Britney Spears' father speaks out as she requests to remove him as conservator of her estate

Legal proceedings in 브리트니 스피어스’ conservatorship battle had remained relatively private over the past year, but that changed during a dramatic hearing last month in which Spears’ 변호사, Samuel D. Ingham III, stated that his client wasafraidof her father, Jamie Spears​, and accused him of making business decisions without her knowledge. According to court documents obtained by CNN, Ingham said the pop star would not perform again as long as her father remains in control of her estimated $ 60 million estate.

Spears defended his actions​ to CNN as protecting his daughter fromthose with self-serving interests.He was first court-appointed, along with attorney Andrew Wallet, to serve as co-conservator of Britney’s estate in 2008, following a series of personal issues that played out publicly for the singer​, and he remains in that role. ​For most of that period, he also oversaw her health and medical decisions.
In January of 2019, the singer announced an indefinite work hiatus from her Las Vegas concert residency and entered a 30-day voluntary residential treatment facility. Wallet resigned shortly after, 3 월.
Jodi Montgomery was ​appointed by the court to oversee Britney’s medical care temporarily in September 2019, following a series of health issues for Jamie Spears.
    According to Jamie Spears, he was in touch with his daughter and ongood termswith her up until August of this year, 언제 Ingham filed to officially remove him as conservator. 11 월, the judge overseeing the case ruled in favor of keeping Spears as conservator and appointed Bessemer Trust to act as co-conservator.
    At that hearing, 브리트니 스피어스’ attorney accused the elder Spears of a lack of transparency, citing his decision to hire a new business manager after the singer’s previous manager resigned without notifying her in advance, 법원 문서에 따르면.
    Jamie Spears’ 변호사, Vivian Lee Thoreen, disputed that in court documents obtained by CNN, arguing itwould have been a dereliction of Mr. Spearsresponsibilityas conservator of the estate not to replace her manager and offered to introduce Ingham to the new hire.
    Spears told CNN that he has not spoken to his daughter since August and said he believes that it is by her attorney’s design.
    I love my daughter and I miss her very much,” Jamie Spears said of his daughter. “When a family member needs special care and protection, families need to step up, as I have done for the last 12-plus years, to safeguard, protect and continue to love Britney unconditionally. I have and will continue to provide unwavering love and fierce protection against those with self-serving interests and those who seek to harm her or my family.
    Thoreen also claims Ingham is trying to prevent her client from communicating with his daughter.
    Jamie’s relationship with Britney is not that different than your average father-daughter relationship insofar as there has always been a mutual love and respect for each other. Until Britney’s court-appointed attorney Sam Ingham abruptly instructed Jamie not to contact Britney a few months ago, Jamie and Britney had spoken often and regularly throughout the entire conservatorship.  In fact, they had spoken just the day before and had had a pleasant and collaborative conversation.
    When reached by CNN, Ingham declined to comment, citing ongoing litigation.
    A source close to Britney, who interacts with her on a weekly basis, told CNN she faces ongoing challenges with her mental health.
    10 월, Ingham stated that Britney did not havethe capacity to execute a verified declaration for any purpose in this case,” according to court documents obtained by CNN.
    A representative for the singer had no comment.
    In a hearing scheduled for Wednesday, Jamie Spearshandling of Britney’s assets will be reviewed.
    CNN spoke to Sabino Biondi, a partner at Wilk Auslander LLP in New York about ​Britney Spearsconservatorship. He does not work with her but handles conservatorships regularly. Biondi said while it’s not typical for someone to have a conservatorship last as long as Spears’, 이것의 “말함” that the courts have kept it in place.
    A conservatorship basically means you need someone to take care of your financial affairs and or possibly your personal affairs,” Biondi said. “The court denied her petition because they must have found a good reason to maintain the conservatorshipif a judge determines it’s still for your own good, you aren’t going to undo it.
    Biondi said this week’s hearing should reveal if Spearsfather has mishandled his fiduciary responsibilities in any way.
    Through her attorney, Gladstone N. Jones III, Spears’ 어머니, Lynne Spears, said at last month’s hearing that she agreed with her daughter’s decision to have her father removed as her conservator.
    Jones had “댓글 없음” when reached by CNN.
    It has broken Lynne’s heart that things have come to this point,” Jones said at the November hearing. 이것의 “time to start fresh,” 그는 말했다, before adding that Lynne Spears feels the relationship between her daughter and her ex-husband has becometoxic.
    In response to Lynne’s attorney’s comments on Jamie Spears and Britney Spears’ 관계, Thoreen told CNN, “Jamie strongly disagrees with Lynne’s false statements and highly misleading statements and characterizations.
      The global interest into Spearsconservatorship has prompted some of her long-time friends like Paris Hilton to speak out, calling the conservatorshipnot fair.
      안에 podcast discussion 7 월, Spears’ 동료, Bryan Spears, called the conservatorshipfrustratingfor his sister to not be able to freely make decisions but also said it hadbeen a great thing for our family, to this point.

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