Jamie Spears Agrees To Step Down From Britney Spears Conservatorship. Jamie Spears, who has been Britney Spears’ conservator for 13 years, has filed a petition in Los Angeles Superior Court pledging to stand aside. The singer filed a petition seeking her father to be removed from his position and prosecuted with conservatorship abuse a few weeks ago, prompting the move.
British pop star Britney Spears’ lawyer has filed a lawsuit to remove Britney’s father from her financial management.
“It is very disputed whether a change in conservator at this time would be in Ms. Spears’ best interests,” Jamie Spears’ lawyer Vivian Thoreen said in a court filing filed on Thursday.
To be sure, Mr. Spears is the constant victim of unfair insults. Still, Thoreen says he doesn’t feel that a public struggle for his daughter about whether or not he should continue to be her conservator is in her best interest.
Jamie Spears has left more than three weeks after Britney Spears filed a request to remove her father from conservatorship. During 2008, he sought that the singer, who was suffering from mental health issues at the time, be placed under a conservatorship. So, he has been managing his daughter’s financial affairs ever since.
It appears that the older Spears has “profited handsomely” from being her conservator, according to the singer’s lawyer, Mathew Rosengart. Also, according to Rosengart, Mr. Spears’s possible wrongdoing raises significant issues, including conflicts of interest and conservatorship abuse as well as the apparent waste of Ms. Spears’s money.”
Although he is neither her agent nor manager, Jamie Spears has received a portion of his daughter’s profits. According to the petition, at least $2.1 million was taken from Spears’ Las Vegas residency gross sales and merchandise profits. On Britney Spears’ Femme Fatale tour in 2011, Jamie Spears is claimed to have received a 2.95 percent fee totaling roughly $500,000.
Also, according to Rosengart, the father earns $16,000 a month, which is $2,000 more than his daughter does, plus $2,000 for office costs.
For disability rights campaigners, Britney Spears’ legal predicament has become a hot topic. An amicus brief was submitted last month by the ACLU and 25 civil and disability rights advocates to the Los Angeles Superior Court in favor of the singer’s right to pick her own lawyer, which was granted.
Mathew Rosengart told NPR in a written statement: “In a filing today, Mr. Spears and his counsel acknowledged that Mr. Spears must be removed. As a result of these assaults on Ms. Spears as well as others, we are disappointed.”
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