Britney Spears‘ hotshot new lawyer hasn’t wasted any time trying to jailbreak the popstar out of her baffling conservatorship (the legal way), officially filing legal documents to boot her father, Jamie, as conservator of her estate.
As The New York Times reports, the princess of pop’s new legal rep Mathew Rosengart, whom she was granted permission to hire herself after her last lawyer resigned, has lodged paperwork to replace Jamie Spears with a certified public accountant named Jason Rubin.
ICYMI Spears has been living under the conservatorship for 13 years, which the star has labelled “abusive”.
Spears remotely addressed a courtroom in Los Angeles about her conservatorship last month, publicly sharing her feelings about it for the first time in over a decade and calling for an end to the arrangement.
Spears’ father Jamie has had control over the singer’s finances and career since 2008, stepping away temporarily in 2019 due to health reasons. Britney last attempted to have him removed permanently in August last year. Back in March, Ingham filed a petition on Spears’ behalf to have her father permanently removed as her conservator. Earlier this month, that request was denied for a third time.
Shortly after Spears’ appearance, her father Jamie called for an investigation into the pop star’s claims of abuse. Earlier this month, The New Yorker published an in-depth report into the conservatorship, detailing some of the alleged mistreatment Britney experienced throughout.
As the popstar’s legal fight continues, US lawmakers have, in the meantime, introduced a conservatorship reform bill that appears to be inspired by her plight.