On Tuesday, it was announced Jamie Spears, father and conservator to Britney Spears, had filed a petition to end said conservatorship. Spears’ lawyer, Mathew Rosengart, spoke of the petition as “vindication,” but that stepping down alone would not be enough. Rosengart stated, “It appears Mr. Spears believes he can try to avoid accountability and justice, including sitting for a sworn deposition and answering other discoveries under oath.” Although a definite triumphant moment for Spears and her legal team, there is still much more work to be done in order to deem the #FreeBritney movement successful.
Spears’ father has been in charge of her estate since 2008. He was also previously the conservator of her person (meaning her health and medical issues) until 2019 when Jodi Montgomery took over.
In August of this year, Jamie Spears had discussed eliminating the conservatorship if paid out $2 million in order to pay his salary and legal fees. Rosengart had adamantly responded that Britney and their team would not accept those terms. Now, it seems as if Spears has accepted defeat and is willing to step down, but Rosengart and others still plan on bringing charges against him for the “cruelty” he had put his daughter through during the 13 year conservatorship.
Of course it should be considered a massive win for Britney that her father will no longer be in control of her or her body. However, it could still take weeks, even months, for the proceedings to go through, meaning Britney will not actually be “free” until the whole conservatorship is taken down. The next court hearing takes place September 29th.
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