American singer-songwriter Britney Spears, in new court documents filed Thursday, has asked a Los Angeles court to immediately remove her father Jamie Spears from her conservatory.
According to Fox News, Spears’ attorney Mathew Rosengart filed an ex parte application on Thursday requesting that the upcoming September 29 hearing for her conservatorship case be moved to later this month.
The pop star’s lawyer, on behalf of Spears, reiterated her interest in having her father removed as conservator of her estate, but this time, the singer wants this to happen as soon as possible.
The court obtained by Fox News stated: “Conservatee Britney Jean Spears will and hereby appeals to the court, on an ex parte basis, for an injunction bringing forward the September 29 hearing date on the Conservatee’s request to have James Spears as conservator of the estate and petition to appoint Jason Rubin as conservator of the estate.”
It further offered a second option, stating “In the alternative, Conservatee moves for the immediate suspension of James P. Spears as conservator and the appointment of Jason Rubin as temporary conservator pending the hearing currently set for September 29, 2021.” .”
For the filing, the court cited the “toxic” singer’s testimony from the June 23 and July 14 hearings, statements by Jodi Montgomery, currently the person’s curator, and Lynne Spears as “good reason.”
Rosengart has requested the court to move the September 29 hearing to the earliest date this court’s calendar allows on or after August 23, 2021. His request also requests that the September 29 hearing be moved to September 5 at the latest.
The documents motivated the request by stating, “Conversely, each passing day is another day of avoidable harm and detriment to Ms. Spears and the estate. As described in the July 26 Verified Petitions and filings under Probate Code Section 2650, the Ms. Spears’ emotional health and well-being should be, and are, of the utmost concern.”
Britney’s attorney goes on to say that the request is in Spears’ “best interests”, and as Montgomery noted in a lawsuit earlier this month, he claims it is “critical” to her well-being.
Last month, Rosengart was named as Spears’ new counsel following a bomb statement she made in Los Angeles Superior Court in June. On June 23, the singer addressed Judge Brenda Penny, calling the conservatory she attended for 13 years “insulting” and claiming her father had enjoyed his “control” over her life.
She issued a 24-minute reprimand in public court, denouncing her father’s control over her life, saying she suffered from depression and lack of sleep.
In July, Rosengart asked to replace Jamie with Jason Rubin. Britney’s attorney called the move an “objectively intelligent preference to nominate a highly qualified, professional fiduciary in this circumstance.”
Thursday’s court filing is the latest in Britney’s 13-year conservatorship saga. After a public collapse, Britney was placed in receivership in 2008 and then a judge appointed Jamie as both the trustee of her person and the trustee of her estate.
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