Britney Spears’ father Jamie Spears has filed a petition to end guardianship of the pop star, Fox News can confirm.
Jamie has been controlling Spears’ finances since 2009 after the “Toxic” frontman suffered a series of unintentional takes. Spears has been locked into a legal battle with Jamie over the past few years as she struggles to regain control of her life.
The decision to end Spears’ tutelage entirely comes after Jamie revealed he was ready to step down as sole Tory when the timing was “right” and a “smooth transition” could occur.
“As Mr. Spears has said time and time again, all he wants is what’s best for his daughter,” said the document, which was obtained by The Associated Press. “If Ms. Spears wants to end the guardianship and thinks she can manage her own life, Mr. Spears thinks she should be given that chance.”
Judge Brenda Penny, who is overseeing the case, will have to approve the move.
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Tuesday’s filing indicated how Spears’ “passionate plea” to end the legal arrangement in a June 23 speech in court rocked those who wanted her released, citing this afternoon’s transcript.
“I just want my life back,” Spears said. “And it’s been 13 years and that’s enough. It’s been a long time since I owned my money. And it’s my wish and my dream that this all ends up untested.”
Tuesday’s filing also notes that Spears said she was unaware she could file a petition to end guardianship, which she has yet to do. He says Penny’s decision to allow him to choose Mathew Rosengart as his lawyer shows the court trusts him with the major choices. And it indicates that the evidence shows that she apparently “displayed a level of independence” by doing things like behaving in Southern California.
He also cites his desire to make his own decisions about therapy and other medical care.
Spears made several attempts to have his father removed from his position as curator. More recently, Spears accused her father of “conservation abuse” and claimed that she wanted to press charges against Jamie.
A motion by Spears’ attorney to remove him was due to be heard at the next hearing in the case on September 29.
Spears gave credit to the Trustees’ initial existence for keeping her career afloat, although she has now suspended her job entirely for more than two years.
Spears revealed the restrictions she was living under during a court hearing in June. The “Gimme More” singer claimed she was not allowed to remove her contraceptive device or get married.
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“I would like to move forward gradually and I want to have the real deal, I want to be able to get married and have a baby,” she said, asking Judge Brenda Penny to end the guardianship. “I was told right now in the guardianship, I cannot get married or have a baby.”
“I wanted to take the [IUD] so I can start trying for another baby, ”Spears continued. “But this so-called team won’t let me go to the doctor to get it out because they don’t want me to have children – more children. “
Jamie has called for a judicial inquiry into these and other allegations, saying they were issues beyond his control as he had stepped down as his daughter’s registrar, handing the role to the named professional. by court Jodi Montgomery.
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Spears has been dating personal trainer Sam Asghari since 2016. The couple met while filming their music video for “Slumber Party”.
A representative for Jamie Spears did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.