A court in LA has denied Britney Spears‘ father Jamie Spears in his bid to control the entirety of his daughter’s estate and investments, in a brand new update to the long ongoing #FreeBritney court saga.
The case of Britney Spears and her conservatorship is a long and seemingly endless battle, which is continuously updating as more and more court appearances occur over in America.
The last we heard from the conservatorship case was back in November 2020, when Britney Spears lost her court case to remove her father as a conservator of her estate. At the end of that court case, Judge Brenda J Penny appointed Bessemer Trust as a co-conservator of Spears’ estate, alongside Jamie Spears.
In this latest update, Jamie Spears has fought to retain control of his daughter’s assets and investments, but has lost his case. This essentially means he has lost all power of delegation over Britney’s life, and while he will remain a co-conservator, his power over assets has been reduced dramatically.
Investment powers and control of earnings will now be in shared powers between Bessemer Trust and Jamie Spears.
Vivian Thoreen, attorney for Jamie Spears, released a statement following the court proceedings, in which her client had just lost his bid to retain similar powers to what he had back in 2019, before becoming a co-conservator.
“My client looks forward to working with Bessemer to continue an investment strategy in the best interests of his daughter,” Thoreen said in a statement.
“My client Jamie Spears has diligently and professionally carried out his duties as one of Britney’s conservators, and his love for his daughter and dedication to protecting her is clearly apparent to the court.”
The next court hearing will be on March 17, in which the argument over whether Jamie Spears will remain conservator (in any form) of Britney’s estate shall be discussed.
All this comes after the massive documentary that was recently released, Framing Britney Spears, in which the singer’s life and conservatorship are discussed.
The doco covers the entire #FreeBritney movement at length, and we’ve listed our top ten moments that made us want to just punch our screens here.
Until the next court date, the fight for Britney Spears is far from over.Image: Getty Images / [Hector Vasquez]