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Britney Spears’ Father Accused of Extorting Star for $2million

Popstar Britney Spears’ legal team has urged her father to step down as her conservator “now,” accusing him of “dragging his feet” over accepting his daughter’s request.

On Monday, the “Toxic” and “Baby One More Time” singer’s attorney Mathew Rosengart filed new court documents, requesting Jamie Spears’s immediate suspension from Britney’s conservatorship.

The 69-year-old man recently agreed to relinquish control of his daughter’s finances, whose multi-million dollar estate he had overseen since 2008 when she was deemed mentally incapable of looking after herself.

In his response to a motion from Britney’s lawyers to remove him as estate conservator, Mr. Spears said he would be “willing to step down when the time is right.”

Back then, he clarified that he would resign from the conservatorship if there’s an “orderly” transition of power and “a resolution of matters pending before the Court.”

However, the star’s attorney asked Mr. Spears’ to resign as soon as possible, accusing him of trying to extort money from Britney.

“Mr. Spears should resign now, today, before he is suspended. It would be the correct and decent thing to do,” Mathew Rosengart told the media in a statement this week.

But Mr. Rosengart added that “the quid pro quo preconditions that Mr. Spears sought in his August 12, 2021, court filing are inappropriate and unacceptable.”

When Mr. Spears officially agreed to relinquish control of his daughter’s 60-million-dollar estate last month, no deadline was given. Furthermore, in new court documents, Britney’s lawyer stated that the singer’s father had demanded $2 million in attorneys’ fees.

Mr. Spears has also asked for a substantial payment to certain third parties, including Tri-Star Sports & Entertainment Group, and praise for his handling of Britney’s conservatorship.

“His idea of ‘orderly’ is to hang on until someone first brands him ‘father of the year’ and awards him a gold star for his ‘service’,” Mr. Rosengart said.

The attorney stated that Britney would not be “bullied or extorted” by her father, adding that Mr. Spears has no right to try to hold his daughter hostage by setting terms for being removed.

Previously, Mr. Spears said there were no urgent circumstances for his immediate suspension, but Rosengart argued his claims were “false.”

He explained that Britney’s life and well-being matter, mentioning the “courageous and compelling testimony” of Ms. Spears.

Rosengart referred to the emotional testimony of the 39-year-old US popstar in front of a Los Angeles court on June 23. Britney called the conservatorship “abusive” and said she wanted her life back, adding: “I’m traumatized. I’m not happy, I can’t sleep.”

The attorney has asked Judge Brenda Penny to remove Mr. Spears as Britney’s conservator at the next hearing, scheduled to be held on September 29, if he has not voluntarily resigned.