Britney Spears files to remove her father as conservator of her estate

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(CNN)Britney Spears' recently hired lawyer filed a petition Monday seeking to region the singer's father, Jamie Spears, arsenic conservator of her estate.

The petition filed successful Los Angeles Superior Court by lawyer Mathew Rosengart seeks to oust her begetter arsenic conservator and regenerate him with Jason Rubin, a CPA astatine Certified Strategies Inc. successful Woodland Hills, California. The petition calls it an "objectively intelligent penchant to nominate a highly qualified, nonrecreational fiduciary successful this circumstance."

The filing says Spears' property has much than $2.7 cardinal successful currency assets and $56 cardinal successful non-cash assets.

    A typical for Jamie Spears could not instantly beryllium reached by CNN.

      Jamie Spears has overseen his daughter's estate.

      The elder Spears has overseen his daughter's property for the duration of her 13-year conservatorship, which the vocalist has called "abusive." Speaking to the tribunal earlier this month, Britney Spears said she wanted to property charges against her begetter for "conservatorship abuse" and called the 13-year statement ""f---ing cruelty."

      "If this isn't abuse, I don't cognize what is," the vocalist said. "I thought they were trying to termination me."

      Earlier this year, done his lawyer Vivian Lee Thoreen, Jamie Spears said helium believes each determination helium made was successful his daughter's champion interest.

      Britney Spears' lawyer calls conservatorship "Kafkaesque nightmare"

      In Rosengart's tribunal filing, helium said the concern had go "toxic" betwixt the vocalist and her begetter and that helium was "guilty of misfeasance oregon malfeasance."

      "For much than thirteen years, Petitioner Britney Jean Spears has endured a conservatorship that, surely arsenic it concerns James P. Spears, has grown progressively toxic and is simply nary longer tenable," Rosengart wrote. "In summation to stripping his girl of her dignity, autonomy, and definite cardinal liberties — Mr. Spears is besides blameworthy of misfeasance oregon malfeasance warranting the imposition of surcharges, damages, oregon different ineligible enactment against him."

      Rosengart besides claimed the conservatorship had go a "Kafkaesque nightmare" for his lawsuit successful which her begetter has paid himself $16,000 per period from Britney Spears' property — $2,000 much than is allotted for her -- and an further $2,000 per period for his bureau expenses.

      The filing besides stated that Spears's chopped from his daughter's Las Vegas residency was "estimated to beryllium astatine slightest $2.1 million" aft receiving 1.5% of the gross revenues from her performances and associated merchandise sales.

      Lynne Spears speaks out

      The petition to region the singer's begetter from her conservatorship was supported by her mother, Lynne Spears, who said successful a tribunal filing Monday that her daughter's narration with her begetter had "dwindled to thing but fearfulness and hatred" aft helium "exercised perfectly microscopic control" implicit her life.

      Spears' parent said successful the petition that the conservatorship had allowed her ex-husband to instrumentality "complete power over" their daughter's life.

      She besides touched connected an alleged carnal altercation with their daughter's children, which successful the filing states "was possibly the astir appalling and inexcusable, and understandably destroyed immoderate was near of a narration between" Britney and her father. The Grammy-Award victor besides mentioned this altercation during her July 14 hearing.

      Lynne Spears besides said, "my girl the conservatee was being treated by a sports enhancement doc hired by Mr. Spears; the doc successful question was a psychiatrist who was prescribing what I and galore others thought to beryllium wholly inappropriate medicine to my daughter, who did not privation to instrumentality the medicine." It's unclear if this is the aforesaid doc that enactment the vocalist connected lithium, thing she claimed during her shocking June 23 hearing.

      When speaking astir the singer's widely publicized stay successful a attraction installation successful 2019, her parent says successful the filing that she was forced, "she did not privation to participate wherever she was threatened with punishment if she did not enactment for aesculapian attraction that she did not privation to endure."

      The filing came connected the aforesaid time arsenic different proceeding successful the Spears conservatorship lawsuit took spot successful Los Angeles Superior Court. That proceeding discussed whether the singer's idiosyncratic conservator, Jodi Montgomery, should beryllium granted other information successful the aftermath of alleged decease threats she has received.

      Attorneys for each parties requested much clip to negociate a spending headdress successful further information for Montgomery. Attorney Thoreen said Jamie Spears would o.k. spending up to $50,000 monthly connected information for Montgomery if his girl consented, contempt his objection.

        Montgomery besides stated successful a filing connected Monday that she supports the removal of Jamie Spears arsenic conservator and said, "I person had numerous, ongoing conversations with the aesculapian squad and we each hold that it would beryllium champion for Ms. Spears' well-being and intelligence wellness that her begetter halt acting arsenic her Conservator."

        The adjacent proceeding successful the lawsuit is scheduled for September 29.

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