Britney Spears’ legal team on Monday filed a petition to remove her father, Jamie Spears, as the keeper of his estate, marking a new milestone inon control of his life and finances. In the documents, which ask the court to appoint a neutral professional as the new conservative, Britney Spears’ team argues that the current situation is “traumatic, senseless and depressing” for the pop star.
Jamie Spears has been controlling her daughter’s finances since 2008, and Certified Director of Care Jodi Montgomery currently controls her personal affairs. The legal deposit only requests that Jamie be replaced by a professional trustee and is not intended to end the guardianship as a whole – although the documents indicate that Britney Spears may apply to end the guardianship at a later date.
Britney Spears’ legal team allege in the file that Jamie Spears misused the singer’s money to get rich, including taking a percentage of his performance income that amounts to more than $ 2 million . The file also repeats allegations of Britney Spears’ explosive on June 23that she was drugged after refusing to perform.
“Ms. Spears perceived and described the status quo as traumatic, senseless and depressing,” the file says. “Whether or not Mr. Spears disputes his daughter’s testimony and his perception of the status quo, Ms. Spears ‘testimony is genuine and makes it clear that Mr. Spears’ continued presence as a Tory is not in his best interest. . “
“Mr. Spears’ attorney has publicly stated that Mr. Spears loves his daughter and wants the best for her,” the case added. “Taking this at face value, and given all of the above, this petition shouldn’t even be necessary, as Mr. Spears would have to resign voluntarily.”
This case is the first to come from Britney Spears’ new lawyer, who was hired after a judge allowed her toin mid-July. His previous court-appointed lawyer resigned.
Jamie Spears did not immediately respond to CBS News’s request for comment. In an earlier legal case, his attorneys argued that he had always acted in his daughter’s best interests and that his “only motivation was his unconditional love for his daughter and a staunch desire to protect her from those who tried to take advantage. of her “.
The file also includes statements from Montgomery and Britney Spears’ mother Lynne Spears, both of which support the singer’s request to dismiss her father as a Tory.
Montgomery wrote that she and the medical team “all agree that it would be better for Ms Spears’ well-being and sanity if her father stopped being her curator.” Lynne alleged that Jamie “is unable to put my daughter’s interests ahead of his own.” […] and that it is not in my daughter’s best interests to be and remain custodian of my daughter’s estate. ”
The case calls for Jason Rubin, a Chartered Professional Trustee, to be appointed as the new registrar of Britney Spears’ estate.
At a hearing Monday on Montgomery’s security expenses, the judge said she would rule on the new case in late September, according to CBS Los Angeles.
The petition comes a month after Britney Spears appeared publicly in court to denounce the guardianship, saying she was forced to take drugs, was forbidden to withdraw a contraceptive and that she was not had neither privacy nor control over his life.
“I think this guardianship is abusive. I don’t think I can live a full life,” Spears said at the June hearing. “I feel tied up, I feel bullied and I feel lonely.”
Zoe Christen Jones and Justin Carissimo contributed reporting.