According to US media reports, Britney Spears’ father is said to have filed an application in which he pleads for his daughter’s guardianship to be ended.
The 13-year guardianship under the US singer Britney Spears (39) could soon end. According to US media reports, her guardian, father Jamie Spears (69), filed an application with a court in Los Angeles on Tuesday (September 7th) calling for the end of the guardianship.
In the document, which is available to NBC News, among others, Spears explains that his daughter’s circumstances have changed “to such an extent that there may no longer be grounds for maintaining guardianship.” This helped Spears “survive a major life crisis, rehabilitate and advance her career and get her finances and affairs in order. But recently things have changed,” it said. The singer expressed her frustration with the guardianship and asked a court to give her life back.
First reaction from Spears’s attorney
Britney Spears’ attorney Mathew Rosengart has already responded to the filing of the application. In a statement, which is available to the US magazine “People”, among others, he describes it as a “massive legal victory”. However, he stressed that no agreement had been reached with the guardian, who had merely given up. He also announced that he would continue investigating “financial mismanagement and other problems”. “Mr. Spears cannot evade accountability and justice.” Another hearing in the legal battle is scheduled for September 29th.
Disenfranchised since 2008
Spears was incapacitated in 2008 and her father Jamie was used as a guardian. The 39-year-old has been fighting against this guardianship for some time. Her election of a new lawyer had been approved in July. He then officially submitted an application to replace the singer’s father as financial guardian.
Her father had already announced in a court document in mid-August that he would end his daughter’s guardianship “when the time is ripe”. When this will actually be the case, he left it completely open, but the singer’s environment already celebrated the statement like a final victory in court.