It has been a week since Britney Spears first spoke about her view of things in court and called for an end to guardianship over her person and finances. The hearing turned into a reckoning, especially against her father she made serious allegations. The 39-year-old singer explained that she felt she was being exploited by her family and managers, that she was being controlled by everyone and that she could not determine her own life.
Now, according to a report by Guardian Have denied the application to remove Jamie Spears as administrator of his daughter’s multi-million dollar fortune. The newspaper writes that this is evident from court records. Also the US celebrity portal TMZ reported. The reasons for the rejection are not known. An end to the dispute is not in sight: It can be assumed that Britney Spears’ lawyer will apply again, it said.
James Spears has been managing his daughter’s assets and other affairs for nearly 13 years. In 2019, he resigned for health reasons, and manager Jodi Montgomery was appointed guardian for Spears’ personal concerns, including medical decisions. In November 2020, the court also ordered James Spears to share asset management with a financial trustee. His objections to this were dismissed in February. According to media reports, however, signatures have so far been missing, so this model is still not effective.
After the emotional hearing a week ago, Father Spears first made a brief statement through his attorney Vivian Thoreen. “He is sorry to see that his daughter is suffering and in pain,” the industry magazine quoted as saying Variety from the notification of the lawyer. “Mr. Spears loves his daughter and misses her very much.” He also called for an investigation into his daughter’s allegations that she was ill-treated under legal guardianship for refusing to make her own medical decisions. His lawyers even claimed that he was unable to “hear and address his daughter’s concerns directly because he was cut off from communicating with her.”
Britney Spears had stated in court that she wanted to get married and have a third child, but had not been allowed to see a doctor to have her IUD removed. She also felt pressured to take the drug lithium, even though she felt bad afterwards. Lithium is used to treat depression.
Immediately after the emotional hearing of the singer, the court had not made a decision. Now everything stays as it is – until the discussion starts again with the next proposal.