for Ms. Spears,” Rosengart said in the statement. “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.” Rosengart stated adding that Britney Spears will “continue to explore all options.”

Britney Spears, 39, has in the recent months been locked in a legal battle to have Jamie Spears removed as her conservator after 13 years describing the arrangement as abusive and humiliating.

Jamie Spears said in a court filing last month that he would eventually resign. However, last week, Rosengart called on him to step down immediately “before he is suspended.”

Judge Brenda Penny, who oversees the case, will need to approve the move.

Winnie Nantongo

Founder and Editor-In-Chief, The Postdale Daily

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