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Thursday, December 17, 2020

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

SpearsBritney Spears' conservatorship battle continues as the legal proceedings continue to become more public. At the beginning, the legal proceedings were fairly private, but after a dramatic hearing last month, the topic caught the attention of the public's wandering eye. 

Apparently, Spears was afraid of her father, Jamie Spears, and accused him of making business decisions behind her back. "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." 

Jamie Spears has claimed that anything he has done has been to protect his daughter from "those with self-serving interests." Jamie Spears was court-appointed in 2008 after a series of personal issues came to light. Most of his decisions have been confined to health and medical decisions. 

In January of 2019, Britney Spears decided to take a break from work and entered into a 30-day voluntary residential treatment facility. 

After Jamie Spears began to experience some health issues of his own, Jodie Montgomery was appointed by the court to oversee the estate. In August of this year, Spears and her attorney filed to remove Jamie Spears as conservator. According to Jamie Spears, he was on good terms with his daughter until then. 

Ingham, Spears' attorney, claimed that Jamie Spears lacked transparency. However, Jamie Spears believes that Ingham is the reason he has not spoken to his daughter since August and many things are being exaggerated as Jamie says he only has his daughter's best interest in mind. 

Tensions continue to rise as litigation is pending. 

See Chloe Melas, Britney Spears' father speaks out as she requests to remove him as conservator of her estate, CNN Entertainment, December 15, 2020. 

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