Britney Spears’ Legal Battle Has Worn Her Father Down

By Faith McKay | 24 seconds ago

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Jamie Spears, the father of Britney Spears, is actually moving to end the conservatorship. Since the start of the court proceedings in 2021, the pop star has taken some hits, but she has also managed to appoint her own attorney. Then, only a month ago, the pop star won a massive battle when he said he would step down from her conservatorship. That didn’t mean it would go away, but that he wouldn’t be in charge of it anymore. At that time, the pop star’s new attorney, Mathew Rosengart, said that wasn’t enough. That no matter what happened, Rosengart would be going after Jamie Spears for conservatorship abuse. Now, a month later and with legal proceedings wearing him down, Deadline is reporting that Jamie Spears is actually moving to end the 13-year conservatorship.

This doesn’t mean that the ordeal for Britney Spears is in any way over. While Jamie Spears is moving to end the conservatorship, it has to be approved by Judge Brenda Penny. A hearing is currently scheduled for September 29. Technically, the judge can expedite the hearing, but there’s no reason to believe that will happen at this time. The matter may not be handled at the hearing, either. It is likely that the judge may require Britney Spears to be evaluated. That could take weeks, or it could take months.

It was never entirely clear what would inspire Jamie Spears to back down. He’s held the conservatorship over his millionaire daughter for 13 years. While that was mostly kept quiet for a long time, recent publicity and documentaries did not seem to do much to convince him that he should allow Britney Spears to live her own life. He seemed to think he would win things in court, or at least come away with a $2 million payout before he went away, which wasn’t a look that made him appear any less awful to the #FreeBritney movement. Now, Britney Spears’ attorney, Mathew Rosengart, is not mincing his words on why he thinks Jamie Spears is finally backing off. In short, Rosengart accuses him of moving to end the conservatorship so that Rosengart won’t push for investigations into misconduct. Rosengart says there’s no getting out of that now.

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“Having exposed his misconduct and improper plan to hold his daughter hostage by trying to extract a multi-million-dollar settlement, Mr. Spears has now effectively surrendered. There is no settlement,” Mathew Rosengart said. The “settlement” being the $2 million Britney Spears’ father seemed to hope to come away with. Her attorney went on, saying: “To the extent Mr. Spears believes he can try to avoid accountability and justice, including sitting for a sworn deposition and answering other discovery under oath, he is incorrect and our investigation into financial mismanagement and other issues will continue.”

Things are not looking quite so well for Jamie Spears at this point. He’s moving to end the conservatorship. His reputation isn’t so great, as many in the public view him as abusive. It doesn’t seem like he’ll be getting his $2 million payout. And he won’t be able to force his daughter to work and earn money he can control anymore. On top of all that, Britney Spears has been open about wanting to see her father go to jail for the abuse she alleges she’s suffered, so it doesn’t seem like she or her attorney will be leaving him alone anytime soon.

Whether Britney Spears will be able to see some justice happen remains to be seen. At this point, the end of her conservatorship seems to be on the horizon, but still isn’t guaranteed. If it happens, she’s revealed that she wants to retire. Her former manager has already stepped down. If the conservatorship ends, she’s said that she wants to remove the IUD her father is currently forcing her to keep and try to have another child.