Britney Spears’ Bid To Remove Dad As Conservator Denied

On Wednesday, a US judge denied a motion to remove Britney Spears’ father from his role as co-conservator of her $60 million estate.

In November last year, the famous pop singer’s lawyer asked a Los Angeles court to end Jamie Spears’ control over her daughter’s estate and asked to add private wealth management firm Bessemer Trust to serve as a co-curator.

The star’s legal representatives said she was afraid of her father and wanted him removed as her sole conservator.

While the Los Angeles court’s decision comes just a week after Britney’s explosive testimony about the conservator role her father has performed since 2008, Judge Brenda Penny’s ruling does not respond to that hearing.

Last week, the singer spoke for the first time in court, saying that she had been prevented from having children and had been drugged and forced to act against her will.

However, Ms. Penny cannot make a ruling based on Ms. Spears’ recent statement until a formal petition is filed to terminate the settlement. The documents issued Wednesday refer only to the request to appoint the Bessemer Trust as sole curator.

The judge refused to remove Jamie Spears from his 13-year-old position but accepted the private firm’s role as co-curator of Britney’s multi-million dollar estate.

“The conservator’s request to suspend James P. Spears immediately upon the appointment of Bessemer Trust Company of California as sole conservator of estate is denied without prejudice,” the court filing states.

Meanwhile, attorneys for Jamie Spears have asked the court to launch an investigation into his daughter’s abuse allegations.

The 68-year-old man has overseen the star’s multi-million dollar estate for more than a decade but left his daughter’s personal and medical affairs in the hands of Jodi Montgomery, Britney’s caregiver, when he stepped down from his role in 2019 due to health problems.

On Tuesday, his attorneys filed documents to the court that read: “It is not acceptable for Conservators or the Court to do nothing in response to Ms. Spears’ testimony.”

“Either the allegations will be shown to be true, in which case corrective action must be taken, or they will be shown to be false, in which case the conservatorship can continue its course,” they wrote in a court filing.

Mr. Spears’s attorneys alleged that he did not plan to return as Britney’s personal conservator but stated that he was concerned for her daughter’s well-being.