Britney Spears’ lawyer, Samuel Ingham, argued against her father, Jamie Spears, gaining any more power in her conservatorship. The 39-year-old Spears has been under conservatorship since 2008, and it was recently extended again until Sept. 3, 2021.
Britney Spears’ lawyer has argued that giving her father Jamie more power in her conservatorship would be “highly detrimental” to the singer.
The “Toxic” star is currently locked in a legal battle against her dad to have him permanently removed from her conservatorship, after he was placed in control over her life following her public breakdown in 2008.
In the latest development in the case, Britney’s lawyer Samuel Ingham has claimed that “it would be highly detrimental to Britney’s interest” to give Jamie any more control over her estate.
The comment comes after Jamie submitted a proposed order to the court, in which he argued that he has lost some of his powers since he and Bessemer Trust became co-conservators of Britney’s estate in November (20).
But Ingham argued that if Jamie had his way, he would have the power to select his own “professional investment advisors” separate from Bessemer Trust.
“It is difficult to imagine a better recipe for conflict between the co-conservators and confusion with both Britney and third parties,” he said. “Ultimately, the appointment of Bessemer Trust would be rendered meaningless.”
He added that he believes Jamie is trying to ensure that Bessemer will never become the sole conservator of Britney’s estate – something the “Gimme More” star had requested at the beginning of the legal battle.
Ingham wants to revisit the possibility of Bessemer becoming a sole conservator in the future. The next hearing in the case is set for Thursday (11Feb21).
The new legal papers come as a documentary looking into Britney’s conservatorship aired on Friday night (05Feb21).
“Framing Britney Spears” aired as the sixth episode of The New York Times Presents series’ first season, and investigated how “people close to Britney Spears and lawyers tied to her conservatorship now reassess her phenomenal career and brutal downfall, as she battles her father in court over who should control her life.”
After the episode aired, Britney’s fans took to social media to share their reactions, with one writing, “Anyways, just finished #FramingBritneySpears and I’m packing up my car to drive across the country to free her myself. This is ridiculous now.”
Another added, “Thank you for this documentary! i really hope #FramingBritneySpears will help change the general public’s perception of who britney is and help her regain control of her life. #FreeBritney.”
Framing Britney Spears is streaming on FX on Hulu.