Judge denies Britney Spears' request to have father Jamie removed from conservatorship

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Britney Spears' father continues to oversee her conservatorship. (VALERIE MACON/AFP via Getty Images)
Britney Spears' father continues to oversee her conservatorship. (AFP via Getty Images)

A judge has denied Britney Spears' request to have her father Jamie Spears removed from his role in overseeing her conservatorship, a court filing has shown. 

The 39-year-old singer's lawyer had asked a court in Los Angeles to oust Jamie from his position in managing his daughter's multimillion dollar estate.

In court filings, Spears said she wanted private wealth management firm the Bessemer Trust appointed as “sole conservator”.

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However, documents filed in Los Angeles show Judge Brenda Penny refused the request while agreeing to Bessemer Trust’s role as co-conservator of the estate.

The legal document states: “The conservatee’s request to suspend James P Spears immediately upon the appointment of Bessemer Trust Company Of California, N.A. as sole conservator of estate is denied without prejudice.”

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Spears has been under the conservatorship, which controls her financial and personal affairs, since 2008 after experiencing a series of mental breakdowns.

Jamie stepped down as his daughter's personal conservator in 2019 with care professional Jodi Montgomery replacing him. 

Last week the mother-of-two delivered a 23-minute testimony calling for the end of the conservatorship. 

Jamie Spears' lawyers asked the courts to investigate Britney Spears' testimony. (VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
Jamie Spears' lawyers asked the courts to investigate Britney Spears' testimony. (AFP/Getty Images)

She claimed it was an "abusive" arrangement and that she was not permitted to remove her IUD to try for another baby or marry boyfriend Sam Asghari. 

"I just want my life back," she said while speaking via telephone. 

Her father's lawyers have asked the court to investigate the star's claims of abuse. 

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"Either the allegations will be shown to be true, in which case corrective action must be taken, or they will be shown to be false, in which case the conservatorship can continue its course," a court filing reads.

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"It is not acceptable for Conservators or the Court to do nothing in response to Ms Spears' testimony."

With additional reporting by PA.

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