Britney Spears Wants Her Father Removed as Her Sole Conservator

Britney Spears doesn’t want her father Jamie Spears as her sole conservator anymore, according to new court documents filed by the star’s attorney.

On Tuesday afternoon, TMZ reported that “Britney is strongly opposed to having [Jamie] return as conservator of her person,” which is a role he’s been in since the conservatorship was put into place in 2008. Instead, the star apparently “strongly prefers” that her care manager and temporary conservator Jodi Montgomery — who stepped in for Jamie in the wake of his ongoing health issues — continues acting as her conservator of her person “as [she] has done for nearly a year.”

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“Without in any way waiving her right to seek termination of this conservatorship in the future, Britney would like Ms. Montgomery’s appointment as conservator of her person to be made permanent,” the documents read.

In terms of her finances though, Britney’s lawyer stated that she no longer wants Jamie to be only person in charge of her estate, which he took on in 2019 following the resignation of his co-conservator.

Rather, she would prefer that her affairs be handled by a “qualified corporate fiduciary,” which would likely be a bank. That said, according to TMZ’s sources, current talks have mentioned Jamie remaining in his role as the co-conservator of her state, though the publication went on to note that it’s unclear whether or not Britney herself wants Jamie to remain involved at all.

“We are now at a point where the conservatorship must be changed substantially in order to reflect the major changes in her current lifestyle and her stated wishes,” the filing continued, before confirming that Britney has no “desire … to perform at this time.”

Another hearing about the conservatorship is set to happen on Wednesday. Neither Britney nor Jamie have commented on the filing.

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Britney Spears’ Dad Speaks Out About #FreeBritney

One thing is clear: Jamie Spears is not here for the #FreeBritney movement.

The father of world renowned pop star Britney Spears told The New York Post, per Page Six, that the conspiracies are “a joke.” “All these conspiracy theorists don’t know anything. The world don’t have a clue,” he said. “It’s up to the court of California to decide what’s best for my daughter. It’s no one else’s business.”

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Spears also denied accusations that he’s been stealing his daughter’s money over the years. “I have to report every nickel and dime spent to the court every year,” he said. “How the hell would I steal something?”

But he said that what really gets on his nerves is how far some people have taken the viral online movement. “People are being stalked and targeted with death threats. It’s horrible. We don’t want those kinds of fans. I love my daughter.” He continued, “I love all my kids. But this is our business. It’s private.”

Britney, 38, has been in a 12-year legal conservatorship, with her being under her father’s care. His duties include managing her finances. Last month, fans who supported the #FreeBritney went as far as disrupting a confidential quarterly Zoom meeting meeting Britney had with a judge.

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Britney Spears’s Conservatorship Hearing Was Shut Down By #FreeBritney Protesters

The most recent status hearing for Britney Spears‘s conservatorship was shut down by a group of #FreeBritney protestors.

As part of her conservatorship, Britney has quarterly meetings with a judge to discuss any developments in her case. However, amid the continued #FreeBritney conversation— a fan-led movement arguing that the continued control of her assets by her father, Jamie Spears, is a violation of her rights — supporters of the star decided to crash the confidential Zoom-facilitated meeting.

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After a group of people refused to leave the call, TMZ reported that the judge eventually postponed the meeting. Granted, as some also pointed out, this is something that ultimately keeps Britney in the conservatorship for the near future.

And while there have long been rumors that Britney has been trying to terminate the conservatorship, there’s never actually been a motion filed to end it, as sources speaking to the publication revealed. Additionally, Britney previously told fans that their concern is unnecessary.

That said, while appearing on the As NOT Seen on TV Podcast yesterday, Britney’s older brother Bryan admitted that she’s “always wanted to get out” of the conservatorship.

“She’s been in this thing for quite some time now,” he said. “Obviously there was a need for it in the beginning. Now they’ve made some changes and all we can do is hope for the best.”

At the same time though, Bryan said that the conservatorship has been “a great thing” for their family and that “at the end I think we made the right choice.” He also went on to say that Jamie — who’s since taken a backseat in the conservatorship by giving temporary control to Britney’s “care manager,” Jody Montgomery — has “done the best he could, given the situation he was put in,” before adding that “one person might be on stage and doing this, but it’s a sacrifice from everybody.”

Watch Bryan’s entire interview, below.

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