The motion filed in Los Angeles Superior Court by attorney Mathew Rosengart seeks to oust his father as curator and replace him with Jason Rubin, CPA at Certified Strategies Inc. in Woodland Hills, California. The petition calls it an “objectively intelligent preference to appoint a highly qualified professional trustee in this circumstance.”
The record indicates that the Spears estate has more than $ 2.7 million in cash assets and $ 56 million in non-cash assets.
A representative for Jamie Spears could not be reached immediately by CNN.
“If it’s not abuse, I don’t know what it is,” the singer said. “I thought they were trying to kill me.”
Earlier this year, through his lawyer Vivian Lee Thoreen, Jamie Spears said he believed every decision he made was in his daughter’s best interests.
Britney Spears’ lawyer calls guardianship a ‘Kafkaesque nightmare’
In Rosengart’s court file, he said the situation had become “toxic” between the singer and her father and that he was “guilty of embezzlement or embezzlement”.
“For more than thirteen years, petitioner Britney Jean Spears has endured a tutelage which, certainly so far as James P. Spears is concerned, has become more and more toxic and is simply no longer tenable,” Rosengart wrote. “In addition to depriving his daughter of her dignity, autonomy and certain fundamental freedoms, Mr. Spears is also guilty of misconduct or wrongdoing justifying the imposition of surcharges, damages or other legal proceedings on his against.”
Rosengart also claimed that the guardianship had become a “Kafkaesque nightmare” for his client in which his father paid himself $ 16,000 a month from Britney Spears’ estate – $ 2,000 more than his allotted – and $ 2,000 extra per month for office expenses. .
The record also stated that Spears’ cut from her daughter’s Las Vegas residence was “valued at least $ 2.1 million” after receiving 1.5% of gross revenue from her performances and sales of related merchandise. .
Lynne Spears speaks out
The petition to remove the singer’s father from his tutelage was supported by her mother, Lynne Spears, who said in a court filing Monday that her daughter’s relationship with her father had “come down to nothing else. than fear and hate ”after he“ had exerted absolutely microscopic control. “on his life.
Spears’ mother said in the petition that the guardianship allowed her ex-husband to take “full control” of their daughter’s life.
The filing came on the same day that another hearing in the Spears Trusteeship case was held in Los Angeles Superior Court. This hearing examined whether the singer’s personal curator, Jodi Montgomery, should be granted additional security following allegations of death threats she allegedly received.
Lawyers for all parties have asked for more time to negotiate an additional security spending cap for Montgomery. Attorney Thoreen said Jamie Spears would agree to spend up to $ 50,000 a month on Montgomery’s security if his daughter consented, despite her objection.
Montgomery also said on Monday in a filing that she supported the impeachment of Jamie Spears as a Tory and said: “I have had many conversations going on with the medical team and we all agree that it would be better for Mrs. Spears’ well-being and sanity if her father stopped being her curator. “
The next hearing in this case is scheduled for September 29.