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There seems to be an update on the Britney Spears conservatorship… but it isn’t the good news that Britney and her fans were hoping for.
According to reports, a judge – Judge Brenda Penny – has denied Britney’s request to have her father, Jamie Spears, removed as her conservator. She has, however, approved Bessemer Trust’s role as co-conservator…
This means that as things currently stand, Jamie Spears is still his daughter’s legal guardian, and is still in charge of her professional life, as well as her finances.
Court-appointed professional, Jodi Montgomery, has been in charge of Britney’s personal life since her father relinquished that role back in September 2019.
“The conservatee’s request to suspend James P Spears immediately upon the appointment of Bessemer Trust Company Of California, NA as sole conservator of estate is denied without prejudice,” a court document dated June 30 2021 reportedly reads.
Judge Brenda Penny also said that Britney Spears is “substantially unable to manage his or her financial resources or to resist fraud or undue influence.”
However, all hope is not lost for the 39-year-old pop star, as the judge’s decision reportedly has nothing to do with her emotional testimony in court (via Zoom) last week.
Despite speaking out in court last week, the singer still has to officially file a petition to end the conservatorship, which as far as we know, still hasn’t been completed by her legal team.
And speaking of her emotional testimony…
Britney’s father has allegedly asked the court to investigate some of the claims made during the testimony, for example, the medication she said she was forced to be on.
Britney told the court that she was forced to be on lithium, against her wishes, and also have an IUD which she allegedly isn’t allowed to remove…
In Jamie Spears’s latest court filing, his attorneys are reportedly asking the court to investigate the “serious allegations regarding forced labor, forced medical treatment and therapy, improper medical care, and limitations on personal rights”.
The lawyers are also reportedly insisting that Britney should have the “right to give informed consent for her own medical treatment”.
“Given the nature of the allegations and claims, it is critical that the court confirm whether or not Ms Spears’ testimony was accurate in order to determine what corrective actions, if any, need to be taken.”
We hope that Britney’s legal team are hard at work preparing the correct paperwork to get the conservatorship-ending ball rolling…