Pop singer Britney Spears could soon be exempted from her 13-year conservatory mandate.
Britney Spears’ father, Jamie Spears, has petitioned to end the controversial conservatory that has been in existence for 13 years, NBC News reported Tuesday. The petition encourages the Los Angeles Supreme Court to consider whether the agreement is even necessary, and says the singer’s circumstances have changed “to such an extent that there may no longer be grounds for establishing a conservatory community.”
“As Mr. Spears has repeatedly said, he only wants what is best for his daughter,” the file said, according to CNN. “If Ms. Spears is about to quit the Conservatory and believes she can manage her own life, Mr. Spears believes she should get this chance.”
Britney Spears and Jamie Spears representatives did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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Britney Spears’ Conservatory has made headlines since its inception in 2008 but attracted more attention when a Spears-focused episode of the documentary series The New York Times Presents debuted on February 5. Fans, who often use the hashtag #FreeBritney, have called for the singer’s father to get out of her life.
Although Spears is a 39-year-old mother of two, the internationally renowned pop star has not been allowed to manage her finances herself since her father was appointed restorer in 2008. He had also largely controlled the personal and medical care of his daughter until Jodi Montgomery took over temporarily in 2019.
Spears himself emotionally called for her father to be removed from the arrangement at a June court hearing, calling the conservatory “abusive” and saying it would do her more harm than good. She also said she was not allowed to remove her contraceptive under the conservatory, which prevented her from having more children.
In July, Spears’ attorney, Mathew S. Rosengart,from the conservatory. That document requested that Jason Rubin, a California certified public accountant, be appointed to the conservatory of the multi-million dollar estate of Spears.
It wasn’t until July 1 that Los Angeles County Superior Court judge Brenda Penny ruled that the singer’s father would remain in his role. NBC reports that Penny is expected to rule on Rosengart’s new petition during a September 29 hearing.
Not all Britney Spears supporters were ready to be happy yet.
“Don’t play with my heart!” wrote a Twitter user.
However, some hoped that this could mean a fresh start for the singer.
One wrote: “Britney Spears has appeared on extremely successful shows in Las Vegas for the past four years. She deserves a life of her own.”
Britney Spears has appeared in hugely successful shows in Las Vegas for the past four years. She deserves her own life.
– Richard Viest (@RViest) September 7, 2021